It’s not too late! These 18 affordable, cult-fave products at Amazon will arrive in time for Christmas

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Muddy Bites, beanie headlamp and Clongs.
Clever, on-point gifts to delight everyone on your list. (Photo: Amazon)

Still scrambling to find the right gifts for the last few people on your list? Look no further. We’ve gathered up the best presents with super-high Amazon ratings that will still arrive in time for Christmas Day. These are items that tens of thousands of reviewers absolutely love — and they’re all under $50.

When you give these future-favorites to friends or family (or yourself, because you definitely need a few of these) they’ll think of you fondly all year long. So get comfy and get ready to solve any remaining mysteries on your gift list: Purchase in multiples (you’ll be so glad you did, when you realize there’s a name you forgot).

Buy today, and these will all arrive in time for Christmas. We predict sell-outs across the board. On your mark...get set...go!

This beanie that will light the way

Gray and black beanie hat with headlamp illuminated on the front.
Rechargeable by USB and also available in black. (Photo: Amazon)

Help keep them merry and bright this winter with this ingenious invention. This beanie has a USB rechargeable headlamp built right in, so their path will be illuminated on early morning runs or during late-night tinkering sessions.

One repeat customer says, "I really like this hat. I have three dogs, and at least one of their walks is early or late in the day when it is dark. And, this lights up where I am going beautifully, and cars can see me. the fact that it is comfortable, and warm is the icing on the cake. Bought one for the son. Bought one for the weekend get away. Bought one for the husband. Yup, happy."

$25 at Amazon

This credit card-sized hair removal tool

Hand holding a credit card sized plastic piece that is red in the center with black rubber around the rim.
Effortlessly collect lint or fur from clothing and upholstery. (Photo: Amazon)

The fur babies are great, sure. But the tumbleweeds of fur they leave behind? Not so much. Give the gift of an effortless clean with this convenient collector tool. About the size of a credit card and lined in rubber, this tool can be run across car upholstery, rugs and any other fabric surface to quickly collect the fuzz.

Over 31,000 five-star reviewers say it's the cat's meow. One exuberant shopper shares, "My days of desperate pleas with the vacuum gods to please please PLEASE get the hair out of the couch cushions are OVER! No longer will I slave over and over again with a pet hair attachment on my Dyson, alternating between cussing and crying as I try to remove my beloved packs leftover locks...Today is a day of exhalation! Of joy! Of freedom!"

$12 at Amazon

These nostalgic snacks for $6 a bag

Snack bag made to look like there is melted chocolate dripping down from the top with mini waffle cones filled with chocolate depicted on the packaging.
Bite into the best part of a sundae cone. (Photo: Amazon)

Remember that last glorious bite of a drumstick from the ice-cream truck on a hot summer day? The bite that's filled with a thick bite of chocolate at the bottom of the cone to prevent the ice-cream from dripping down your arm? Well, now you can enjoy a bag of those bites thanks to this clever snack.

Get five re-sealable bags of Muddy Bites for $30 (that's 6 bucks a bag) and spread the joy among family members and friends. One pleased purchaser reports: "Bought this as a gift for my sister — ended up eating an entire bag to myself!!! the chocolate is so fresh the cones are crunchy all the ingredients are 'real' stuff. SUCH a great product will purchase again."

$30 for five at Amazon

These go-with-everything chunky hoops, for only $14

Pair of gold open-back hoop earrings.
A timeless accessory. (Photo: Amazon)

Hoops are back in a big way and these wallet-friendly finds have racked up over 25,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Use them to dress up jeans and a t-shirt or to add a bit of shimmer to an already elegant ensemble.

One happy customer understands the ever-changing fashion trends: "It’s a current trend, I like the look right now (which is somewhere between Chiquita Banana and Esmeralda) but I am just not going to spend $120 on this when this option is great... Highly recommend!"

$14 at Amazon

This hilarious display of one-star reviews

Subpar Parks book cover by Amber Share with a drawing of a man looking out over a cliff with a thought bubble over his head rating it 1 of 5 stars.
"Terrible WiFi." (Photo: Amazon)

The US is filled with some pretty incredible natural wonders like the Grand Canyon, Utah's Arches and Yellowstone's towering geysers. Yet some folks don't find them quite as impressive as others. Enter artist Amber Share's depictions of these extraordinary sites and their "least impressed visitors'" one-star reviews.

"This is one of my favorite kinds of books; it is a rare combination of both informative and amusing," says one five-star reviewer. "It is primarily a book that describes various National Parks, but it also pokes fun at the poor reviews that some people have written about these beautiful places."

$19 at Amazon

This spicy $10 honey to put on wings or anything(s)

Bottle with label
Sweet and hot—what could be better? (Photo: Amazon)

This multitasking culinary hero is Amazon's Choice for honey. It packs some sweet heat, perfect for drizzling over pizza, wings or BBQ ribs—or even mixing into a cocktail.

“I tend to shy away from spicy foods, but I couldn’t resist the opportunity to try a new condiment to liven up snacks and recipes. I was afraid the spice would be overpowering, but it’s actually quite mellow and smooth; just the right touch of heat,” raves a reviewer. “So far, I’ve enjoyed this on fruit salad (banana, strawberry and blueberry) with cottage cheese, and drizzled on the original Chick-fil-A sandwich. So delicious!”

$8 with on-page coupon $10 at Amazon

This puzzle that will become a work of art

Still life of glass jar filled with puzzle pieces next to puzzle box and tube of glue.
This puzzle is pretty whether it's assembled or not! (Photo: Amazon)

Puzzles may be the perfect wintertime activity, stimulating your brain and your senses in one fell swoop. But when the snow starts to melt, are you really supposed to dismantle all that hard work and put the pieces back into the box to just collect dust? Not anymore.

Jiggy puzzles are meant to provide entertainment and then become display-worthy accomplishments. The pieces come in a reusable glass jar along with glue and a straight-edge tool to help puzzlers secure the pieces in place before proudly displaying their efforts.

$49 at Amazon

This USA-made cast-iron skillet that makes everything taste better

Cast iron skillet with red silicone handle cover next to ti.
A beauty on its own, this skillet comes with a fitted silicone handle grip, at no extra charge. (Photo: Amazon)

A cast-iron skillet is a must in every chef’s (or aspiring chef’s) kitchen. And Lodge’s hefty, pre-seasoned classics are trusted and beloved. The company, founded in 1896, gets a lot of love from Amazon shoppers: This generously sized skillet has a 5-star rating from more 96,600 reviewers. A great gift for anyone, even if all they ever make is scrambled eggs (so much more delicious when cooked in cast iron).

“Really a great purchase—love this cast-iron skillet,” says one of many, many fans. “.... I also really like the fact that this is made in the USA. American-made products are just not easy to find anymore. But really, the proof in the quality of this cast iron was obvious when i made sweet potato corn bread and baked it in the oven in this skillet. It came out so nice and brown and moist.”

$30 at Amazon

This book that will take you around the world... from the comfort of your couch

Blue book cover with
The creators of the cult-favorite travel site Atlas Obscura take us around the world through food. (Photo: Amazon)

A bestseller in its category on Amazon, this epicurean delight takes readers across all seven continents to marvel at some of the world's most interesting ingredients and how people have used them. Think: Minnesota butter sculptures or fish sauce factories discovered from the ancient Roman Empire. This assortment of history, travel culture is sure to delight a food enthusiast on your list.

One five-star reviewer called it "Sumptuous. Revolting. Luxurious. Shocking. Deeply informative." Another explains, "This isn’t the kind of book you read in one sitting. This is the kind of book you pick up over and over again, and even again to reference before taking a trip. It makes an amazing gift for any food- or travel-lover in your life, but make sure to get one for yourself as well, because every page holds beautifully written delights."

$26 at Amazon

These practical (and fun) meat shredders, just $13

Large hunk of pork on bamboo cutting board with bear claw shredders laying on one end with shredded meat nearby.
Way more primal than an electric knife. (Photo: Amazon)

A No. 1 bestseller, this set of wolverine-like claws make a great gift for the grill master in your life. Or, honestly, anyone who cooks (they double as salad tossers!).

“A great set of shredders for the price,” writes a reviewer who replaced an old pair by another manufacturer. “These Bear Paws are sharp, they shred meat easily and fit my hands very well. They're comfortable to hold, which is nice when shredding 10 to 20 pounds of pork for a party. I also use one claw when carving meat. I stick one claw into the meat to hold it steady while I carve with a knife, works much better than trying to use a fork...” They’re also great for mixing salads or lifting a turkey out of the roasting pan.

$13 at Amazon

This fun game they can even play by Zoom, just $16

Orange box with wobbly-eyed bald cartoon man and the title
Give them a really fun night in. (Photo: Amazon)

Among Amazon’s most popular games is this quirky drinking game that’s sure to bring on plenty of belly laughs. If your family or friends could use a little prompt to keep things interesting, this hilarious game with a 5-star rating from over 20,000 reviewers is for you.

Says a happy shopper: “This game is easy to play, silly, and fun. Even between two people, it's a fun way to spur conversation and have something to do while drinking together.” And it has staying power, too: “...the different people you play with make the game new every time.”

$16 at Amazon

These cushy-comfy plush slippers anyone would love

Fuzzy ivory slipper sandal
Below that glam upper is a foam footbed that doubles the comfort. Heaven. (Photo: Amazon)

Made with a super-plush memory foam footbed and high-pile fleece, these slippers are as cozy as they are cute. Plus, they’re a mainstay on Amazon’s best-seller list and boast a perfect rating from more than 21,000 reviewers. Plus, they come 10 color and pattern options. Literally the perfect Christmas gift — indulgent and practical.

One reviewer calls them “the comfiest things I’ve ever put on my feet,” adding, “these slippers feel like a hug on my feet. They have a hard bottom so you can wear them out. The top part is so incredibly soft!!!”

$24 at Amazon

These environmentally conscious coffee pods

Purple plastic and metal mesh Kcup pod being filled with coffee grounds.
Toss out the guilt. (Photo: Amazon)

While most of us love the ease with which we can get a quick cup of Joe whenever we want, many also hate the wastefulness of the process. Enter the reusable K Cups for Keurig machines. Amazon's choice and the choice of over 18,000 five-star reviewers, this four pack of pods allows caffeine connoisseurs to use their own brew in their Keurig machine and minimize waste.

One reviewer called it a "no-brainer", explaining, "My wife & I have dramatically different tastes in coffee, so the K-Cup concept works very well for us...These reusable K-Cups have been the perfect answer....I'm pretty sure these have more than paid for themselves in the 1st 2lbs of coffee we purchased (Dark roast for me, medium for her)."

$9 for four at Amazon

This natural-clay face mask that’s only $15

White tub with label that says
A generous container of Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay is a natural-beauty boon at an absolute steal. (Photo: Amazon)

The quintessential natural clay mask is one of those awesome, affordable secrets held close by beauty experts — and your giftee will never look back at expensive brands once she indulges in it. And at just $15 for a one-pound tub, it will last practically forever. Nearly 46,000 reviewers give it a 5-star rating, with some saying it’s totally transformed their skin.

“Saved my face,” wrote a bride-to-be who shared her before and after photos in her review. “I’m getting married in two weeks and about three months ago I said, ‘wow, ok, this is my skin. How am I going to cover it up for the wedding?’ I came across this mask online and saw reviews and thought, ‘there is no way this mask helps with acne marks. I have yet to find one that does.’ Three months later the results just show you how fast and amazing this product is. I will never use another face mask!!!!”

$15 at Amazon

These fabulous ‘pizza socks’ to help you win Christmas

Pizza box filled with socks designed to look like a pizza.
Order men's sizes or women's sizes (which can also fit big kids). (Photo: Amazon)

This box of sox in the form of pizza is the delightful gift everyone needs right now. Your recipient gets four pairs, presented thusly, to mix or match (he or she can wear crust on the left and pepperoni on the right, say). The quality of socks is as high as the smile-quotient of this charming presentation. Nearly 6,000 shoppers give these socks a 4.8-star rating, so snatch them up before they’re gone.

“I bought these for my 28-year-old son who is currently stationed in KY (US Army Special Reactions Team). He always complains about the pizza (being from NJ, we KNOW pizza). Since I couldn’t send him any pies I figured I’d get him these (as a gag gift). Well, let me tell you, they were NOT considered a gag gift to him, he LOVED them. Said they were probably the best gift I gave him (umm I gave him many expensive gifts)—goes to show you price isn’t everything,” says a happy shopper. “The quality of the socks were great. They fit well and didn’t make his feet sweat. The best part was the presentation. The pizza box was adorable and the creative way the socks were rolled to look like an actual pie was so cool and it even had the pizza protector (you’ll see).....”

$26 at Amazon

This ingenious invention that eliminates the need for a spoon rest

Tongs with red silicone tips and curve at the neck to keep those tips elevated.
The one time it's okay for elbows to be on the table. (Photo: Amazon)

If you're constantly scrubbing up the counter after cooking a spaghetti dinner, these grippers may be the solution for you. Available in red or black and nine, 12 or 15 inches, the tongs will help keep your kitchen clean. A clever curve at the neck elevates the silicone-covered tips to prevent them from transferring sauce or oil onto your countertop surface. Plus, the waffle design of the silicone itself makes for an extra-grippy hold so your noodles won't escape before they reach the bowl.

One clean customer declares, "A super design idea, silicone grabbing ends so perfect for non-stick coated cookware. Buy some for your friends and they'll think of you every time they use them."

$20 at Amazon

This $5 gag-gift-that’s-not-really-a-gag that folks swear by

Small white bottle with yellow and black foral decals that says
Poo-Pourri Before-You-Go Toilet Spray is as effective as it is funny. (Photo: Amazon)

Want a gag gift that will actually be put to use? The iconic Poo-Pourri toilet spray is a No. 1 best-seller on Amazon because it actually works wonders. And with a 5-star rating from over 116,500 reviewers, people swear by it. Great for anyone in a crowded house.

“It has an amazing lemon scent,” said a grateful five-star reviewer. “It is very fresh and not overpowering. It is not synthetic smelling. With most room sprays, you end up just smelling flowery poo. This masks the smell completely. I can walk in the bathroom 30 seconds after my boyfriend and only smell lemon.”

$5 at Amazon

These best-selling fleece-lined thermals, on sale for $10 off

Woman wearing black long johns.
Available in every color you can imagine, from yellow to hot pink. (Photo: Amazon)

Hanging at home this winter, we could all use a little more coziness. Amazon reviewers are obsessed with this super-soft pair of long johns that comes in 10 colors and a great range of sizes, from 2XS-3XL. They're majorly marked down right now, which make them the perfect gift to buy in multiples. Moisture wicking, with comfortable four-way stretch, this fabric is great for outdoor activities or just hanging inside. These long johns are a No. 1 best-seller with a 5-star rating from nearly 20,000 reviewers on Amazon.

“Bought a set of these thermals in each color for a trip to Alaska...,” says a reviewer. “Wore them under jeans, leggings, snow pants, depending on the activity of the day. At -14 degrees they kept me warm and they are super soft and comfortable.”

$29.50 with on-page coupon $40 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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