Here's exactly what to buy with all of the Amazon gift cards and cash you got for Christmas. 

By Katie Holdefehr
December 25, 2018
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Whether you received a windfall of Amazon gift certificates during the holidays or just want to indulge in some New Year's treats, we've rounded up seven of the best post-Christmas buys on Amazon right now. And every single one of them will make your 2019 a little bit better. Order the genius brownie pan that maximizes the amount of crispy edges (we all know that's the best part of a brownie, right?), or the heated coffee mug that keeps your morning cuppa warm, or the set of resistance bands that makes it easy to work out at home. No matter if you want to kick your New Year's resolutions into high gear or just want to treat yourself, you'll likely find something you can't help but add to your virtual shopping cart. Your 2019 is looking brighter already. 


A Combined Hair Dryer-Round Brush to Speed Up Your Morning Routine

If you have yet to master the at-home blowout, this magical hair tool can help. Apparently, this two-in-one hair dryer and round brush will speed up your get-ready routine, saving you minutes in the morning. Whether your resolution is to make every day a good hair day or to speed up your morning routine, this hair dryer makes it possible. 

To buy: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer,


A Revolutionary Brownie Pan

Everyone knows that the crunchy, crispy edges are the best part of a brownie, and this pan embraces that. Now, your kids won't have to fight over who gets the corner piece. 

To buy: Baker's Edge Nonstick Brownie Pan,


A Mug That Keeps Your Coffee Warm

By the time your first meeting is over in the morning, your coffee is inevitably cold. But this is 2019—you don't need to put up with that! To prevent this daily frustration, invest in a heated mug that can keep your drink hot for up to one hour or all day long with the included heating coaster. 

To buy: Ember Temperature Control Ceramic Mug,


Exercise Bands So You Can Work Out at Home

Resistance-band workouts are trending right now—and it's not hard to see why. They're ideal for when you want to work out at home, they're super affordable, and they take up barely any space in your bedroom. 

To buy: Fit Simplify Resistance Loop Exercise Bands,


A Sous Vide Machine to Switch Up Your Dinner Routine

The secret to flawlessly-cooked steak, every single time, the sous vide really took off in 2018. If you still don't have one, now's the time to put those Amazon gift cards to good use. 

To buy: ChefSteps Joule Sous Vide,


Innovative, Plastic-Free Food Storage Bags

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to use less plastic, take note: These resealable food storage bags are completely plastic-free. Plus, they're dishwasher- and microwave-safe, making them ideal for storing leftovers. 

To buy: Stasher Silicone Resealable Lunch Bags,


A Mini Espresso Machine You Can Bring Anywhere

Determined to spend less money on Starbucks this year? This lightweight, portable espresso machine can travel with you everywhere, from the office to vacation, so you can enjoy espresso anywhere you go. 

To buy: Wacaco Minipresso GR,