17 Amazon Buys That Will Help You Survive The Holidays

In a week or less, you'll be back with family, having your holiday dinner with a side of inevitable angst. Your parents will want help in the kitchen, your aunt will need a hand shoveling the snow (she always does), and your siblings will inevitably argue over what to stream. Meanwhile, all you're going to want to do is curl up with your dog and re-watch Westworld now that you know what everything means.

With that goal in mind, we've pulled 17 Amazon buys that will help get you there or, at the very least, relieve some stress along the way. From a coffee cup that sends the perfect message (no words necessary) to escapist games and reads, these products will make the holidays that much more bearable.

After all, you need to be refreshed and ready to ring in the new year not long after all the presents have been unwrapped.
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When "I'm spending time with my little cousin" translates to "I'm avoiding having to help cook and reliving my dream of reuniting with Queen Frostine."

Hasbro Candy Land Gingerbread House, $49.50, available at Amazon.
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The queen of the house is sleeping — please do not disturb.

Maison Maxx Sleeping Beauty Eye Mask, $12.99, available at Amazon.
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After you're forced to shovel the driveway, cozy up with these hand warmers.

HotHands Hand Warmers, $25.97 for 30, available at Amazon.
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This mug, which changes color and turns into a happy face when you add hot liquids, sends an important message: Don't talk to me until I've had my coffee.

ThinkGeek 8-Bit Rise & Shine Heat Change Mug, $12.68, available at Amazon.
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Go into QuietComfort mode with a pair of headphones that will literally block out all of the noise at home.

Bose QuietComfort 35 Wireless Headphones, $349, available at Amazon.
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When you need to escape from the craziness, Zadie Smith's latest novel, Swing Time, is there for you. The tale of two friends whose lives move in different directions will take you from London to West Africa.

Swing Time by Zadie Smith, $13.99 (Kindle Edition), available at Amazon.
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If you bring a speaker home, does that mean you get to play the music you want? We think so. This smaller version of Amazon's Echo will connect to Pandora, Amazon Music, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, so you don't have to listen to dad's classical favorites all weekend.

Amazon Echo Dot, $49.99, available at Amazon.
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Color away your anxiety with a fucking amazing coloring book.

Rainbow Coloring Swear Word Coloring Book, $3.92, available at Amazon.
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If you're trying to binge watch Westworld again (it's even better the second time around), but everyone keeps talking over it, just plug into the headphones that come with Roku's HD player.

Roku Premiere+ Streaming Media Player, $99, available at Amazon.
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The terrors of Westeros should put things at home in perspective.

Monopoly Game of Thrones Collector's Edition Board Game, $44.99, Available at Amazon.
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Let off some steam or reignite old sibling rivalries with a game of badminton pre-Christmas dinner.

Franklin Sports 2 Player Badminton Set, $32.99, available at Amazon.
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Why, yes, this is a suction-cup wine holder for the bath.

Cornucopia Brands Bathtub & Shower Wine Glass Holder with Suction Cups, $8.99, Available at Amazon.
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Relive your elementary and middle school years when you see friends from home over break.

Cards Against Humanity 90s Nostalgia Pack, $10, available at Amazon.
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There's nothing like fresh air to help you get over a food coma and relieve stress. Challenge your dad to a kick off with Adidas' smart soccer ball, which will record speed and trajectory so you can call the true winner. Pro tip: Get him to put some money on the line.

Adidas miCoach Smart Soccer Ball, $169.99, Available at Amazon.
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Now is the time to stock up on holiday-flavored teas that will keep you calm.

Celestial Seasonings Holiday Herbal Tea, $7.04, available at Amazon.
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Sure, this neck and shoulder massager looks strange, but when you put it on after shopping, it'll help you forget about all the money you just spent.

Five Star FS8801 Shiatsu Neck & Back Massager, $46.99, available at Amazon.
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This thermos will keep leftovers hot, so you can enjoy them later. And if you get hungry while traveling, you can always dig in with the attached spoon.

Thermos Stainless King 16-Ounce Food Jar with Folding Spoon, $27.03, available at Amazon.
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