The 29 Greatest Things I Ever Bought on Amazon

I’ve been in a committed relationship with Amazon for as long as I can remember. I’m constantly browsing the site to see what new items have been added, and always looking for new weird yet brilliant items that will change my life so drastically that I feel compelled to tell everyone I knew about them.

Sure, I’ve bought some great stuff in my lifetime, but these are the 29 greatest things to ever come out of that relationship. 29 things I bought once, and have used happily for years. And you know what? I’d buy them all 100 times again.

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This iPhone Case Will Probably Save Your Screen

I drop my phone constantly.  I can’t stress enough how much my phone is constantly slipping out of my hand and falling onto the kitchen floor or grocery store parking lot. The only reason the screen hasn’t shattered into a thousand pieces is this iPhone case. It has a slightly raised rim which protects the screen from hitting the ground. Plus it comes in several styles and colors.


Camera Lens

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I take more photos on a week-long vacation than some people will take in their lifetime, so it’s very important to me that I have the all the right equipment.  I refuse to have blah vacay photos. If that makes me extra, well…so be it. This 35mm is the perfect everyday camera lens. Now I just need to sort all those pictures I’ve taken with it.


This Cookbook Will Change Your Life

I am not exaggerating when I tell you that I lived off of frozen pizza and spaghetti until I bought this cookbook and the amazing Chrissy Teigen taught me how to cook. Now I’m whipping up bacon-wrapped chicken stuffed with goat cheese and thyme like it’s nbd. This book gave me the confidence to not only upgrade from frozen pizza but to make truly incredible food.

You’ll Use These Awesome Headphones Everyday

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Initially, I bought these headphones for an overseas flight so I could block out the noise of screaming infants and loud sneezers that inevitably show up on every airplane. But now I use them literally everyday, for most of the day. I love that they can be used with bluetooth so I’m not constantly getting stuck on doors and that I can block out the sounds of my noisy office.

This Desk Fan Will Save Your Life When The Office AC Goes Out

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This desk fan became an absolute necessity when the cooling system in our office decided to sporadically break down during the hottest few weeks of the year. Where before I was a disgustingly sweaty, sticky mess, I was suddenly cool, calm, and much less angry at everyone around me. It’s also super quiet and plugs into a USB port so you don’t have to search for an available outlet.

Save The Workout For The Actual Workout With This Yoga Mat Strap

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My boyfriend bought me an awesome yoga mat for Christmas that’s super thick so I don’t hurt my knees, but it also didn’t fit into many yoga mat carriers. Sure, my yoga studio is only a four minute walk away, but this mat is surprisingly heavy and cumbersome to carry. This yoga mat carrier has been a lifesaver because it’s adjustable to any mat size and I no longer have to carry my mat on my hip like a baby.

This Airplane Adapter Lets You Use Your Fancy Headphones On The Plane

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The whole point of me buying fancy headphones was so I could actually hear my movie on the plane (sounds like a shocking concept, I know), but some airlines have a weird headphone jack so you have to use their crappy headphones that feel awful and sound like you’re in a constant wind tunnel. No more! This airplane adapter lets me plug in my own headphones so I can watch The Bodyguard to my heart’s content.

Get Yourself A Crock Pot ASAP

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When I am not cooking recipes from Cravings, I am tossing food in my Crock Pot and walking away like a boss. I don’t know how I lived so long without one of these game-changing kitchen tools in my life but it really makes cooking delicious meals SO much easier. Plus, this one has a sealable lid so you can take it with you anywhere.

This Cork Yoga Mat Is Basically Perfect

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Okay my bf and I are weirdos and unknowingly each bought the other a yoga mat for Christmas. I know. It’s so adorable it sounds like it could be straight out of a terrible romantic comedy. I picked this one for him because it’s made of cork which for whatever reason he thinks is the coolest material ever. Plus it’s a little bigger than a typical yoga mat.

Stay Organized With This Recycling Bin

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Where I live, you have to separate literally all of your trash. It’s annoying, and although it’s really not that much more work, I still complain about it constantly. So this three-part recycling bin was pretty much made for me. It may not seem like a life-changer but before this we had bags of trash everywhere and it looked terrible. I’ll take my small victories when I can get them.

Feel Like A Kid Again With This Cereal Dispenser

When he was a kid, my boyfriend always wanted one of these cereal dispensers he’d see in hotels on family vacations. I can’t say I blame them. They’re pretty much the epitome of fanciness to a child. Now we have one because we’re adults and we can have (mostly) whatever we want. And let me tell you, my 10-year-old self would also be SO stoaked.

Get Unforgettable Shots With This Gorillapod

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I refuse to settle for average travel photos (I’m a bit indignant about it, actually), and sometimes getting the best shot demands a tripod. Most tripods are either too bulky to travel with or too expensive to afford, but the Gorillapod is inexpensive and flexible. You can move it into pretty much any position you want, and it keeps your (extremely expensive) camera securely in place.

These Mixing Bowls Are The Best Ever

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Since I have to be pretty darn motivated to actually cook, I like my kitchen items to be the perfect combo of fun and functional. This is what makes these mixing bowls so perfect for me. Not only do they have a non-skid bottom so they don’t slide around, but they also each come with a lid so you can easily store leftovers. They really are the perfect mixing bowls.

This Is Not Your Average Electric Kettle

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In my house, we make a lot of tea and cook a lot of pasta. I have zero patience, and the thought of waiting roughly 15 minutes for water to boil fill me with rage. That’s why this electric kettle is so necessary for my kitchen. The glass design also looks much better on my countertop than one of those cheap and ugly plastic versions.

This Moisturizer Will Solve Your Skin Problems

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I’m one of those people who’s #blessed with both acne-prone and dry skin. This makes finding a moisturizer nearly impossible, since they always seem to either make me too greasy or dry me out even more. Renewed Hope In A Jar has transformed my skin, no joke. It actually gives my skin the moisture it needs (no more dry, flaky skin) but doesn’t feel greasy and cause breakouts.

This Travel Wallet Has Room For Everything

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When you’re traveling, it can be hard to keep all of your essential documents organized in one easy-to-access place. A friend recommended this travel wallet to me because it can fit not only your basic things like cash and cards, but also has enough room for your passport, boarding cards, and your phone. It’s amazing and comes in tons of colors. I never fly without it.

Keep Your Feet Under Control With This Shoe and Foot Deodorizer

There’s no getting around it: Summertime means sweaty, smelly feet. There are a lot of shoes that I refuse to wear socks with, and it does not go over well with my boyfriends, since the stench can at times be completely overpowering. But, luckily, there is a way to take your kicks from “gross” to “gorgeous-smelling”. Simply spritz on a bit of this shoe and foot deodorizer to keeps all that funk under control.

Keep Everything Fresh With This Air Purifying Bag

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This charcoal air purifying bag absorbs odors and allergens to keep your home smelling and feeling fresh. It also acts as a natural dehumidifier, so you can forget about mold and mildew making its way into your home. Throw one in your closet, your car, your pantry, bathroom, or wherever for a natural odor eliminator. It also comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you can say “bye-bye” to bad smells for good.

This Packing Cube Set Will Change The Way You Travel

For a long time, I was a packing cube skeptic. I didn’t think compartmentalizing the items in my suitcase would make any difference, and I proudly said that to all my friends and family who recommended them. But once I finally tried them out I saw the error of my ways. Packing cubes really are as great as everyone says and will finally keep your suitcase organized. These come in six different colors.

Keep Your Partner Happy With This TubShroom

My boyfriend loves me but he does not love that my hair covers literally every inch of our apartment. I have a ton of hair, and it falls out at the rate of a long-haired Afghan hound. I can’t keep from shedding but at least in the shower I can easily collect my hair in this Tubshroom and keep the drain from clogging. It really cuts down on our Drano bill.

Ease Muscle Pain With This Foam Roller

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The first time I used this roller it was with a personal trainer and it was excruciatingly painful. She rolled it over my sore muscles and the pain was unbearable, but the next morning I felt better than I ever had in my entire life. This foam roller is great for deep massages to ease muscle pain, or for strength and flexibility exercises. It comes in various lengths so you can choose what’s best for you.

Get Your Weekend Started Early With These Whiskey Glasses

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My boyfriend turned me on to whiskey on our first date. I’d been a die-hard gin fan for years, and it wasn’t until he introduced me to something besides Jim Bean that my whole perspective changed. These whiskey glasses come in a set of four and are perfect for whiskey, sure, but also for mixed drinks when you want something a little fancier than your everyday glasses.

Have You Played Exploding Kittens?

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Have you ever hosted a party that you thought was going to be a blast but it was actually incredibly boring? The next time you’re hosting something that you don’t want to be over by 8 pm, pull out Exploding Kittens. This hugely successful Kickstarter project is now a super fun card game. Exploding Kittens is great for parties and when I can’t get anyone to play Monopoly with me (which is always).

These Drinking Glasses Are Perfect For Summertime

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Summer simply isn’t summer without these Mason jar drinking glasses. Trust me on this one. They feature a lid, straw, and handle so they’re both cute and practical. Science shows lemonade tastes 67% better when served in a jar and common sense shows it’s 76% more adorable. Don’t argue with those statistics. Just sip your deliciously tart drink in your cute glass and enjoy your life.

How Cute Is This Sundress?

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It gets hot in the summer, and although I look to look cute, I also like to avoid looking like I was dunked head first in a pool of water due to the amount of sweat pouring out of me. This super adorable halter sundress comes in ten summery patterns and is very comfortable to wear, even when it’s approximately 1000 degrees outside. I want one in every color!

What’s Not To Like About This iPad Case?

This heavy-duty iPad case is just like the much more expensive Apple version, but for one-third of the price. It comes in 16 different colors, it protects your iPad and props it up so you can watch movies hands-free. I’ve had mine for five years and it’s still in great condition. And I don’t take great care of my stuff, so that’s really saying something.

Spy On Your Pets With This Dog Monitoring Camera

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I’ll admit it: I’m obsessed with my dog. I love her like I would my own child, but she’s never talked back to me or sneaked out of the house to meet her friends at the mall while grounded. I use this dog monitoring camera to keep an eye on my fur baby or to show my coworkers how cute my dog is in real time! Comes with night vision, an alarm, two-way talking and yes, I guess you can use it for human babies too.

These Anti-Chafing Bands Will Save Your Thighs

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Summer is all fun and games until you remember how much your thighs are going to rub together. Which would be fine if it weren’t so dang uncomfortable. If you’ve never experienced the agony of thigh rub, consider yourself lucky. If feels like there’s enough friction going on down there to start a fire. These anti-chafing bands will keep all that friction down so you can wear sundresses in peace.

Up Your Backyard Fun With This Slackline

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I will never be able to master a slackline but that doesn’t mean I’ll quit trying. I’ll break my nose before I admit defeat. Which I very nearly did. Trying to master a slackline. This 57-foot slackline also comes with tree protectors so your backyard fun doesn’t do any lasting damage. Kids love it, and adults who are still big kids at heart love it too.