Known to many as one of if not the original social media influencer, Aimee Song knows a thing or two about giving the people what they want. Over the past decade and a half, the Los Angeles native has amassed over 7.4 million followers on Instagram alone — and that’s in addition to starting her own Revolve-exclusive clothing brand Song of Style, writing a New York Times bestseller and landing a spot on Forbes’ 2016 30 Under 30 list.
“I want to be as personable and thoughtful as I can be when gifting,” Song shares. She considers things like a person’s own style or day-to-day life when brainstorming that perfect present. “My favorite types of gifts to give are things that I would appreciate myself,” she explains. “Items that make life a little easier, a little more colorful or more fun, and something practical.”
Fortunately, no matter what you’re looking for or who you’re shopping for, you don’t need to search far and wide to find that just-right gift. Song, who is currently an Amazon affiliate, turns to Amazon Lifestyle for everything from chic jewelry to her favorite home goods. Ahead, she shares her top ten influencer-approved gifts to help you get started on your search.
“These are worth the hype,” Song says of the internet-fave tumbler she uses every day. Made from 90% recycled, BPA-free stainless steel, it’s a perfect gift option for anyone hoping to cut down on single-use plastic or just hoping to drink more water. It’ll keep your beverage of choice hot or cold for hours, and the innovative rotating cover means you don’t have to worry about any leaking on the go. “They hold so much water, and they’re a hit with any age,” Song adds.
If you’re searching for the perfect stocking stuffer, Song recommends this cult-fave lip sleeping mask from Laneige. “Almost every makeup artist I work with has this in their kit,” she shares. It comes in a few different tint shades and flavors, so you can choose your favorite or pick one to match your giftee’s personality. This set specifically pairs the lip mask with a coordinating lip balm that’s perfect for the daytime and taking with you on the go.
“I cannot say enough great things about the Paperwhite,” Song says. “It makes reading easy and accessible.” She loves the unique glare-free screen — which also boasts an auto-adjusting light — that makes it just as comfortable to read in your bed at night as on a bright, sunny beach.
“A robe is an item that no one knows they need until they own one,” Song shares, and we can’t agree more. She recommends this 100% premium cotton terry option, which features either an irresistibly chic checker-print pattern in three different colorways or thick stripes in a bold yellow.
“This is the cutest mug and saucer set,” shares Song, who loves that it’s also available in tons of different patterns and prints — each as fun as the last.
“A cozy blanket is always a hit of a gift,” Song says. “You can never own too many, and they can really make your living room feel more homey.” She recommends this wool option, which features a classic and elegant stripe pattern, perfect for adding a bit of pattern into your home decor.
Made from a naturally nonstick and nontoxic coating that can withstand temperatures up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit, Caraway’s bakeware is known for performing just as great as it looks. “Practical and my favorite for baking,” Song says of these loaf pans, adding that they’re “a great addition to any kitchen.”
“Film photos are so special,” Song says, “and I always think of this as a great gift for any age.” Not only is this instant film camera simple and intuitive to use but it’s a lot of “fun to have at holiday parties or with family and friends,” she explains.
If you’re looking for a splurge-worthy gift for someone extra special, Song recommends this wireless, fully automatic and Bluetooth-compatible turntable, something she’s actually hoping to receive herself. “I like how sleek it looks,” she shares, describing it as a nice switch-up from many of the more traditional, bulkier models on the market.