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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 Cotton Sleep Eye Mask

Mavogel Cotton Sleep Eye Mask

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. (

Modfamily Silicone Stretch Lids

Modfamily Silicone Stretch Lids, 7-Pack

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. (

Command Broom and Mop Grippers, 2-Pack

Command Broom and Mop Grippers, 2-Pack

Take advantage of unused wall space with Command’s ingenious grippers, which let you hang up your mops, brooms, Swiffers and so on. (

TubShroom Ultra Edition


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. (

The Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel is here to revolutionize your shower experience

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The Goshi Exfoliating Shower Towel is made in Gunma, Japan, a prefecture that has a storied history as one of the world’s hubs for manufacturing high-quality textiles, especially silk. Goshi has enlisted some of Japan’s finest textile mills in this area 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 Powerline II USB-C to Lightning Cable

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Anker’s affordable cable aced our charging and stress tests, making it our pick for the best Lightning cable of 2021. (

Whellen Selfie Ring Light

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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. (

Kona BBQ Grill Brush

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The Kona BBQ Grill Brush features a durable, large stainless steel brush head that effectively and safely cleans your grill. (

Swedish Dishcloth Cellulose Sponge Cloths

Swedish Dishcloths

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. Read our review of them here. (

Our Moments Couples Game

Our Moments Couples: 100 Thought-Provoking Conversation Starters for Great Relationships

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. (

Mzoo Eye Mask

MZOO Eye Mask

Memory foam eye cups, an adjustable strap and gentle fabric have earned Mzoo’s light-blocking mask nearly 30,000 5-star ratings. (

Jall Wooden Digital Alarm Clock

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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. (

Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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. (

Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

Make any TV smarter with access to the best 4K streaming stick Amazon has to offer, Amazon’s own Fire TV Stick 4K gives you access to gaming and all the popular streaming services from the convenience of a voice-controlled remote. (

Brita Standard Everyday Water Filter Pitcher

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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. (

Apple AirTag

Apple AirTag

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. (

Rossie Bamboo Home Media Bed Tray

Rossie Bamboo Home Media Bed Tray

This chic bamboo tray has space for phones, tablets and laptops, making it an excellent companion for breakfast (or just scrolling) in bed. (

Wyze Smart Scale

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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. (

Anker Nano II 30W

Anker Nano II Charger

For those who want to charge a phone or tablet with ease, with fast charging times on the latest iPhone and Samsung phones. (

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush

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. (

LifeStraw Personal Water Filters, 2-Pack


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. (

T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan With Lid

T-fal Dishwasher Safe Cookware Fry Pan

The T-fal Ultimate Hard Anodized Nonstick Fry Pan With Lid is our pick for Best Nonstick Pan of 2021. It can handle everything from frying up eggs to prepping rice and sticky sauces without any clean-up hassle. (

Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow

Viktor Jurgen Neck Massage Pillow

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. (

Fishers Finery 25mm Mulberry Silk Pillowcase

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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. (

Amazon Echo Dot 4th Generation

Amazon 4th-Gen Echo Dot

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. (

Fitbit Inspire 2

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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. (

Honeywell Quietset Whole Room HYF290B tower fan

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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 Digital No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

Braun Digital No-Touch Forehead Thermometer

Braun’s no-touch thermometer scored top marks in our testing, thanks to its accuracy, consistency and ease of use. (

Wüsthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set

Wüsthof Classic Ikon 7-Piece Walnut Block Knife Set

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. (

Remington Smart Beard Trimmer

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The Remington Smart Beard Trimmer, Underscored’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. (

Kohler Forte Shower Head

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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. (

Saiji Laptop Bed Tray Desk

SAIJI Laptop Bed Tray Table

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. (

Homall Gaming Chair

Homall Gaming Chair

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 Health + Ancestry Service


23andMe makes “the go-to” DNA test for those looking to learn more about both their ancestry and their predisposition to certain genetic traits. (

Apple Air Pods

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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. (

Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine

Hatch Restore Sound and Smart Light Machine

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. (

Philips Wake-Up Light

Philips SmartSleep Wake-up Light

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 Smart Digital Photo Frame


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. (

Alera Elusion Series Mesh Multifunction Chair

Alera Elusion Series Mesh Mid-Back Multifunction Chair

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. (

Amazon eero 6 mesh Wi-Fi 6 system (3-pack)

Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi Router

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 Video Doorbell Pro 2

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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 Smart Soundbar

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Roku’s excellent soundbar features a low profile, powerful audio and smart pairing capabilities that are on par with much more expensive models. (

Bose Noise-Canceling Headphones 700

<a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Bose 700 Noise Canceling Headphones ($399.95;</strong></a><br />If over-the-ear headphones are what you're after, the Bose 700 is a terrific choice. These sleek, active noise canceling cans combine style and function. Even the microphones actively work to improve voice quality. They are well padded and come in several colors, and frankly, you might want to keep them for yourself instead of giving them as a present.

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. (

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 17-Piece Knife Block Set

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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. (

Sony WH-1000XM4 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

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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. (

Shark IG Robot Vacuum With XL Self-Empty Base

Shark IG Robot Vacuum with XL Self-Empty Base

This bagless, self-emptying base vacuum reportedly holds up to 45 days’ worth of dirt and debris. (

GE Profile Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker

GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Maker

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. (

Sony A8H 55-Inch Bravia OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

Sony A8H 55-Inch Bravia OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV

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. (

Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Oxo Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

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. (

Seapoint Farms Sea Salt Dry Roasted Edamame, 12-Pack

Seapoint Farms Sea Salt Dry Roasted Edamame

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. (

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay Face and Body Mask

Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

Keep maskne at bay with this deep cleansing clay mask, which has earned rave reviews from customers for its intense skin de-gunking power. (

Cleverfy Shower Steamers

Cleverfy Aromatherapy Shower Steamers

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. (

Lifewit Large Capacity Clothes Storage Bag Organizer

Lifewit Large-Capacity Clothes Storage Bag Organizer

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. (