As much as I love receiving a handpicked, beautifully wrapped birthday present, I’m not going to lie, when it comes to gifts I have definitely come to appreciate a boring but brilliant gift card. Sure, it may seem less personal, but isn’t it fun when you get to shop for a little something special of your own choosing? So when I received a $150 Amazon gift card on my birthday this year, I actually got rather giddy.
Of course, there are tons of practical items I can buy from Amazon (the list always seems to be endless), but this time, I decided to treat myself to some stylish fashion basics. I took this as an opportunity to snag a few pieces that have been on my summer wish list—fisherman sandals, tennis whites, and a strapless top to name a few. Keep scrolling to see the items I bought with my Amazon gift card, and then shop more stylish pieces I’m eyeing from the multibrand retailer right now.