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15 best things to buy with the Amazon gift card you got for Christmas

Christmas is over and you have Amazon gift cards. The immediate question is, do you spend them now or later? If you choose the spend-y route, you could be frugal and slide the funds into your household budget to lighten your overage on gift-buying for others. You also could convert dispassionate gift cards into splurge-y treats, tools, audio accessories, chargers, or tech devices for yourself.

Sure, gift cards are a little impersonal. But using them on paper towels and deodorant is the easiest way to turn a gift into a grocery order — lame! Gift card givers may not have been inspired when they were shopping for you, but surely they hoped you’d use the cards to buy things you really wanted. If you ended up not getting something on your own list, this could be the chance without having to wait till it comes up or make it fit in your regular budget.

For those who choose the splurging path, we found 15 great items on Amazon you can get with your gift cards. Most of the items below cost in the $50 or $100 range, with a few priced a bit higher. You can also check our deals pages for other great curated deals.

Best things to buy for about $50

  • Anker 2.4G Wireless Vertical Ergonomic Optical Mouse : $17, $3 off
    Portable Charger Anker PowerCore 20100mA : $43, $7 off
  • Titleist Pro V1 Golf Balls (One Dozen) : $40, $8 off
  • Razer Basilisk Gaming Mouse: 16,000 DPI Optical Sensor : $40, $30 off
  • JBL Clip 3 Portable Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speaker : $40
  • 2-Pack Yootech Wireless Charger, Qi-Certified 10W Max Wireless Charging Pad Stand Bundle : $23, $4 off
  • TP-Link HS105P3 Kasa Smart Plug Mini, WiFi Enabled (3-Pack) : $40

Best things to buy for about $100

  • Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones – Black : $99, $50 off
  • Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds – True Wireless Earbuds with Charging Case : $120, $70 off
  • Product : $120, $80 off
  • Instant Pot Duo 80 7-in-1 Electric Pressure Cooker,8-quart : $100, $40 off
  • BLACK+DECKER 20V MAX Drill & Home Tool Kit, 68 Piece (LDX120PK) : $77
  • ENKEEO Power Station 155 Wh Portable Charger : $89, $20 off

Best things to buy for more than $100

  • Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Bluetooth Headphones, Noise-Cancelling, with Alexa voice control, enabled with Bose AR – Black : $279, $70 off
  • Garmin Venu, GPS Smartwatch : $300, $100 off
  • Apple MacBook Air (13-inch, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD Storage) : $700, $200 off

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