Christmas Shopping Made Easy!
I wanted to save you the hassle of scanning dozens of product pages, looking for the best deals.
I did the work for you, finding quality items, with top reviews, at the lowest prices.
Here’s my list of the best of the best from Amazon.
Some of these items are on sale. So, act fast. I’ll keep updating and adding to this page throughout the holiday season.
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Everyone needs a good can opener! Kitchen Aid products are good quality, functional, long-lasting, and pretty darn fashionable. I love them. This one has silicone handles, making it easier for older people to grip. (Yes, believe it or not, you begin to think about these things soon after you hit age 50. LOL!)
This Krups model is very well made. If you don’t need the “silent” feature, then look at the regular model for the same quality – it’s just louder when you grind the beans.
We have two coffee grinders! One is dedicated to grinding herbs. (If you’ve never tasted freshly ground cloves, then you are missing a treat! The smell and taste are SOOO much more vibrant than the pre-ground herb.) The other grinder is reserved for coffee beans. We use both of them quite regularly.
Here’s another kitchen tool that I use every, single week: an electronic rice cooker. This model by Hamilton Beach is worth every penny. It’s also a nice sized capacity, making it perfect for larger families. It is SOOOO easy to measure rice and water, click a couple of buttons, and walk away. You’ll return to perfectly cooked rice – every time. I love mine!
Yes! My pressure cooker is indispensable to me. I use mine nearly every, single day. I save so much time in the kitchen with this one item. Check out the price at Amazon!
I own a set of these exact silicone baking sheets and love them. I have used them hard and they are still in great shape. They make clean up quick and easy. The price is the best that I have found for similar products on Amazon.
Honestly, this is one area where it pays to spend a little more. Thinner baking pans warp in the heat of the oven. These baking pans are thick and warrant a 5-star rating. Mine are professional quality, and have lasted for many years.
Locking-Lid Storage Containers
I just recommended a set much like this on my website a few weeks ago when I talked about storage containers for bulk buys. I like this set of storage containers for so many reasons: They stack, so they take up less space. The lids have a lock at the top so that air is less likely to seep in. They are see-through and have that adorable chalkboard label, which can be wiped off and changed easily when you put something new inside. Best yet, they have dropped in price by ten bucks in the past thirty days. Check them out here.
I dealt for years with plastic measuring cups – half of which were missing. I was just too cheap to buy a new set. My oldest son finally took “measures” into their own hands and bought me a new metal set for Mother’s Day. I love them. This set comes with spoons too and garners 5-star ratings from over 10,000 customers.
Our family is a huge fan of smart power strips for saving money on utilities. Look for a model with built-in surge protection. This smart power strip comes with 3 USB ports and 6 outlets.
Portable chargers are an amazingly helpful (and inexpensive) way to insure that your digital devices never run out of power at an inconvenient time. This one comes with a power cord.
JBL Bluetooth Portable Speaker
My husband spent countless hours looking through the technical stats for portable speakers before he decided on this JBL Bluetooth Speaker. We’ve owned our speaker for probably three years and it’s been in regular use. It has held up great and the battery life is terrific. It’s on sale right now for a great discount at Amazon.
My husband bought this specifically for using when he was on walks, but, you can use it in a variety of ways. On-line videos are often recorded at a low level. Plug this speaker it into the headphone jack and it boosts the volume instantly. The fact that you can take this speaker anywhere is a terrific plus! It’s also Bluetooth ready.
Toys (Children age 3-10)
This Dress Up doll is an Amazon exclusive. Preschoolers learn to zip, button, velcro, and more – all while playing with their new friend. I love it!
Here’s the boy version of the same doll. It has a perfect, 5-star rating. And with good reason. Whenever you can combine having fun and learning, it’s a double blessing for both parent and child.
This Star Wars action figure and toy set is the bomb! I gotta be honest. My twelve year old would totally groove on finding this toy under the tree on Christmas morning.
Mr. Potato Head is a classic toy that never goes out of style. This is a nice, big set for the price. It seriously reminded me of our family video of my boys screaming delightedly after opening a big Mr. Potato Head set one Christmas morning.
We had one of these magnetic calendar sets and used it for years. Doug and Melissa offer quality wooden toys at a great price.
Perfect for your princess. This perfect hideaway – comes with glow-in-the-dark lights. It’s on sale right now for over 30% off!
And here’s a space-themed version of the indoor pup tent. I nearly had teenagers lining up to ask for this one! Check out the unbelievable discount!
I adore tactile learning toys! (and my kids did, too.) This clever wooden number and stacking toy instantly reminded my 12 year old of one he played with as a young child. Good memories.
We had this same wooden train set. when my boys were young. It got a lot of play time through the years.
Toys (Children age 11+)
Teaching about solar power and having fun at the same time? Yes, thank you! This solar robot kit can be made into a dozen different robots – all of which move by the power of the sun. Great fun!
My twelve year old loves to fly his drone. Great outdoor fun for the whole family.
If you have HP lovers in your home, my son assures me that this is a great deal on this huge Lego set.
You just can’t miss being declared a “super parent” when you spring for a great Lego set. This one is on sale for a short time at a great price.
Room lights are incredibly popular right now for pre-teen and teen bedrooms. This really fun light set comes with a remote and will flash a variety of colors and patterns. This is (literally) at the top of my son’s Christmas wish list.
I have owned a pair of slippers nearly identical to these for years. They are incredibly comfortable, long-lasting, and I was excited to find this replacement from Amazon for a great price.
I love Amazon Essentials for their high quality and reasonable price. Here are my favorite for the holiday season.
Choose from several colors and sizes for around $20 in this men’s shirt from Amazon Essentials.
Curl up with a cup of hot tea, wearing a warm, comfy sweatshirt, priced well under $20! Choose from over 30 different colors and patterns.
You can’t go wrong with a classic dress shirt. This version from Amazon Essentials is made from 100% cotton and comes in 14 different colors. It is priced at about $20.
My husband uses every, single function on his chronograph watch. This version from Amazon Essentials is one of the lowest prices I’ve ever seen on a watch with multiple functions.
Reinforced heels and toes help make these men’s dress socks last a long time.
This water resistant women’s medium-weight button up coat would look equally good with either jeans or formal wear. Love it!
This v-neck sweater is the perfect mix of fashion and comfort. The length is perfect. It comes in 15 different colors and patterns.
Pair this lightweight cardigan with a wide variety of blouses or camisoles. This sweater comes in eighteen colors and patterns and is priced at under $30.00.
The flow of this 3/4 sleeve length, v-neck t-shirt is absolutely elegant. Yes! It comes in a 2-pack! Choose from seven different color combinations for one great price.
Every wardrobe needs a basic black and a white shirt. You can pair them with any color, dress them up, or dress them down. These are under $20 for the pair.
I love this medium weight jacket. This color and pattern is classic, but there are several from which to choose. The price is incredibly reasonable, too.
Here is the girls version of a great medium weight polar fleece jacket. It’s available in 14 colors and patterns and child’s sizes from 4T to XXL.
My boys always had water resistant snow bibs just like these. The price is definitely right, too.
You just can’t beat this great pair of footed jammies to keep warm this winter. Available up to size 4T in six different patterns.