Her onscreen persona Carrie Bradshaw might be known for her extravagant lifestyle, but when it comes to Sarah Jessica Parker herself? The actress and style icon just dropped a list of her Amazon holiday favorites, and many of them are under $80. So if you want to gift like a celeb (that includes treating yourself, too!) but on a blue-collar budget, check out her picks, which include everything from a wood fire-scented candle to a sleek handheld garment steamer to a scalp-massaging brush. And just like that — we're sold!
"Just what I wanted," wrote a fan. "They are comfortable, warm, fit true to size ... perfect to wear around the house [or to] take the dog out. Very durable for numerous activities."
"I love this watch — simple and classic, easy to read," raved a reviewer. "I’ve had it over a year now with no issues. Recently, I took it off to go into our hot tub, and I didn’t notice that it fell in. I thought it had gotten lost, but a week later, I found it in the spa — still working, on the right date and in perfect condition. This watch can withstand anything."
"I'm impressed by this serum," admitted a convert. "I normally only use high-end face products ... This serum from RoC can knock out most of those products. When you apply it, you can see the instant glow it gives your skin. After a few weeks, wrinkles are less visible (obviously they won't disappear). You can feel how it tightens your skin. It moisturizes and doesn't leave your face greasy, even if you layer up products like I do. In my opinion, this is a must."
"I love this duffel bag!" gushed one jetsetter. "I was skeptical because I wasn't sure if it was going to break down on me, but I was so wrong! It survived a three-week-trip in Europe, going on and off trains, airplanes, dragging through the streets of many cities in the hands of my teenager children! I highly recommend it!"
One shopper, who called it a "godsend," wrote: "I’m 70 and recently experienced thinning hair. This product gives me twice as much hair."
"Pure fireplace cozy!" exclaimed a fan. "I am nostalgic for the heavy air that lingered from a wood-burning fireplace I had growing up ... now in a city apartment, this candle is such a true scent to that, without causing a headache. Diptyque candles are pricier, but really burn beautifully and have scents that fill a room with pleasant atmosphere versus annoying chemical-like smells."
"This brush is everything!" declared an excited customer. "Besides feeling amazing on your scalp — it has two levels of bristles that can only be felt to understand the magic — it also has cut the amount of shampoo and conditioner I use in half. If I’m being honest, I bought this thinking I’d probably be disappointed. Now I don’t think I’ll ever be without one!"
"Where has this been all my life?" mused a happy buyer. "I leave the iron in my closet area, plug it in and turn it on while getting dressed (it takes a mere 30 seconds to heat, if that) and then steam my shirt simply by clicking a button. What I like most is that you can use the iron or face of the steamer directly on clothing ... I find myself doing that for collars or especially wrinkled sections of clothing. There is a brush attachment that goes on easily when steaming more gentle fabrics. This works like a charm and I hardly use my traditional iron and ironing board anymore. Easy to fill. Plus, it doesn't leak a bit of water when held parallel to the floor, almost too good to be true!"
"I love this product!" swooned a five-star reviewer. "First, it feels amazing and is so relaxing. Second, it has really helped reduce my face puffiness in the morning. If you are looking for a great gift for someone, this is really lovely. ... The jade roller feels really nice on my eyes. Feels even better when it’s cold! I keep this box set in my fridge and it’s just wonderful."
"It's like a spa in my house," wrote an impressed shopper. "It's easy to use and quiet when it's running. You can add as much oil as you want so that you have a light scent or a strong one. And if you fill the water all the way up, this will run for six hours! The colors are a nice touch. ... Totally awesome, and much better than I even expected. I leave it running in the living room so that my house doesn't smell like kids or pets."
"I have some amazing essential oils, but when I opened this one and added it to my diffuser, a calming sense seriously rushed throughout my body," shared a zen user. "Hands down the best oil I own. I cannot explain how it seriously instantly lifts my mood."
"The diamonds look and feel so real," raved a fan. "I have had these in for so long, and they still look brand new. I get a lot of compliments on these."
"I love these candles!" wrote a satisfied shopper. "They burn evenly and completely every single time. I am very pleased."
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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