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Because Christmas Shopping from the Couch is The Best Ever

Because Christmas Shopping from the Couch is The Best Ever.
NOTE: This post contains affiliate links.

Tis the season already?!?

Yep. TIS THE SEASON. This week it will be Thanksgiving. That is... a lot of things.

As you might remember from the Holiday Survival Guide for Sad People, the holidays are complicated for me this year. And as such, I am 100% dead set on maintaining a low-key holiday presence. Christmas shopping from the couch, under a blanket, in my pajamas, with every type of holiday candle burning in a relaxing, introvert-friendly Christmas shopping shrine around me is exactly how I'm imagining this going down.

You too?

Today's Christmas shopping list is a hotbed of Amazon items, because Prime. Obviously. When shopping online, your Christmas shopping looks like this:

  1. Click.
  2. Open the door for delivery.
  3. Shower optional.

No going out. No lines. No traffic. Just quiet and comfort and low-to-no-stress. This year especially, this is exactly what I need and want.

Okay! So here goes my favorite gifts to give (and receive) from Amazon. Grab your steamy cashew coffee, light that candle, slide into your slippers, and let's get that low-key Christmas shopping done.

The Thing On Nine Million People's Wish List

Instant Pot.

You knew it was coming, right? Because I know at least nine million people with this modern device on their Christmas list. Remember our Instant Pot series? Tender beef in 45 minutes. Lentil soup in 30. Rice in five. Life changing mac and cheese in three. I fully support this gift.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Warm-Fuzzy Mini Backpack

Fox backpack.

Um, hello, this is life. Perfect for a little girl, or a middle school girl, or a college girl, or ME. I would wear this. It's a fox. It's so cute.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Swaggin' Beanie

Slouching winter hat.

Also so cute, and the right amount of chunky. I envision this on a bookish, hipster college student, but I also envision it on myself and I am neither of those things. Universal appeal, is what I'm saying.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

A Red Dutch Oven, Because Holiday Cheer

Red dutch oven.

We talk about it every year because it really is a staple. It's the more traditional, classic version of the shiny new Instant Pot. This beauty is just made for the cozy food of the holidays.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Fancy (Pretty) Marble Mortar and Pestle

Mortar and pestle.

For the foodie and spice-lover who makes her own curries AND likes her kitchen to look flawless.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Hanging Shelf That Makes Your House Look Modern and Cool

Hanging plant shelf.

A little shelf that you can hang and put your plants on? Perfect for someone who loves the outdoors almost as much as the modern indoors.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

OMG These Forest Whiskey Glasses!

Two whiskey glasses.

Um, I don't drink whiskey, but maybe I should start? I need these.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

Every Good Instagrammer and Quote Lover Needs One Of These

Letter board.

Again with the modern home lover. These are the cutest.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Mega Awesome Glass Meal Prep Containers

Meal prep containers.

Clean fridge lovers rejoice. New year, new you!

The Sleek and Sexy Coffee Game-Changer

Chemex coffee maker.

For the coffee nerd! It makes the best pour-over style coffee and doubles as a modern piece of kitchen decor.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

A Grinder For The True Coffee Snobs

Coffee grinder.

Again with the coffee nerds. For the person who not only wants to brew their own coffee but wants - needs - to grind their own beans.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Modern Concrete Succulent Planters - With Gold Tho

Gold planters.

Hello adorable. College student, maybe? Apartment dweller? Succulents can survive with minimal sunlight and I go for weeks without watering mine. #win

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Essential Fireside Reading

The Little Book of Hygge.

For people who live in the north and love to be cozy. LIKE ME. How great is hygge?

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Sophisticated and Simple Espresso Maker

Espresso Maker.

A less expensive version of those thousand dollar espresso machines that screams modern, minimal, sophisticated, smart. You know the person.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Candle From Yum Town


Soy wax, made in the USA, scent that I would eat. Check, check, check.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Smooth Marble Coasters

Marble coasters.

Pretty, sleek, minimal. Perfect for that coffee-drinking, cocoa-sipping, modern millennial.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cocoa-Sippin Mug Situation

A cup with the directions of N,S, E, and W on it.

Channeling the inner wanderer and lover of hot drinks.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cat Bed Which Is Goals

Cat bed.

I don't even have a cat and I need this.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Essential Headband For Looking Good On Non-Shower Days

Black headband.

For the yogi, work-from-homer, or stay-at-home mom. A chic way to say, “I know how to look cute even when I don't wash my hair.” NEED.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Basic, Wonderful Slippers

Grey slippers.

I have these slippers (x2) and they are life.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Magical Rainbow Of Baby Headbands

Rainbow hair ties.

I mean, those rainbow colored felt bows? Come on. Heart eyes.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Affordable Essential Oils Diffuser

Essential oil diffuser.

An affordable diffuser for beginners.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Starter Pack Of Essential Oils

Essential Oils.

Speaking of oils. How about an affordable variety pack to kick it off?

Click here to see this on Amazon.

A Home Brew Kit, Because That Hipster Life

Brewing kit.

You know the person, right? This has hipster, beer-lover, or dad written all over it.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

One Of These Fun Things!


One of the most fun kitchen tools of recent memory.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cookbook For Food ‘Grammers

Half Baked Harvest Cookbook.

Part cookbook, part coffee table art. This is for the foodie who is snapping their meals on the gram all day long. Jenna (our office manager) swears by the al pastor enchiladas.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Subtle But Glam Personalized Necklaces

Personally engraved necklaces.

I have one of these. It says Afton's name on it. I wear it all the time. I especially like these for a way to honor the challenges, losses, or changes of the last year.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Luxurious, Fancy, Handmade Dead Sea Soap Bar

A block of stone sitting on top of a packaged item.

Is it just me or does this have Mom, Grandma, and/or Stocking Stuffer written all over it?

Click here to see this on Amazon.

Wait Though, These Cat Earrings.

Cat pearl earrings.

You absolutely know who these are for.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

More Cat Earrings Because You Need Options

Cat earrings.

In case you're more into sterling silver.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cool-Vibe Camera Bag

A gray and brown camera bag with buckles.

For the person who has all the gear and just needs a bag to carry it all around in.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Yummy Aromatherapy Perfume Roller

Perfume roll on.

Okay, I have this (like, three bottles of it, to be exact) and I love it. It's all natural perfume made with essential oils. Perfect for the beauty-conscious, semi-crunchy girl in your life.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Adorable Puzzle Piece Ornaments Which Can Be Personalized With Names

Puzzle piece ornaments.

You and me. Mom and Dad. Bride and Groom. Lindsay and Her Dog. Just for a few inspiring ideas.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Woodsy Monogrammed Bag

Bag with the leather belt and a latch and the sticker imprinted in the bag.

Also a passive-agressive way to encourage someone to be more organized with toiletries. And also a good way to gift a trip! Tickets tucked inside?

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cozy Book For Cabin Lovers

Book about cabinology.

This one is for people who have wanderlust for flannel, thermoses, and a remote log cabin in the woods. aka Bjork. He lays awake in bed at night reading this book.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

These Moose Pint Glasses, Because All Beer TASTES Better Out Of a Moose Glass

Beer glasses with moose.

I would like moose on all my glasses moving forward, please.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

My Personal Fave COokbook

The New Classics cookbook.

MY FAVORITE COOKBOOK. I gifted it to myself for Christmas two years ago and I have made so many recipes. Good for foodies.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Cool-Casual Trucker Hat For The Guy Who Does Not Want Brand Names On His Hats
Brown Hat with a Pine Tree.

Because I can think of at least one.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

Obviously, The Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon echo dot.

I'm not even going to tell you how many of these we have in our house (three). Awesome gift for moms and dads and other relatives who might just prefer for someone to buy and set up their tech for them.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

The Sleek Kindle Paperwhite

Amazon kindle.

Have it, love it, use it all the time. How do people keep track of actual books?

Click here to see this on Amazon.

Hold Your Horses - This Is a Literal Heated Dog Bed

Heated dog bed.

Heck to the yes. I own this already. It is HEATED. Dogs are life.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

Um, This Is Ridiculous and Your Dog Probably Needs It

Automatic treat dispenser.

This is an automated gaming treat machine, and we have this, too. It dispenses treats after your dog solves a puzzle, and there are ten levels of difficulty. Ten! After about a month and a half, Sage is currently on Level Three. What a good girl. ♡

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Tiny Modern Polaroid-Like Camera

Polaroid mini camera.

I gave one of these to my sister for Christmas last year annnnd got kind of jealous that I didn't give it to myself.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

This Portable Photo Printer For People Who Have a Million Pictures On Their Phone

Sprocket printer.

Perfect for the iPhone photographer.

Click here to see this on Amazon.

That's all! Happy early Thanksgiving, and happy Christmas shopping from the comfort of your very own couch. xo

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  1. Skillful Cook Logo

    This is so great – more posts like this before Christmas so I can shop without coming up with my own ideas OR leaving the house!! ha!! 🙂

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    Awesome list~! I look forward to ALLLL the Wish List Posts on the web this time of year <3
    I have the leila lou oil perfume and i LOVE it. I feel like it lasts way longer than any other perfume I have had and I feel like a good person with its essential oils base…it's probably organic too :p 🙂

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    Great shopping list Lindsay, my credit card will not love you though 😂 I really love your morning ritual with the essential oil diffuser so I might get that and the dog bed and the cabin book and the Half baked harvest cookbook !!! Thank you !

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    This is seriously the best gift list I have come across! Great ideas! Do more please?

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    Maybe this is a naive question but: the much beloved Dutch oven, does it need to be a certain brand? Like are the cheap dutch ovens as good as the nicer ones or will it eventually kill me?

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    This is awesome! I just ordered the forest whiskey glasses for my fiance because he loves the outdoors AND whiskey. It’s meant to be. And I LOVE online shopping

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      They arrived! Yay two day shipping. These glasses are beautiful! Obsessed

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    This is the best gift guide! I love gift guide posts around the holidays and can usually find a few good ideas each year from the dozen or so lists I see, but yours — I wish listed practically everything! My shopping may be nearly complete. Thanks Lindsay!

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    I just ordered the cat earrings for a friend. She will love them. Thanks for an awesome gift list!

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    Thank you for the perfect shipping list. So many great gifts for everyone, including my self. The couch or bed is is where I need to be, my Buffy, my heart and soul, my beloved pitbull died of cancer and I’m feeling your holiday sadness Post deeply. Xox

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      I know not everyone u detdtsbds grieving a dog but she was my four legged child. She was the sweetest, the most loving, saved from a high kill shelter, a true pitbull ambassador.

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    I seriously love this gift guide! I actually have two of the thing on this list already! Thanks for sharing your great ideas!

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    Those whiskey tumblers are amazing! I think I might need a set for me, and a set for my dad. 🙂

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    Oh those whiskey forest glasses are perfect for a friend of mine!

    And I’m just gonna go look at that heated dog bed for a moment.

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    Thanks for this post Lindsay, I love all these ideas! Your list truly has been my favorite of all Christmas gift idea lists out there. I ordered the cabinology book for my dad and Saveur cookbook for my mom. 🙂

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    Hi Lindsay!

    I said I would do it and I just did it!!! I bought the 8 qt Instant Pot and a couple of other things…I hope you get credit for my total purchase! Now I will be scoping out POY IP recipes to use with my new IP!! I also bought some Bulletproof Collogen…I will let you know how that turns out…lots of aching joints at our house with me at 60 and Eddie at 70! LOLOL


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    P.S. I really wanted the treat dispenser for Gracie Blue (so she could get 164 treats like Sage did…wink, wink) but it was a bit out of my price range.

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    Thank you so much for this post! I got my husband the monogrammed bag and the pine tree hat, and he loved both. My mom was recently diagnosed/treated for bladder cancer, so I got her the necklace with “Survivor” engraved on it. She cried when she opened it and has it worn it every day since.

    Thank you!

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