Chad Whitaker
Chad WhitakerProduct Designer at AngelList ✌️

What should I buy with my $100 Amazon gift card?

I received a $100 Amazon gift card for my birthday! 🎉 What are some fun, unique, or useful hidden gems on Amazon that I should consider?
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  1. 17
    Kindle Paperwhite

    New Kindle w/ a 6" hi-res display & built-in light

    John Ababseh
    John Ababseh10Epiphany Enthusiast · Written
    Kindle is a great gift for any person!
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    I've always wanted a Kindle. Used a friend's once, and looks like a neat experience for Amazon vouchers.
  2. 8
    Soylent 2.0

    Use less. Do more.

    ᴊᴜʟɪᴇɴ.Tech enthusiast, future obsessed. · Written
    Definitely a good occasion to try new Soylent (Café) flavours for a portion of your gift card!
  3. 9
    The Goal

    Process improvement book that reads like a thriller.

    NahomFullStack Developer · Written
    It teaches how to become a problem-solver disguised as a fiction.
  4. 3
    Google Home

    Google's Alexa competitor, an in-home voice assistant

    or Echo
    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Google Home sounds like a great investment. But then, word's that a mini version of this is happening later this year.
    • Şerban Cârjan
      Şerban CârjanUI developer

      I've actually had it for several months. I didn't get to play around with it too much, but for now its main use is with Google Music. I ask it to play songs, bands, albums or just generic stuff like "saturday morning music" and it's pretty good at it. I also ask it the weather, I occasionally set reminders on it and once or twice I set a countdown. I guess I'm not yet accustomed to it being there.

    • Alex Sopinka
      Alex SopinkaCoder. Taco Lover.

      Best part for me: coming home at night, I can just shout at my Google Home to turn on the lights instead of stumbling around in the dark looking for the light switch!

  5. 3
    Echo by Amazon

    A hands-free speaker you control with your voice

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    Echo by Amazon sounds like a neat choice at extra 80 bucks. Or, I guess, there's a flat 80 bucks discount currently that you can redeem.
  6. Whatever you decide to get, be sure to buy via Amazon Smile ( and a small donation will be made by Amazon to a charity of your choice!
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    Echo Dot by Amazon

    Amazon's latest additions to the Echo family.

    Arun Sathiya
    Arun Sathiya4Happiness Engineer, Automattic · Written
    You can also consider buying multiple Echo Dots. Pretty handy, I hear.
  8. 2
    Canopy for iOS

    Discover the best of Amazon, right from your iPhone.

    Timothy Graham
    Timothy GrahamDirector Digital Strategy & Innovation · Written
    This has a lot of curated stuff all available to buy on Amazon
  9. 1

    Beautiful analytics on your Spotify listening habits 🎧

    ZHello, I'm Rod and I like to party. · Written
    They didn't have a link for just spotify. But a year of Spotify, Netflix, Hulu, Tidal, etc would be cool
    • Antony Bearpark
      Antony BearparkGraphic and Web Designer

      The information, about who and when I listen to Spotify, was clever and intriguing, the playlist they suggested was awful.

      Also it noted I listed to 28% Soundtracks, 22% Scorecore and 18% Video Game music and said that I love upbeat music and like to dance to it. I don't, most my pop music is by artists that have upbeat songs, but I prefer their slow songs, so not sure where it's getting the information from. In fact, only 16% is Post-Teen Pop so really not sure about that.

    • Baz Venugopal
      Baz VenugopalStrategy advisor on all matters fintech is about not spending hours making playlists. Instead its listening to what you like and the algorithm developing one for you. It brings in music that you would not find on your own into your playlist to make your own sound.