Struggling to find new and unique gift ideas for friends and family this holiday season? Tired of seeing the same boring gift ideas rehashed into a “new” gift guide?
Lucky for you there are thousands of innovative and interesting new products that launch on Kickstarter each and every every year. The only problem is the backers of those successful Kickstarter products have to wait weeks, months, and sometimes years to get their hands on the goods that they paid upfront cash for.
That means if you find the perfect gift while browsing projects that are still open for funding on Kickstarter today, it probably won’t end up under your Christmas tree until next year.
Fortunately there are hundreds of awesome Kickstarted inventions that have already been funded, manufactured, shipped, and manufactured again. Those products are now being sold in online stores such as Amazon and can be sent to your front door as early as tomorrow.
Listed below are 50 hand-picked gift ideas that were initially launched on Kickstarter and are now available for those “Buy It Now, Get It Now” purchases. We’ve selected products from 10 different groups so you can be sure to find something for everybody on your holiday shopping list.
If for some reason you don’t find something for that hard-to-please person in your life, there are hundreds of other Kickstarted product listings on Amazon with free two day shipping. Find more of them here.
And one last thing. After combing through Kickstarter to find all of these awesome products we are in a gift giving mood! We will be giving away many of the products listed below (and others) in 2017, so be sure to sign up for our mailing list or check out our current giveaway here.
Alright. On to the goods!
Dislosure: Some of the gift ideas in our guide contain affiliate links. If you end up purchasing a product through one of those links we may receive a commission.
Our guide starts with stocking stuffers that are small in size and price.
After raising $62,770 in 2011 to launch their Made-In-The-USA line of unique drink koozies, Freaker returned to Kickstarter in 2015 to launch their awesome new line of socks. Keep your toes warm with designs ranging from your favorite NFL players face to your state’s flag to “Ramen Poodle.” Grab a pair of Freaker Feet on Amazon with free two day shipping or find the entire line on the FreakerUSA website.
Hickies No Tie Shoelaces
Hickies turn your shoes into “slip-on and never tie again” shoes. Hickies raised $580,605 from 13,538 backers on Kickstarter in November 2016 and can now be purchased for $15 with free two-day shipping on Amazon.
MyKee Multi-Tool Key
The 18-in-1 multi-tool MyKee raised $126,825 on Kickstarter in September 2015. Grab one for $19 with free two day shipping on Amazon.
SolarPuff is a unique little 100-lumen solar light that packs flat and easily pops open. SolarPuff raised $446,940 from 6,718 backers on Kickstarter in May 2016 and can now be purchased for $34 with free two-day shipping on Amazon.
ZipChip is a pocket-sized frisbee-style flying disc that fly over 200 feet in a single throw. ZipChip raised $232,347 from 10,247 Kickstarter backers in July 2015. Grab one today for just $9 on the ZipChip website.
If you have amends to make in 2017, get started with a gift from our top shelf gift guide.
Before being acquired for $2 BILLION by Facebook, Oculus launched their popular virtual reality headset with the help of $2.4 million from 9,522 Kickstarter backers. After working out the kinks in their first few prototypes, you can get your hands on (and eyes in?) the newest pair for $599 on Amazon.
The Oru Kayak is a high-performance kayak that folds out of a compact case. It’s full size (12′ long), super light (25 lbs), and quick to assemble (5 minutes). Grab one for around $1100 on Amazon with free 2-day shipping.
After raising more than $13 million on Kickstarter in the summer of 2014, the creators of the Coolest Cooler experienced serious delays in delivering their final product to their 60,000+ backers (some are still waiting!). To avoid running out of cash before those Kickstarter orders can be fulfilled, the Coolest team has decided (controversially may I add) to start selling their cooler on Amazon. So even though you may not have backed their original Kickstarter campaign, for around $200 you can get your own Coolest Cooler before some of the backers that have waited over two years. It might not be fair to those original backers but I guess their loss is your gain?
Beam is a smart projector that fits into any light socket and can be controlled from your smartphone or tablet. The Beam projector raised $759,656 on Kickstarter in March of 2015 and can now be purchased for around $500 on Amazon.
The Dash Wireless Earphones
Bragi’s Dash in-ear headphones can hold up to 1000 songs and include smart features including performance tracking and body sensors. Grab a pair for $250 on Amazon. Hickies turn your shoes into “slip-on and never tie again” shoes. Hickies raised $580,605 from 13,538 backers on Kickstarter in November 2016 and can now be purchased for $15 with free two-day shipping on Amazon.
Raise a glass with a loved one next year thanks to our drinking gift guide.
The Fizzics Waytap system uses sound waves to convert your bottled or canned beer’s carbonation into uniform “micro-foam” bubbles, unlocking that delicious fresh-from-the-tap taste. The Fizzics WayTap just finished raising $1.1 million on Kickstarter in November of 2016 and is already for sale for just $129 on Amazon.
The uKeg growler keeps good beer from going bad. The pressurized container keeps your growler beer fresh and cold, even when you are on the go. Its awesome steam-punky design includes a pressure gauge and brass tap. uKeg raised $1.5 million from 10,000+ backers back in December 2014 and can now be purchased with free 2-day shipping for $139 on Amazon.
Time & Oak Whiskey Elements
Time and Oak’s Signature Whiskey Elements are all natural, laser-cut, made-in-the-U.S.A white oak tools that turn drinking whiskey into top-shelf occasion whiskey in just 24 hours. Grab a pair of these whiskey flavorizers (that raised close to $200k on Kickstarter) for just $12 on Amazon.
The Norlan Whisky Glass
The Norlan Whisky Glass combines design, science, and sociology to create the perfect whisky drinking vessel. The Norlan raised $807,452 from over 10,000 Kickstarter backers in December 2015. Now you can grab a pair of Norlans for $48 on their website.
Mighty Mug Barware
Mighty Mug’s line of barware uses “smartgrip” technology to create a vacuum on the bottom of the cup, locking it into place on the surface and preventing it from being tipped over from the side (the vacuum is released instantly when the mug is lifted straight up). If you or a friend are constantly spilling wine on the carpet, a ~$30 pair of these glasses will pay for itself in a single spill. You can find the old fashioned, pint, stein, or wine glass on Amazon with free 2 day shipping.
Our coffee gift guide will keep your caffeinated friends from getting cranky.
Yes, Mighty Mug also makes unspillable coffee mugs for those caffeinated klutzes in your life. The Mighty Mug coffee was the company’s first project on Kickstarter and raised $107,662 from 2,419 backers in September 2014. Grab one for you or a loved one for around $20 on Amazon.
Goat Story Mug
If spilling your coffee isn’t a huge concern, the Goat Story Mug, which pays homage to the story of how coffee was discovered by goats, is a much more stylish way to enjoy your coffee. The faux leather holder can be removed and functions as a stand when your coffee isn’t in your hand or secured to the nifty carrying strap. Goat Story raised $458 on Kickstarter back in early 2015 and can now be purchased for around $30 on Amazon.
All coffee enthusiasts agree: the grind of your coffee has one of the biggest impacts on the taste of your final brew. The Precision Coffee Grinder, which has 15 coarseness settings that provide consistent results, is therefore a crucial addition to any coffee drinker’s arsenal. If you weren’t one of the 4,034 backers that pledged $308,924 to the Precision Coffee Grinder’s Kickstarter campaign back in March of 2015, you can still grab one on Amazon for $80. Hickies turn your shoes into “slip-on and never tie again” shoes. Hickies raised $580,605 from 13,538 backers on Kickstarter in November 2016 and can now be purchased for $15 with free two-day shipping on Amazon.
Espro Travel Press
For coffee drinkers that love a good cup of french press or pour over but are always on the go, the Espro Travel Press is the perfect solution. This double walled stainless steel travel press can brew cups of double extracted french press coffee or paper filtered pour overs. After the coffee is prepared, the vacuum insulated construction keeps it warm and ready to drink for 4-6 hours. The Espro Travel press, which launched on Kickstarter in late 2014, can now be purchased for just $33 on Amazon.
Coffee Bar: A New Way to Eat Your Coffee
Combine your morning cup of joe with breakfast with CoffeeBar, an organic/non-GMO/gluten-free coffee energy bar that has a cup of coffee infused into every bar. CoffeeBar raised $44,109 on Kickstarter in November of 2014 and can now be purchased for $3 on Amazon (12-pack for $36).
Add some new spice to your favorite chef’s kitchen with our kitchen gift guide.
Enjoy real butter straight from the fridge with the ButterUp, a knife that “softens butter in spectacular form.” This simple solution to an age old problem raised over $250,000 on Kickstarter in 2014 and can now be purchased for just $23 on Amazon.
Sansaire Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
Bring sous vide cooking into the kitchen with Sansaire, an easy to use (and store) sous vide immersion circulator that raised $823,003 on Kickstarter in September 2013. Get one on Amazon with free 2-day shipping for just $150.
GIR Silicone Spatulas
A good set of BPA free silicone cooking tools is essential for every kitchen. Grab this popular set of spatulas, which raised $136,284 on Kickstarter in 2013, for less than $40 on Amazon.
Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden
Fresh herbs are the easiest way to elevate any bland recipe. The Click & Grow Smart Herb Garden lets anybody grow fresh herbs at home with almost no effort. The natural light LED growing system raised $625,851 on Kickstarter in 2013 and can now be purchased for just $60 on Amazon.
Anton Strainer Bowl
Wash produce while saving water with Anton, a beautiful and practical strainer bowl that combines form with function. Anton raised $83,053 on Kickstarter in 2014 and can now be bought for less than $25 on Amazon.
Our gift guide for insomniacs will help your loved ones get more satisfactory snoozes in next year.
Eight Smart Mattress & Sleep Tracker
Both the Eight smart mattress and smart mattress cover can warm both sides of yoru bed to the ideal temperature, integrate with other smart devices to improve your sleep, wake you up at the best time each morning, and monitor your nightly sleep activity to help discover trends that can improve the quality of your nightly slumber. The sleep tracker mattress pad, which raised over $1.2 million on IndieGoGo in 2015, can be bought on Eight’s website at a starting price of $349 while the mattress starts at $950. Each come with a 100 night trial so if you or your giftee aren’t impress it can be returned for a full refund.
Stop heating or cooling the entire house when you sleep with BedJet, a heating and cooling system for your sheets that can adjust temperature throughout the night help you fall asleep and wake up feeling refreshed. Both BedJet 1.0 and 2.0 were crowdfunded on Kickstarter and brought in a combined $1.4 million. Both systems can now be purchased on Amazon with prices starting at $249.
Sense is a simple system that tracks your sleep behavior, monitors the environment of your bedroom, and uses a smart alarm to wake you up at the right point in your sleep cycle. Sense raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter in 2014 and is now available for purchase on Amazon. Sense 1.0 is currently on sale for $129 while Version 2.0 can be purchased for $149.
BEDDI Smart Alarm Clock
The BEDDI Smart Alarm Clock is an easy to control alarm clock that features a white noise generator, a sunrise-simulating natural wake up light, 2 USB chargers, and a bluetooth speaker with Spotify integration. BEDDI raised $136,053 on Kickstarter in December of 2015 and can now be bought on Amazon for just $99.
The Illumibowl motion activated toilet light lets you use the restroom in the middle of the night without leaving you wide awake from the bright bathroom light. After raising $95,399 on Kickstarter in 2014, Illumibowl appeared on SharkTank and has now landed on Amazon for less than $20.
Our gadget gift guide has five awesome gifts for those who already have all of the gear from big brands.
Pebble has raised more money on Kickstarter than any other product. Coming in at a fraction of the cost of the Apple Watch, Pebble’s long list of features is headlined by its eInk watchface that can stay powered for upwards of a week on a single charge. Find the original Pebble, Pebble Time, and Pebble Time Round on Amazon at prices starting at $64.
Yolk Solar Paper High Efficiency Charger
Yolk’s Solar Paper uses the most efficient solar panels available to bring consumers an incredibly thin and light portable solar charger. After launching with $1 million in Kickstarter funding in 2015, the Yolk Solar Paper can now be purchased on Amazon for $124.
Noke Smart Padlock
The Noke Smart Padlock uses bluetooth to recognizes when you approach, instantly unlocking if your phone or the compatible bluetooth key faub is within a few feet of the lock. You can also share temporary access with friends, getting real time alerts when and where the lock was used. Noke raised $652,828 on Kickstarter in September of 2014 and is now for sale on Amazon for $68.
Rocketbook Wave is a smart notebook that can send your handwritten notes straight to Goodle Docs, Dropbox, and other cloud storage solutions. After you fill it up, pop your Rocketbook Wave into the microwave to erase your notes and reuse. If you missed out on Rocketbook’s $574,699 crowdfunding success in April 2016, you can buy a Rocketbook on Amazon for just $27.
MegaTiny Anti Gravity iPhone Case
Mega Tiny’s Anti Gravity iPhone case uses nanosuction technology to stick to mirrors, glass, or any other flat vertical surface. Use it to take handsfree selfies or watch content at eye-level without the need for an additional accessory. After raising $164,373 on Kickstarter in April 2015 to launch, the Anti Gravity case can now be purchased on Amazon for just $29.
Shopping for friends with a specific sense of fashion can be difficult. That’s why our Kickstarted fashion gift guide includes awesome accessories that can add some functional style to your loved ones’ lives.
Everyday Messenger Bag
Originally designed with photographers in mind, Peak Design’s Everyday Messenger bag showcases smart features to meet the day to day needs of anybody. The three “origami-inspired” interior adjustable padded dividers and unique latching system lets you customize the bag to a size and layout that fits your needs. Peak Design raised $4.8 million for the Everyday Messenger but they have launched half a dozen total products on Kickstarter. Find their entire lineup (including the $249 Everyday Messenger) for sale on Amazon here.
Baubax Travel Jacket
The Baubax Travel Jacket is the most funded fashion item in Kickstarter history. They raised $9.2 million for their micro-fiber jacket that comes in 4 styles and touts 15 different features including separate pockets for your phone, tablet, and portable charger. The Baubax is now for sale on Amazon with prices starting at $149.
Made from 70mph crash-tested synthetic material, the abrasion and water resistant Slimfold can pack over a dozen credit or debit cards and a wad of cash into your wallet while taking up a fraction of the size of a normal leather bifold. I’ve kept mine in my front pocket since I backed their successful $169,300 Kickstarter campaign in 2014 and it looks as good as the day I got it. Get a Slimfold for yourself or a loved one for just $45 on Amazon.
Pull of the no-socks look without all of the stink with Sole Socks, a pair of terrycloth and rubber insoles that raised $162,621 on Kickstarter in 2015. Sole Socks, which can be easily inserted into any shoe and washed if/when they become a bit funky, cost just $24 for three pairs on Amazon.
The Collar Perfect iron is the perfect compact travel iron that can be used to touch up wrinkles on the fly or iron an entire shirt in a pinch. Collar Perfect raised $42,792 on Kickstarter in November of 2014 and can now be bought on Amazon for just $35.
Our gift guide wouldn’t be complete without some ideas for the furry friends in your life.
If you often feel guilty about leaving your furball at home all day, our first pet gift idea is for you. PetCube’s HD camera lets you keep an eye on man’s best friend (or a cat) from your smartphone. If your pet is up to no good or looks bored when you check in on them, use the 2-way audio feature or built-in laser toy to keep them occupied and off the couch. PetCube raised $251,225 on Kickstarter in 2013 and is now for sale on Amazon for $145.
Odin Dog Treat Puzzle Toy
The Odin dog treat puzzle toy holds up to 1 cup of food, keeping your dog mentally and physically stimulated with tasty rewards. The soft and durable material doesn’t scratch hardwood floors and won’t be an eyesore when your pup leaves it all over the house. Supported by 769 dog enthusiasts on Kickstarter back in 2014, the Odin dog treat puzzle toy can now be purchased for $23 on Amazon.
Tired of holding dog poop on your walks with Fido? Wise Walker attaches to your dog leash and stashes bagged waste in its odor blocking cinch-shut pocket while also providing two other pockets for keys, phones, and your soon-to-be-used roll of poop bags. Wise Walker was created by a father/daughter team that raised $30,201 on Kickstarter. Wise Walker can now be bought on Amazon for less than $30.
Music for Cats
Music for Cats is an album of music that is scientifically proven to enrich cats’ lives. Yes, you read that right. It’s music for cats. Backed by science. The album raised $241,651 from 10,165 Kickstarter backers and can now be purchased for $25 on Amazon.
Luup Kitty Litter Box
Luuup is an ingenius three sifting tray litter system that is the cleanest and easiest litter box you’ll ever need. If you weren’t one of the 14,333 cat owners that bought one on Kickstarter, grab one on the Luuup website for just $49.95.
Looking for a reason to get together over the holidays? Our games gift guide keeps the fun going well into the new year.
Cards Against Humanity
“Cards Against Humanity is a game for horrible people.” Max Temkin, the creator of Cards Against Humanity, was spot on with his original Kickstarter description of his now insanely popular party game. This R-rated Apples-to-Apples style card game only raised $15,570 when it first launched on Kickstarter in early 2011 but it has gone insanely viral since (there are now 32,902 positive reviews for the game on Amazon versus just 758 original Kickstarter backers). Grab a copy of the game on Amazon for $25 before purchasing some of the hilariously dirty expansion packs.
Another quirky party card game, Exploding Kittens did much better than Cards Against Humanity when it first launched on Kickstarter, raising $8.7 million from almost a quarter of a million backers in 2015. Grab this “highly strategic kitty-powered version of Russian roulette” for $20 on Amazon.
The Metagame is “a card game about culture. And making ridiculous arguments with your friends.” The party game, which is made up of 200 illustrated culture cards and 100 thought-provoking opinion cards, raised $54,467 on Kickstarter in 2013. Grab a copy for $25 on Amazon.
Salem: A Strategic Card Game of Deception
Facade Games’ Salem is a strategic card game of deception for 4-12 players. Accuse and defend your fellow players as you hunt down the witches of old Salem. Salem raised $103,347 on Kickstarter in 2015 and can now be purchased for $20 on Amazon.
Blood Rage is a strategic board game where Viking clans pillage and battle in a quest glory at the end of the world (but all within the 60-90 minute game playing time). Grab a copy of Blood Rage including its 49 pre-assembled miniatures, for $53 on Amazon.