55 Best Things To Buy On Amazon

Popular items from this list include:

  • A made-in-Italy diamond-cut decanter for drinking-at-an-ad-agency-in-the-’60s vibe but at a drinking-a-bottle-I-stole-from-my-parents price
  • A Simple Modern tumbler with a chic monochrome body for all of your hydration needs (including being dishwasher-safe and cupholder-friendly)
  • The 2022 Kindle Paperwhite with a larger display, adjustable warm light options, a glare-free screen, waterproofing and super lightweight body
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A Baroque mirror no one will believe came from Amazon

Promising review: “The mirrors are exactly what we wanted. The look and the quality are outstanding. The price was less than similar items in the retail stores. We are very satisfied with our purchase.” — Charles Anderson

A hanging toiletry bag

I bought this for a recent trip, and I was legit shocked at how much I could fit inside — and it zips up to be surprisingly small! I bought the medium which was plenty big for my needs, especially if you’re packing in a carry-on.

Promising review: “Loved the space and how much the tote bag holds. Very strong and sturdy with items in it. It folds up and zips great. It hangs well on the towel rack or a hook in the hotel bathrooms, at home, or on a cruise ship, making it easy to view all items inside. Great quality and the fabric is well made. You can use this for any trip you take. A great gift as well. I brought two for a cruise gift and birthday gift and my girls loved them. Definitely recommend.” — Super shopper


A made-in-Italy diamond-cut decanter

Promising review: “I purchased this for my brother as a Christmas gift last year. The package arrived in perfect condition with its contents safely intact. After pouring our first glass of whisky from this decanter we immediately felt more sophisticated and used words like indubitably, transcendent, and ergo. Indeed, drinking from this decanter will make even Canadian LTD taste piquant.” — Justin Pickens

An oscillating tower fan

It’s sleek and narrow, so it won’t take up a ton of space in your room, and it looks surprisingly cool! It comes with a remote control so you can turn it on from your bed, and the LED lights turn off in sleep mode, so you don’t need to worry about being disturbed.

Promising review: “It tends to get hot in our living room and we don’t have a ceiling fan. I didn’t want to buy a box fan due to the noise. This has been everything I’ve wanted in a fan and then some. It’s quiet, cools down our room and even has a timer setting. All of these feature and it comes with a remote so you don’t have to get off the couch! Love this fan and would definitely recommend.” — William Rymer

A set of internet-famous Melanni sheets

Promising review: “I can’t say enough good things about these sheets. I was waking up at night HOT all the time and thinking it was a physical thing for me personally. I was reading online and stumbled on these and thought ‘Hmmm…wonder if my uber-expensive sheets are actually making me hot at night??’ I ordered these and I’m sleeping like a baby now. No more night sweats. Ordering some for my son as well. Game changer! High quality and exceptional price.” — J. Marshall

Promising review: “I read from other reviews these sheets were soft so I wasn’t too surprised when I received them and man are they soft and so comfortable. We have Egyptian cotton sheets that were expensive and I promise we have changed them back out for the comfort of these sheets. The cotton sheets were cold and these were just right. The other thing is my husband has thin skin that any nick he will bleed. Well he has bled on these white sheets and when we washed them (in cold water as instructed) the blood always comes out and never stains. I can’t say enough great things about them except to say all three of my adult kids are receiving a set as part of their Christmas!” — Sheree Chrestman


Cosrx’s snail mucin repairing essence

I loooove this essence for whenever I need an added boost of hydration. It absorbs into the skin beautifully!

Promising review: “This stuff heals and moisturizes like a miracle. I have very sensitive skin and couldn’t tolerate retinol until I started using this. Now my skin will handle Tretinoin (prescription grade retinol). As long as I layer snail over it, there’s no irritation. It also soothes rosacea and heals acne quickly. Try it, you won’t regret it.” — Sara Simkins

A Simple Modern tumbler

Get a closer look at it on TikTok.

Promising review: “Please do not run out to Targé and waste your money on a Stanley IF you’re only using a cup for ice/cold drinks. This cup is just as good and far more affordable. I put ice in my cup over 24 hours ago during my shift at the hospital, and there is still ice in the cup! This product is BEYOND worth it at this price point. You won’t be disappointed. If the cup isn’t in your cart at this point, I don’t know what’s wrong with you: GET IT! 😂” — Marie


A desktop inflatable tube guy

It even comes with a 32-page booklet about the history of the tube man.

Promising review: “Best gift. This was the hit of Christmas this year and had everyone fighting over it. It is rather loud but that is to be expected since it is essentially a small air blower. Looks just like its life-size counterpart and is just as silly and fun but now for your desk or wherever you plug it in.” — Linsey Shubert

A black Kindle showing the warm light display

The 2022 Kindle Paperwhite

I have a two-generations-old Paperwhite and it’s still going strong (I almost wish it would break so I’d have a reason to get one of these new beauties!). Still, is one of the best Prime Day purchases I’ve ever made! You can instantly buy and download ANY books right from your device (we love instant gratification), or even download ebooks for free through your local library!

Promising review: “I haven’t read in many years, but I finally wanted to make it a priority again. Part of the reason I stopped reading was because I have a rare eye issue that makes it hard for me to read on white/cream background, and this has been AMAZING to read on. I love that I can make it be on dark mode and make the text larger. I have never had an easier time reading before in my whole life. If you have been wanting a Kindle, don’t hesitate just buy it!! It’s worth every penny!!” — Susan Palyo


A pair of unbelievably soft leggings

Just note that they won’t have any compression, but they are wildly comfy.

Promising review: “Uhhhhmazing. These are like a baby’s bottom wrapped in your coziest sweater dipped in butter kind of soft. I wished everything I owned felt this good. I was originally worried that the ‘one size’ would be an issue, I’m a curvy 5’5, but I’m happy to report not a one issue in sight. However, even if there was an issue it would vanish the second I slip these on and fall back deeper and deeper into the softest and coziest land I’ve ever been to. Side note, I never write reviews. The End.” — Jhanna Truskin


The Chom Chom, a pet hair–removing reusable roller

It has over 100,000 five-star reviews!

Promising review: “Where has this been all my cat-loving life? Sticky rollers work fine for clothes but this is the only product that has ever COMPLETELY removed all the cat hair from my bed. I have a long-haired 20-pound. tabby and if you run your hands up his back a few times and fling the hair everywhere, it looks like it’s snowing – he never stops shedding no matter what I do. After using the ChomChom, I can put on a black dress and roll around on my bed and not get a single hair on me. It’s absolutely amazing. Everyone is getting one for Christmas, even if they don’t have a pet. I don’t care, it’s THAT good.” — Stephanie


A stylish acrylic block set of sleek black carbon steel knives

This baby comes with 13 knives, a pair of kitchen scissors, a peeler and a two-stage knife sharpener.

Promising review: “These knives are great! They stay super sharp, they’re comfortable to hold, and I love how much counter space it leaves as opposed to a big bulky knife block. Fits perfectly in my minimalist kitchen!!! And it looks great on my counter being one of the few things that I keep on my countertop! It is the perfect amount of knives without being too many knives (I don’t like things in excess)! I have never had a cheese knife before, and this baby is my favorite one in the whole set! LOL! It slices through hard cheeses like butter! Have not tried on soft cheese, but I’m sure it’ll be great because it is super sharp! I can’t say enough about how much I love these knives!!” — Sadie Allen


A set of snazzy-looking and surprisingly affordable wireless Bluetooth earbuds

For the fancy pants you are, they come with a wireless charging case and provide up to 14(!!) hours of charge, and four-plus hours of continuous playback, with the earbuds able to play for four-plus hours with each full charge. Did I mention they’re are also sweatproof and waterproof?? With over 160,000 5-star reviews, they are mega popular, too.

Promising review: “Excellent sound quality and easily to pair with many devices. I have four other pairs of earbuds and these are the best I have found. I use earbuds every night to listen to movies on TV so as not to disturb the wife while she sleeps. These are fantastic for that. I also use them during the day to listen to music while walking or biking. The best earbuds at an incredible value. Everyone who needs earbuds should have at least a pair of these in their possession. Awesome quality in the best earbuds I have found online!” — Michael1


A mini ice sphere maker you may have seen all over TikTok

Promising review: “This product is amazing. I love ice but my fridge is old and doesn’t have an ice maker. I’ve tried so many ice trays and this is the best functionally. Other silicone trays tend to spill over and end up giving you half an ice cube . These are plastic therefore hold all the water properly. I also LOVE the sphere shape, makes everything look a little more fancy. The best part is that it also comes with storage to hold the ice while more is being made. I drink ice with every drink I have through the day and it helps me never run out or have to wait for ice to be ready. I purchase a lot from Amazon but this has truly been one of my favorite products and they are so cute stored in the fridge! 20/10.” — Carolina Rodriguez


A no-scrub, no-wipe Wet & Forget cleaner

Best invention ever? Possibly.

Promising review: “This stuff is excellent. It performs as promised, it has a very nice scent, no fumes, and leaves shower clean with no scrubbing actually necessary. It is very easy to apply and rinse off. It is designed very well, with squirting spout separate from the large container and attached by a longish tube, so you don’t have to hold the heavy container while applying the product. I’ve been using it for quite a while now, and I love it. I highly recommend it.” — Stephanie Martin


The newest 2nd gen AirPods Pro

Promising review: “Best purchase of 2022. I love the new AirPods Pro !! The bass is very deep compared to the previous one. And the noise canceling is amazing!! Definitely recommended.” — Tobias

Promising review: “I have purchased every generation of AirPods. When I first read the reviews here, before purchasing these AirPods, I thought people were perhaps exaggerating a bit. But after having them for two days, what they say is absolutely true. The sound is amazing. Light years better than the AirPods Pro 1. It’s hard to believe that the richness of sound and bass can actually be produced by these small speakers. The noise cancellation feature is outstanding; in fact, when I took them out of my ears, and was hit with the onslaught of actual live sound around me, I realized just how effective the noise filtration is. They’re comfortable, fit great in my ears, especially with the choices of circular ear pads that are included, and the battery life is so much better than the previous generation. Love these guys. Very satisfying purchase.” — M. SHAPIRO


A Squatty Potty

It’s a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping; going in this position is supposed to fully relax your puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that’s TMI, just try it and see.

Promising review: “I love Squatty Potty and you will too. It works like a charm. You will wonder how you got along without it all these years. Think ‘Laundry Chute!’ That’s the best way I can explain it. You will have more time on your hands now, that you own a Squatty Potty. You go into the bathroom and you are out in seconds, not 10; 15; or 20 minutes as in the past. Business owners should buy these for their bathrooms, as their employees will take less time on bathroom breaks, really! In fact if the government would invest in these for every bathroom, the legislative process would even speed up. You will be glad you got one!” — campromise


A sleep-training clock with a sound machine

Watch this parent share why this sleep trainer is one of their “best parenting hacks” in this TikTok.

Promising review:My 2-year-old started getting up at 6:30 instead of 7:30 and was ready for the day. I saw this on TikTok, so I ordered it and explained to him how if Mella is red, we have to sleep, and when Mella turns green, it’s time to play. The first night, he sat up a couple of times in the night and looked at it and laid back down. We’ve been using it for almost a week, and he stays in bed until it’s green without any crying or complaining, so it fixed my problem so fast! You do have to toggle the night light on to red if you want it in all night. You could choose other colors, too, but red and green worked well since he has a car seat with red and green stop lights, so easy connection. Anyways, I highly recommend it! He loves to check on Mella during the day and see if it’s asleep.” — Mpt2


A Revlon one-step drying brush

Promising review: “Excellent brush. I bought it because my shoulder was hurt and I couldn’t use the regular hair dryer because I had to use both hands. The best purchase I’ve ever made.” — Luz Erika

Promising review: “I never write product reviews, but this brush is amazing! I have curly/wavy hair that is past my shoulders, but very fine. If I don’t blow dry and straighten it right away it gets very curly and frizzy and has always been a pain to blow-dry and flat iron. I have never been very good at blow-drying with a round brush and have always relied on the flat iron to get my hair smooth after drying. With this brush, I can let my hair air dry for a bit, and then use this, and I don’t need to use the flat iron at all. My hair looks so full and bouncy that several people have asked me if I just got my hair done. Honestly, with this brush, it looks better than when my hairdresser blow dries! It is so easy to use and takes way less time to do than blow drying. I haven’t tried from wet wet, but today I only let it dry a bit and then used the brush and it was still fast. My only complaint is that the handle is a little big and hard to hold on to, but that is fairly minor. Also, I was worried about it getting tangled in my hair, but so far I have been able to wrap my hair around the brush and not have any issues getting the brush out. I love it!” — Bostonchick


Essence’s Lash Princess mascara

Promising review: “Rating: 10000 out of 5. You know living your day-to-day life without this mascara is a struggle. The formula is soo well done, and the application is EXTREMELY EASY. Your own child can apply it for REAL. I’ve had this mascara since 2018, and it has been one long journey finding the right mascara and it has ALWAYS HAVE MY BACK. My lashes look so LONG, CURLED, and AMPLIFIED 10x more. I’ve always been asked “Did you get your lashes done? Or are those your real lashes”? And I just tell them it’s the essence mascara. GO BUY IT. Now. For the price to be retailed at $4.99 and by giving me the EQUAL amount of effort as the $20 Telescopic Mascara I say this definitely has to be in your makeup bag. I recommend this to anyone. Tell your friends and family, because the essence of mascara is where it’s at. Thanks, essence!” — Fatihah Moien


A Nespresso Vertuo Plus

You can get it bundled with a milk frother, so say hello to delicious lattes and cappuccinos, too. I have one of these and it makes my morning brew quick and delicious — ideal for pre-caffeinated brains. And you can recycled the used capsules! When I haven’t made cold brew, I opt for a hot coffee make with my Nespresso Vertuo. It makes my mornings SO much easier.

Promising review: “Best money I’ve spent. Makes the most delicious lattes. I haven’t been to Starbucks since I bought it! Best of all the coffee machines I’ve tried” — Haya


A percussion massager with five different head attachments

Promising review: “I am a swimmer and at the end of each practice I end up with sore muscles and have really painful spasms in my legs, so I decided to purchase this massager gun to help with that. My friend recommended it to me and I have to say that I am really impressed with this product. The gun is really well built, it’s not heavy, and it’s easy to use, most of the accessories are made of plastic but have a good quality. The power of the gun is incredible; with the first level, I can feel that it massages the deep tissue of my muscles, I have been using it every day since I received it, for almost one week now and the battery is still full. Another thing that I loved is the case that comes with the gun, you can carry it and the accessories everywhere. The best product I’ve ever bought.” — Solange

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An air fryer from the makers of the Instant Pot

Here’s what BuzzFeed Food writer Hannah Loewentheil has to say about it: “I’d been contemplating buying an air fryer for quite some time, but it wasn’t until I found myself cooking every night with my family due to COVID-19 that I finally decided it was the right time to get one. Friends of mine were raving about their new Instant Vortex Plus 6-in-1 Air Fryer, so after reading similar feedback on Amazon, I decided it looked like a winner. And it happens to be made by the same company that makes the crowd-favorite Instant Pot. I figured I would be using this appliance primarily as air air fryer, but as an added bonus, it can also roast, broil, bake, re-heat, and dehydrate food.

:I’ve had this air fryer for about three weeks now, and I can honestly say it’s become the hero of my kitchen. It preheats quickly, it’s large enough to a good amount of food at once, it’s easy to clean, and it makes food taste crispy on the outside and moist on the inside without any oil. I’ve been using my air fryer to make vegetables just about every night and it makes them taste so good. If you’re cooking for kids, picky eaters, or you just don’t get so excited about eating vegetables, the air fryer could be perfect for you. If you like chicken, the air fryer might change your life, and I don’t mean that to be dramatic. The air fryer produces restaurant-quality chicken that tastes absurdly decadent, except there’s no oil involved in the cooking — just air. We also tried making sesame chicken in the air fryer using boneless skinless chicken thighs. The sesame chicken tasted almost identical to my favorite Chinese takeout, and it had nothing to do with my cooking skills. Thanks to the air fryer, the chicken gets so crispy. I couldn’t believe I made this at home!!”


An exercise bike with a built-in desk

Promising review: “OMGOSH, this desk bike is one of the best things that’s ever happened to me! Multitasker’s dream! It’s super easy to adjust and quiet. My husband and I use it every night after putting the boys to bed. He’s 6’3” & I’m 5’7”. We adjust it to our heights in seconds. He’ll use it while watching TV/sports and I’ll do it while I work on my laptop. The time just flies by! It’s super compact and easy to wheel around. We’ve been keeping it in our living room since, it doesn’t take up much space and our house is small! We just lower the desk top all the way down and tuck it under our kitchen island. Set up was a breeze too. The quality is great. I highly highly recommend it! We haven’t worked out consistently in years and we’ve been using it nightly!” — Lucy N.


Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré

Promising review: “I’ve never been so happy about a product. For whatever reason, my makeup has not been staying on my face and would pill or look horrible when I’ve changed nothing about my routine. I rarely use primer because they never do anything for me, but I tried several to try to help. I had heard that makeup artists use this product so I gave it a try, and my makeup is finally back to normal. It looks flawless! I do my makeup every day, so it was a real confidence killer knowing that my makeup looked bad. I have NEVER bought anything that’s made such an impact, but I will for sure be a forever customer with this one. Most amazing solution.” — Emma

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An extra-durable duck-shaped squeaking dog toy

Here’s what BuzzFeed Shopping writer AnaMaria Glavan has to say: “My French Bulldog is extremely spoiled and gets new toys all the time — my sister will, I’m not kidding, raid the rows of TJ Maxx once a week for a new seasonally appropriate squeaker. There’s currently a mangled pastel purple bunny sitting in the garbage because, yep, he chewed right through it in a day… which brings me to my point! Chew toys can cost anywhere from $10–$14 a pop and last maybe three days with minimal play. My dog sleeps for 18 hours in a 24-hour cycle so it mystifies me that he manages to go through them so quickly. But a few months ago, I found this very plain yellow duck toy on Amazon that had over 14,000 reviews with buyers claiming it could take a lot of wear and tear. I thought, my doggo deserves the best so let’s try it out.

“Folks!.. I literally purchased this on Nov. 24, 2020 (and I’m writing this it is March 25, 2021) and it’s STILL GOING STRONG. It has not torn, ripped, there is no toy entrail fluff scattered throughout our living room.. nada. It’s still perfectly intact and Rockie generally prefers this toy over any other one in his ever-changing arsenal. It’s also perfect for his medium frame but I can see it being equally as ideal for smaller dogs because it’s lightweight, despite being on the larger side. My dog is also strange in that he prefers sleeping on this random blanket in the corner than in his bed and sometimes he’ll drag the duck with him and lay next to it and I just…my eyes fill with tears when I think about how adorable that is.

“The best part is that the toy costs less than $10. Considering the quality, you’d expect it to cost way more considering that I haven’t had to replace it in the four months of me owning it. And again, I want to stress — my dog typically shreds through toys in less than a week, so to have one last 15x longer?! It’s pretty sweet. I also want to point out that the squeaker isn’t obnoxiously loud which is pure bliss.”


A cast iron skillet

It’s preseasoned, has excellent heat retention, and has a helper handle built in for easy carrying. Just remember that it gets (and stays) hot hot HOT when it comes out of the oven. Btw, this is our mid-price pick for best cast-iron skillet!

Promising review: “I own just about every make of cast iron out there and this is the BEST piece I have ever used. Pretty well seasoned from the factory , nice smooth cooking surface . I love the longer curved handle and oversized pour spouts ( they actually pour the liquid not spill it out of the pan). This has quickly become my favorite piece of cast iron and will be buying more.” — Will


A pack of waterproof blister bandages

On a family trip to Rome in 2019, my dad brought new shoes and got really bad blisters. Luckily his Virgo daughter had these along and enabled him to walk in much more comfort until they healed. I never travel without them!

Promising review: “Great bandages! These are easy to use and so soft. They stayed on during a shower which impressed me as well. They are the perfect size and so comfortable. I also appreciated the fact that they didn’t come off in my shoe which is always a problem for me! Love the little case for them which I can easily throw in my purse. Great blister bandages!” — CTSmith


An immersive LED backlight for your TV

It’s also helpful for eye strain! This gif is from an Amazon reviewer. Check out the whole video to watch these lights in action, and their very helpful review if you’re having trouble calibrating your lights.

Promising review: “Being a frugal sort it really took me awhile to go ahead and get this product. Worried about buyer’s remorse and such. All I can say is boy howdy: I should have gotten this sooner! After installing it to the back of my new 65-inch TV and fired it up I almost cried. It was as if Bob Ross himself had descended from heaven and painted my walls full of happy little lights. Simply amazing. I had seen in some reviews that some colors didn’t match so well. As the guardian of a few felines I decided to do a test. First I grabbed my orange cat Ollie and pointed the camera at him. On the wall a glorious orange. Next was my black cat Midnight. Aimed it at him and a light white color splashed the wall. Highly impressed I grab my last cat Skittles, a calico, and swept it over him. Amazing lights bouncing off the wall — I was totally sold at this point. My only regret with this product is that I didn’t buy it earlier. If I had maybe I would still have a wife and not so many cats.” — Amazon customer


Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

Caffeine has a number of skincare benefits, including brightening! You can read more about the skincare benefits of caffeine at the Cleveland Clinic.

Promising review: “Where has this been all my life? I have been using this for maybe three days now, and putting it on in the morning and evening are the best parts of my day. The description of the scent as “pistachio, salted caramel, and vanilla” does not even begin to describe the incredibly decadent smell of this cream on my skin. My skin feels like velvet and I saw improvements in the texture after the first application. I will use it for the rest of my life. Do not ever discontinue this! I did not expect to be so amazed my this cream, but it is life-changing. Buy it! You won’t regret it.” — Michelle Brown


A satin pillowcase to help maintain hair health

Promising review: “I decided to purchase this pillow case after noticing hair breakage from one too many bleach jobs. I really wasn’t expecting a miracle, but this product has tremendously reduced the breakage! I love the zipper closure. It’s a sturdy zipper and covered with satin. Prevents my pillow from slipping out. It’s easy to toss in the washer and has withstood many washes! I now swear by satin pillow cases and will be ordering more from this brand!” — Nikki D.


An exfoliating First Aid Beauty Bump Eraser body scrub

It contains 10% glycolic and lactic acids, and has tiny pumice exfoliants to buff away dead skin for smooooooooooth arms.

Promising review: “Amazing product! I’ve suffered with KP on my arms for 15 years and nothing helped. This product didn’t just help, it completely cleared it away! I noticed a big difference after just one use and a month later of using it 2 times a week my arms are smooth and I’m no longer embarrassed of them. I’m so excited! This product has changed my life!” — Sherrie Ruiz


A Dracula garlic mincer

Promising review: “I purchased this as a gift for my friend who is a fantastic cook–she uses fresh ingredients almost exclusively — but pressing fresh garlic is a task usually delegated. No longer — Gracula is there for her. She uses him nearly every time she needs garlic (which is basically daily) and months later still makes a point of saying how much she enjoys the gift. I’m pretty sure she likes it better than other gifts I’ve gotten her which were more expensive/thought out, and I’m fairly certain it’s what took me from ‘good friend’ to ‘best friend,’ but it be that way sometimes. Anyway, definitely recommended for people who cook with garlic and have a sense of humor.” — L

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“The Unofficial Disney Parks Cookbook”

It has 100 different recipes to satisfy any Disney fan until the next time they can go to the park.

Promising review: “If you love Disney and love the food, then you need this cookbook! It’s easy to follow the recipes and your house will smell magically like Disney. It’s the closest thing you can get to the food at the parks without going to the parks.” — Shannon


A weighted blanket reviewers swear by

It’s available in three sizes and and 10 weights, so whether you’re looking for one for a kid, for yourself or to use in a king or queen–sized bed with your partner, there’s an option for you!

Promising review: “This is the BEST purchase I have ever made. I have been an insomniac for years and have never successfully been treated. Even with many doctors’ appointments and medications — NOTHING worked! On top of that I have RLS (Restless Leg Syndrome). I thought I would give this blanket a try. This product is not advertised for RLS but it absolutely should be! I have had my blanket for three days and I have been basically sleeping in a coma-like state!!! It is the soundest and best sleep I have ever had in my life. And the comforting weight on my legs and boy just eases those RLS symptoms and drifts me off to a sound sleep!!! It is so hard to describe the feeling of peace and comfort the minute you lay it on your body. I actually ordered the 15-pound blanket for my weight and height because I wanted the extra weight just in case. I decided to go ahead an order a second one if I have an emergency situation and need even more weight on my legs. This product is phenomenal to say the least!!!” — DeAnn Barksdale


The Pink Stuff, a beloved cleaning product

Promising review: “I am genuinely stunned by how well this worked in my shower. I have been trying to get rid of these water stains since the day I moved in almost three years ago. They just got worse with time and nothing would hold them off. Then I tried The Pink Stuff and my jaw dropped as I washed it away. You can see in this picture I did a small section and holy moly, it looked like a new door. I usually don’t write reviews but I had to say how stunned I was with this. I haven’t used it on much else yet but with the results from my shower door, I can only imagine how great it’ll be. I give 5 stars!” — Katie Marchbank


A handy dandy car seat buckle release tool

Promising review: “As soon as I saw this on ‘Shark Tank I bought it. It was exactly what I’ve been looking for since I started driving with my new grandbaby. Like the grandma in the duo that invented this, I have arthritis in my thumbs. Many times I have struggled to unlock the straps, almost to the point of panic. Because of the stay-home orders here, I haven’t been able to use my new UnbuckleMe with my granddaughter in tow, but I tried it out without her in the seat and it worked exactly as advertised. Can’t wait to use it with my granddaughter!” — Margery Smith


A hydrocolloid nose patch

Promising review: It’s gross in the most spectacular way. The amount of disgusting gunk that came out of my face was appalling and I instantly gagged. However, my nose has never felt so clean and smooth for consecutive days. If you have oily skin I definitely recommend washing your face first and apply it to the nose before moisturizing the rest of your face. If I could give this 10 stars I would. Everyone is getting this for Christmas….maybe because it’s not cheap.” — Justina


A multiuse car hammer

Just keep it in your center console or front door pocket for emergencies. The seatbelt cutter can come in handy in other situations too, like when this reviewer’s dog got tangled up.

Promising review: “My puppy got tangled in her leash, car seat safety clip, harness clip, and seat belt. The release buckles could not even release because it was twisted so tightly. I knew I had to cut her free, it was such a relief when it hit me I had the seat belt cutter under the seat. I never thought I would use it, but so glad I had it today (pictured above).” — Elizabeth


An ergonomically designed detangling brush

Promising review: “I have really long, really thick, naturally curly hair and I used to DREAD the washing/deep conditioning and the comb out of my hair. It literally takes me 30 minutes to de-tangle it with tons of conditioner. I ordered this brush out of desperation in my last ditch attempt to save myself some time and effort. IT is a freaking miracle. The brush went right thru my hair, no pulling, no pain, no more tangled hair. It works on both wet and dry hair. I wish to god I had thought about changing my brush years ago. It is amazing and I highly recommend it.” — Amazon customer

Promising review: “ALL I HAVE TO SAY IS OOOOMMMMGGG!!! I was skeptical at first, but given the reviews I figured I’d give it a try. I’m African American and have curly, kinky, coils… in between the realm of type 3/4 idk to be honest. All I know, is that when I went to detangle my fro after a long day, this brush easily slid through. I had to double take! I didn’t have to pretangle with a wide tooth comb I just dove right in. My hair is THICK! After each stroke I kept looking at the brush like, “what type of sorcery is this!? And to top it off ZERO BREAKAGE!!! Buy this brush!!!!!” — Amazon customer

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A manual “flossing” toothbrush

Here’s what BuzzFeed Shopping writer Emma Lord has to say: “I personally bought this a few months ago and love it! I use an electric toothbrush usually, but I feel like I’m getting a much more satisfying clean from these. Especially because I tend to get yellow stains between my teeth no matter *how* much I floss, and these bristles seem to actually target that a lot more effectively. I’ve switched to using this in the morning and the electric one at night and definitely see a difference in that area in particular.”

Promising review: “This was another one of my TikTok purchases! I was skeptical but my kids hate flossing their teeth so thought this might help in between making them floss. They work amazing! My kids said they could see and feel a different on the first use and I agree! They are definitely with a try! I would suggest not pushing too hard, those tiny bristles really get in there and if you push too hard you nights be sore like I was. It felt like after going to a dental cleaning.” — Amy N.


A set of motion-sensing strip lights

They go on when you get within three meters (almost 10 feet), and turn off 15 seconds after you walk out of range. And they just stick right on — how easy is that?

Promising review: “One of the smartest things that I’ve purchased in a while. Just peel off the double-sided tape cover and stick the magnet wherever you need light. The light is metal so it clings to the magnet that you just stuck to the wall, ceiling, wherever — it’s super easy to change the batteries. Motion-sensing so you don’t have to touch them — just be there. Also, they are light-sensitive so that you don’t waste battery power if there is enough light anyway. I like to use rechargeable batteries so that I don’t have to buy batteries all the time. They are bright enough for a regular closet or under a kitchen cabinet and the lights are LED so they are energy-efficient. I just bought a couple more 3-packs for seasonal gifts. This is a no-brainer — you need this!” — Kindle customer


A pair of elegant cylindrical wineglasses

Promising review: “I gifted this to a friend for Christmas who was so excited and overjoyed when she opened it that she dropped them twice on a marble countertop! No break, no splinter and no chip! I wanted to keep them for myself but will definitely order again. Absolutely beautiful and super sturdy.” — Amazon customer


A pair of custom socks

Just click “customize now,” upload a clear image and you’re good to go!

Promising review: “I’m really surprised at how well these turned out! The socks are soft and the pattern is cute and clear. They cropped the photo perfectly. I didn’t have high expectations because they charge so much less than other companies but the risk was sooooo worth it! I don’t think they could have done better. Plus, the shipping was estimated to arrive by dec 19-the middle of January but they arrived on Dec 12!” — Savannah Del Ray

Chronicle Books

“Murder Most Puzzling”

Promising review: “I am not even done with this book and I had to leave a review that these puzzles are devilishly challenging but so much fun. Be sure to turn the page to see the larger scene, and before you check the solutions look at the Clues section near the back so you can give yourself a little help without giving away the answer. I hope that there are more puzzle books like this because I have to redeem myself (these are hard!)” — tmc1218


A truly genius picture frame

Check it out on TikTok! It displays 8.5 by 11 with the (included) mat and 10 by 12.5 without!

Promising review: “I cannot say enough great things about this. Got it, hung it, put in art and IMMEDIATELY turned around and ordered a 2nd one. Two are a must so you can hang one vertically and one horizontally. What an ideal solution to displaying art. If it’s left out it inevitably gets torn or ruined. This keeps it safe, and displays it perfectly on the wall. IN LOVE!” — Sara Lazaro


A Tushbaby hip carrier

It’s recommended for children 8-45 pounds and can be used in four different holding positions: feeding/breastfeeding, side carrying, front facing and face-to-face. See why this mama calls the Tushbaby “the best invention” for parents of young children on TikTok.

Promising review: This has been one of MANY items I have purchased thanks to TikTok, and I’m glad I did. Super easy to use, easy to adjust, and most importantly it helps with support tremendously. It comes with pockets and a place to hold bottles/sippy cups, which can be very handy. My 8-month-old weights around 30–35 lbs, and he’s basically attached to me 24/7, carrying all day was killing my back and arms! Thank God for this invention, my arms and back can rest.” — Jennifer Calle

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The famous “Amazon Coat” if you need a chic parka

I bought this on Prime Day several years ago and it’s WORTH IT !! SO WARM!!!! I LIVE in it all winter. Check out my review of the Amazon coat for more info.

Promising review: “Bought this for a trip to Iceland. With winds of over 50 mph and temps in the low 20’s, with the wind chill, I wasn’t cold for the first time ever. It was the best purchase, maybe ever.” — Joan H.

Promising review: “OMG! Best coat I have EVER owned. Quality exceeded my expectations!! So warm, not too heavy. So many pockets that i don’t need a purse. This is by far the best purchase i’ve made this year. I’ll probably order the red one next year.” — Deborah L.

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Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers

I have a couple of these, and the first time I tried them, a bunch of basil and strawberries stayed fresh for SO LONG!!

Promising review: “I always have the best intentions when I buy fruits & veggies, but then they go bad so quickly. I have been using these for quite some time for strawberries and blueberries. I decided to buy more for broccoli, peppers, lettuce, baby carrots, etc. The 8-piece set (4 containers with lids) seemed to be the best value for the sizes that I wanted. Now, they do take up a lot of space in the fridge. I can only fit the smaller ones in my crisper bins. But if they help me save money on produce then it’s worth figuring out how to fit them in. So far my veggies seem to be hanging in there quite well several weeks after purchase. The green leaf lettuce is especially nice, it would have been slimy by now if it were just in a plastic bag and it looks just as fresh as when I bought it. These really do seem to work and are a good investment.” — Jules


A mini Dash waffle iron

Promising review: “This little waffle maker is so perfect! It makes the perfect-size waffles, the smaller ones you would get out of the freezer section at the grocery store. I just buy some mix and make a huge batch to freeze for my son, and he just pops them in the toaster. I also made a bunch to make waffle sandwiches for my daughter. A lot cheaper. I make those up and freeze them as well to be able to just pop them in the microwave.” — SnoopyHJ


A portable door lock

Note: This can get flagged going through airport security, so you may want to put it in an easily accessible place in your checked bag to be safe.

Promising review: “I travel a lot for work and usually take a lot of measures for extra security, such as keeping the luggage roller in my room all week and rolling it in front of the door. It was large and cumbersome, but with this gadget, it’s great! You can use it on almost any door and works better than the makeshift ‘fork’ one. Frequent traveler or not, this item offers peace of mind which can prove invaluable while away from home. (I can even use it on my door at my house!)” — JizzerJittery


A TikTok-famous grape cutter

Promising review: “Initially, I really felt silly and lazy for buying this. But after using it, I feel like a genius and wish I bought it sooner! My kiddos love grapes and I love how it gives me a slight peace of mind knowing it can gets diced up, allowing me to briefly walk away if I need to with less worry. Overall, I’m very happy with this purchase and I tell everyone how awesome it is!” — Dom

Promising review: “A mama’s best friend!! This makes my life so much easier, eases my mind sending grapes in my kids’ lunch, and saves me so much time!!” — Kaitlin

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A bottle of all-natural, plant-based Puracy stain remover

And it’s totally biodegradable too. These stain remover is IT. I spilled Thai yellow curry ALL OVER a brand new set of light blue Lou & Grey sweats, and this stuff got it out perfectly. I will NEVER not keep this stuff on hand. Just apply, let it sit a while for toucher stains, then simply run as usual in the wash!

Promising review: “This is absolutely the best stain remover I ever used. I had shirts that looked like they had oil stains on them. I tried other stain removers without luck. When I got Puracy I pre treated the stains then put a little more in and washed. The stains were completely gone. I was able to wear the shirts again!!” — Amazon customer


A set of three scrubbing attachments

If you don’t already have a drill, you can also get a cordless drill set with brushes just like the above and drill bits from Amazon for $35.99.

Promising review: “I bought this brush a long time ago and it sat unused. Last week, I finally pulled it out to clean the floor of a very dirty fiberglass bathtub. What a great little tool! A job that easily would have taken me a half hour with a regular brush and Comet, took about five minutes and with no smelly harsh chemicals. I am really kicking myself for not trying it months ago. Now, I’m planning to buy one for each of my kids for Christmas.” — xxxxx111000


A pack of Crayola Globbles

Yes, they easily wash clean with soap and water without losing stickiness, so the fun can continue even after they end up in one of your houseplant pots.

Promising review:I waited over two months to write my review! My 4-year-old daughter plays with these DAILY! YES they do attract dirt and hair. HOWEVER they are so easy to rinse off, it’s not a big deal! We took these to a family gathering and ended up giving two away because they were SO loved! The two we gave away went to a 12-year-old and my 19-year-old brother. They discovered throwing them at the ceiling fan and watching them shoot across the room, which was pretty entertaining! None of them have busted or ripped and they are definitely NOT gentle with them! I will definitely be buying more!” — Kindle customer

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