The holidays can bring about a range of emotions, from happiness to stress, and everything in between. So this year we decided to put together a list of awesome Amazon products that will help you get through the month of December with your sanity, regardless of what your plans are.
Anker Soundcore Life Q20 wireless headphones
Whether you’re stuck at home or with friends and family over the holidays, noise canceling headphones are perhaps the singular best tool to help you maintain your sanity. Despite being inexpensive, these are large, cushy and comfortable, and sound good to boot.
Big book of 200 New York Times Sunday crossword puzzles
I know a lot of folks don’t consider themselves ‘crossword people,’ but you’d be surprised at how fun and relaxing they can be. This is the most recent volume, so no worries about out-of-date references.
Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit (Deluxe)
I’m a huge fan of DIY kits in general but there is something extra fun/special about making your own hot sauce. The kit includes everything from bottles to ghost peppers—just make sure not to do any taste tests before a lengthy road trip.
Vintage Board Game Bookshelf Collection
Board games are obviously a hot item around the holidays, but this bookshelf collection adds a whole new level of cool. Comes with full Scrabble, Monopoly and Clue games.
LEGO Ideas Central Perk Building Kit
LEGO kits help you flex your mental muscles and make great desk/shelf display pieces once finished. There are literally thousands of kits available from cars to space ships, but I chose this affable one from the hit show Friends.
PROSPEK Blue Light Blocking Glasses
Between phones, computers and tablets, our eyes are exposed to a lot of ‘bad’ blue light. These blue light blocking glasses aim to curb that while also looking stylish and reducing eye strain. And anything that reduces strain over the holidays is a good thing.
Catalonia Sherpa Couch Throw
You can never have too many large, soft blankets around. Change my mind.
Kindle Paperwhite e-reader
Stressing over the holidays? Think about this. A warm bubble bath, a glass of wine and a nice book on your waterproof* Amazon Kindle.
Genius PRO Chess Computer
Thanks to Netflix’s smash hit The Queen’s Gambit, Chess is cool again. And what better way to learn or re-learn the game than from a super genius chess computer?
Stanley Classic Wide Mouth Flask
For when you need a little help getting in the Christmas spirt.
Leatherman Wingman Multitool
The perfect, easy-access tool for fixing the little things around your car or house. You’re going to see a lot of cheap multitools for sale around the holidays but don’t be fooled, get a Leatherman.
Eve Energy Smart Plug and Power Meter
No need to go all Clark Griswald this year, simply plug your tree lights and other decorations into one of these smart plugs and you can turn your lights on and off with a single tap or voice command.
TheraFlow Dual Foot Massage Roller
Sure you could go for one of the fancy electronic foot massagers, but where’s the fun in that? Glide your feet across this wooden dual foot massage roller and feel all of your aches and pains melt away.
Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light
If you’d like to get through the holidays more rested and less cranky, consider this SmartSleep light from Philips. Its simulated sunrise and sunset lighting features have been clinically proven* to improve your sleep-wake routines.
Death Wish Coffee Dark Roast Coffee Grounds
Holidays are usually about taking things a little slower—hanging out in your pajamas, drinking hot coffee, watching Home Alone. But for those days you need to get things done, there is Death Wish Coffee. It bills itself as the ‘world’s strongest coffee’ and reading through the comments on Amazon, they’re not wrong. One customer said after his second cup, he no longer needed a mouse and keyboard as he was able to control his computer with his mind.
Nerf Ultra Motorized Blaster
This Nerf gun can fire 25 darts up to 125 feet, in less than a minute. Keep the change, ya filthy animal.