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Promising review: “New favorite curling iron. I LOVE this curling iron! Such a great value for 6 different irons! So far I’ve used the two biggest barrels, and they work amazingly! My hair held the curls through wind, running, and even sleep! Shipped super fast! Highly recommend this seller, and this product!!!” —Amazon
And if they already have curls or coils and are looking for a heat-free styler, check out these foam curling rods ($10.99 on Amazon) that reviewers with everything from 3A to 4C hair swear by.
Promising review: “This is the softest blanket you’ll ever feel. It keeps you warm and does not overheat. It the the best throw/ accent blanket we have ever had for our living room, including our electric blankets (which can get you too warm and are not as soft). Wish we would have gotten the twin size, since everyone in the house (including the cat) like to use it. We’ll probably end up getting another one!” —Kristen Madrigal
Check out all the deets and reviews from people who can’t stop raving about this blanket in This Impossibly Cozy Blanket Is Everything You Need This Winter.
Each kit comes with a detailed info card explaining the benefits of each mask too — so you know the what amazing things you’re putting on your face.
Get a curated box from Amazon. It’s available in three levels: $8.90 (includes four entry-level masks), $19.90 (includes seven premium masks and a skin care item), or $34.95 ($23.77 for the first box; includes two-three full-sized skin care products and three-fore sheet masks) — all with free shipping.
Promising review: “It’s fun to try out new masks that a well-reviewed by experts (I’m definitely no expert), and I love the subscription model! This weekly face mask tradition has helped banish the Sunday scaries this fall/winter.” —Emily Berglund
They’re each about the size of a tennis ball — and they won’t stain your tub, so you won’t have to scrub afterwards.
Promising review: “I have been using bath bombs for years. I’ve used cheap brands, drugstore brands, luxury brands (Lush, YL) and more. This box gives all bath bombs I’ve tried a run for the money! The packaging was super cute and totally giftable. I was really impressed at the quality of the bath bomb itself too (I used Heal tonight) and I love that this uses natural essential oils. During this COVID-19 outbreak, I have had a lot of stress and anxiety and have enjoyed a bath nearly every night for the past week. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are HUGE! At least double the size of ones I’ve used before. Comparable to the size of Lush bombs. I will definitely purchase this box again when I run out and honestly it’s a great price at a little more than $2 a piece. You really can’t beat it!” —Heather H
It comes with three colors: Executive Realness, a “velvety, potent plum,” Elson 2, the “cult-classic rouge,” and Soft Core “a sublime satin pink.”
Promising review: “These mini lippies are absolutely stunning!!!! The colors are very vibrant and bold! The red color is a gorgeous Christmas cherry color and the dark purple shade is a gorgeous bold purple plum color. They apply to your lips smoothly. Now if you have dry lips, I would apply a lip moisturizer first or balm. The finish is a velvety matte finish and it does not feel drying on my lips!! They are pretty small for the price but I feel that they are worth it with the discount! I just wish these came in full sizes!!! I am obsessed with the packaging!!!!” —China1990
The last day for standard shipping is 12/17, and the last day for flash shipping is 12/19 — and you can also reserve online and pick up in-store after that!
And if Chris Evans wanted to come over and help ’em make some, that’d be ok too.
Promising review: “We make a lot of waffles, so we were pleasantly surprised that this thing was not only cute, but actually works really well and maybe even better than our other waffle maker! There’s no way this could get a bad review unless you just don’t know how to cook or used a bad recipe. They turn out like a perfect shield just like the ones in the photos. If you know a captain America fan, buy this. Hubs got a real kick out of it.” —Joshua
You pick the size, cover color, number of pages and upload your photos right on the Artifact Uprising website.
Promising review: “Blown away! We had so many choices of which company to entrust the photos from our amazing Mediterranean vacation. Saw the ad on Instagram for Artifact Uprising and I’m so glad I spent the money. It was a little more expensive than others and SO worth it. We can’t stop looking at the book. I’ve been a professional graphic designer for 17 years and have handled many printing projects and I was just floored by the quality of the product. Thank you!” —David T.
This bb comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler, and a two-stage knife sharpener.
Promising review: “These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!” —Sadie Allen
Promising review: “Purchased as a gift. The necklace is very beautiful and nicely constructed. It was quite nicer than I was expecting, to be honest. The recipient was very pleased! I would definitely purchase again.” —Smiller
Here’s how it works: You give ’em a gift card. Your loved one signs up and gets a selection of handpicked clothing, chosen for *them* by a stylist — straight to their door. They pay a $25 styling fee (which is credited towards anything they choose to keep), and items typically fall in the $50-$300 range. You can choose either men’s or women’s sizes!
Get a gift card they can use at Trunk Club from Nordstrom for $25+. Even if it’s suuuuuuuper last minute, thiis makes a great gift since you can get an egift card!
The large knit style is super chic, and the organic cotton is breathable (and there’s nothing in it to create the weight *other* than cotton, so no uncomfy glass beads). If you’re really worried about overheating, it also comes in a cooling version made out of Tencel. I have this in the cooling version (in the color “avocado”) and let’s just say I’ve used it quite a bit in recent times — I *love* it, and it’s actually extremely cute.
Promising review: “I love this napper a little too much. I carry it up and down stairs all day as I move between the bed and couch for crafting, reading, etc. I like to grasp onto something when I sleep (usually the edge of the pillowcase), so the loops are awesome for tucking in my fingers and toes. Unlike another weighted blanket I own, the napper is stylish so I don’t mind if it’s out in the living room, and I can wash it, a huge deal given how often it’s used. It’s a bit of a pain to dry (it took three cycles in the dryer, so next time I am going to hand dry). The weight is very comforting, and I don’t have an issue with overheating, even using it in the middle of summer in a muggy climate.” —Madeline B.
Bearaby is a woman-owned brand making weighted blankets in sustainable materials. Free shipping takes 6-10 days, and “faster” shipping takes 2-5, but if you’re running low on time, you can also get a gift card for the exact value of a blanket.
There’s a section with four different cake recipes inspired by the four birthday cakes sent to Harry on his 14th birthday by Hermione, Ron, Sirius, and Hagrid. Yep, I’m crying again.
Promising review: “I love this book! Some of the recipes are complex and wouldn’t be great to try with smaller children — not all of them though. Other than that, each recipe refers to the book and chapter where it appears in the Harry Potter series and includes a short history about the origin of or inspiration for the recipe. The chocolate buttermilk sheet cake has become a family favorite that people request for their birthday cake (my mom calls it the Harry Potter cake). I even bought this book as a graduation present for two of my Harry Potter obsessed students.” —Jenn Pond
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*No* coding experience is necessary, and it works with most tablets and computers. It comes with step-by-step creative challenges, and they can do anything from making X-wings fly, to force-pushing Stormtroopers, to maneuvering a lightsaber — to even making Baby Yoda levitate!
Promising review: “As a programmer and a huge Star Wars fan, this kit is right up my alley and I was so excited to give it to my niece who is also a huge fan! She loved putting the kit together, connecting it to her parent’s iPad, and learning to code. The software provides a great framework that starts fast so kids can see cool results from their code quickly, but it’s proved to be surprisingly deep in the time we’ve spent working on it. My niece has started to grasp some core programming concepts that I hope will start her journey to becoming a programmer like me (okay maybe I’m planning a little too far ahead). The Star Wars tie-in is great, as it got my niece interested in something she otherwise might be hesitant to try! I think the only downside is that my sister and her husband don’t see their iPad very much anymore. :)” —LBT
Promising review: “I bought these for my fiancé’s father for our wedding coming up. I was blown away by how great quality these are! If you are looking for a great product at a decent price, these are the ones you want! They even come in a cool gift box.” —Amazon Customer
Promising review: “A friend lent me his copy of the first movie with the making-of DVDs and I was gobsmacked, so I ordered my own set immediately. The movies are beautifully done and the behind the scenes documentaries alone are worth the purchase price. One by one I am introducing them to other members of my family. I think it is interesting to note that one of my grandsons has developed an interest in art as a result of viewing the behind the scenes documentaries. Frodo Lives!” —Trivia Queen
Promising review: “Fast delivery! Beautiful, high quality product. The color and quality far exceeded my expectations, considering the reasonable price I had paid. The material is soft yet heavy, like a comfy cable-knit sweater. The blanket even comes with its own drawstring carrying bag, which will make it easy for my daughter to pack it for college. We washed it on the hand wash cycle in our washer, and it came out perfectly with no stretches or color running. At the risk of sounding like I work for their company, I believe this truly a gorgeous product that you will be very pleased with!” —LisaKay
Promising review: “We purchased this for my father-in-law, age 92, and wanted simplicity for him to be able to digitize his phonographs which is something he wanted to do. This was not only simple for him to use it also had GREAT SOUND. We were amazed. It really made the old phonographs some awesome. We thought we’d have to connect to external speakers to give it better sound (which the unit has connections for external speakers if you desire to do so)…but that was not necessary. The speakers delivered fine sound. We were very happy with this purchase. We will probably order one for ourselves. This 8 in 1 records to USB. We are very pleased.” —Janine
Promising review: “The day I put a COVID-19 suspension on my gym membership, I researched affordable, maneuverable exercise bikes lest my knees get painful for lack of this daily exercise! It arrived in a large box (40 lbs) but this 70-year-old gal was able to easily drag into my house and unpack. The directions are a little hard to follow and I’m not ‘handy’ but I was able to add a little reasoning and put it together in less than an hour. Now sheltering in place for two weeks, this bike starts my day each morning. The mechanics and electronics work perfectly and help me set goals each day. It has variable tension settings, seat height options and a seat position for tall and for shorter people. I’m 5-foot-6 and selected the setting for a taller person. The seat height is on the fourth hole so you could drop for shorter biker. I have biked and binge-watched series, biked and worked off creeping anxiety as I watch the news and rolled it onto the deck on an unseasonably warm day to peddle to Led Zeppelin on my headphones. BEST purchase for the money that I’ve made in years; it’s a solid investment in both my physical and mental health!” —SG
I bought this bike just as the pandemic was starting this spring, and it was a *great* choice. I put it together in nooooo time flat, with the help of a handy YouTube video (as suggested by one of the reviewers). And the fold-up size is great, but the bike is sturdy and has great features for the price! I love the cushioned seat, which is muuuuuch comfier than most exercise bike seats I’ve sat on.
Promising review: “Great purchase! So lightweight that I don’t even realize I’m wearing earrings! I’ve seen these around a lot and I’m so glad I found them on Amazon. Must have and great for the price. Loving the white color.” —Marisa S
Promising review: “These slippers look even better in person. They are extremely comfortable. These were thee best slippers I have ever ordered.” —Markaisa
Promising review: “Oh my gosh, I love this! I got mine in the mail yesterday and ended up playing with it for about five hours last night LOL. It connects via Bluetooth so you can connect it to your phone — the music and your singing comes out of the microphone’s speaker. It has a volume control for your voice and for the music and also an echo feature. You can put an SD card into the bottom of it and record yourself, or connect it with an audio out to record on one of those karaoke apps on your phone. Between this and being able to find just about any song on karaoke via YouTube, you could easily have your own karaoke parties at home!” —Ferretocious
Get it from Amazon for $8.99 or from Bookshop for $14.72 (to support local bookstores; last day for standard shipping from Bookshop is 12/16).
It comes with an embroidery hoop, thread, cotton aida with the pattern on it, needles, and instructions.
Promising review: “Love it! This is one of those rare occasions in life where I feel like I got MORE than what I paid for. This kit is just about perfect. The only thing I would recommend you purchase in addition to it is either better needles, or a good needle threader. The eyes of the needles it comes with are a bit too small to thread three embroidery strands through, in my opinion. Otherwise, the kit is awesome. If you’re wondering, I didn’t embroider mine exactly as per the instructions. I had plenty of thread, but it does warn you that if you go rogue, you could run short.” —Addictedtoammmazzzon
Each month they can choose from five available titles — plus, they can always get more books or even skip a month if none of the options sound like the right fit!
Give Book of the Month for $49.99+ available in 3-, 6-, and 12-month subscriptions — and add any extra books on for $9.99 each! This also makes a perfect *very* last minute gift, thanks to their print-at-home gift card and email gift card options.
Promising review: “This has to be one of the best gifts for your favorite foodie. It’s excellent for so many different kitchen tasks. Makes a big shredding job easy as slicing bread. I’ve bought several of these for gifts and they were much appreciated. They come in many different colors. Easy to store and a very handy tool to have around for BBQs and Thanksgiving. Pretty much any time that you are working with a large cut of meat, beef, poultry, pork, even a melon, you name it, this is the tool you’ll want to reach for every time. Moving from pan to platter would otherwise be unmanageable and spell train wreck in many cases. Not so with these. You will not be disappointed!” —Angelonia
—Beste™ No. 9 Jelly Cleanser, a gel cleanser that melts away makeup and the day’s grime
Promising review: “A great deal for great products. The packaging is beautiful. TLC Framboos (and all the DE Serums) have truly transformed my skin. I used to have bumps deep underneath my skin, breakouts and oily skin – now my skin is clear, bright and balanced.” —PinkGiraffeX
The last day for standard shipping is 12/17, and the last day for flash shipping is 12/19 — and you can also reserve online and pick up in-store!
Promising review: “I was super nervous about purchasing, because I know pictures can sometimes be deceiving. It looks just like the photo, so glad I bought it! Wasn’t sure if medium would fit me, but you can wear the bottoms high rise (no adjustable pull strings) & the top has adjustable straps. Overall, cutest pajama set I’ve ever seen, satisfied & will definitely be purchasing more in the future.” —Luna Contreras
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