What word would you use to describe your Amazon shopping habits — Necessary? Mindless? Unruly? I’d say I’m a bit of all of those at times, but the word that sums up most of my browsing is “affordable.” Now, that’s not to say I haven’t splurged on some purchases because I have, but, usually, when I pull up the Amazon website or open the app, I’m looking for a bargain. And, if you like bargains, too, then you’re going to love this list of uber-affordable Amazon buys.
I’ve got a little bit of everything in the product list below: Grooming tools, car accessories, even kitchen gadgets, and workout gear. So, whether you’re heading out the door, trying a new recipe, or needing some organization inspiration, I’ve got you covered. Pets causing you problems? I solved that (or at least part of it). Feeling creative? There’s something in here for you. Money burning a hole in your pocket? I got you, boo. Keep reading.
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You’ll Really Nail This One
Nail clippers are one of those purchases you feel like you make often, but when you need them, you can never find them. This two-pack of nail clippers is designed for any nail type but in particular thick nails. You’ll get a pair for fingernails and a pair for toenails in a handy resealable pouch that’ll be harder to lose than to its bright yellow color.
Cache Me Outside
If someone showed you this gadget outside of its packaging, you’d probably be curious how to use it. You’ll be pleased to know this car cache purse holder had, myriad uses including keeping your car organized, keeping your purse upright, and keeping backseat riders where they belong — in the backseat. This multipurpose organizer installs between your car’s front seats and has unlimited potential.
Lay Your Head On This Pillow
If there’s one thing I can’t get enough of, it’s pillows. And, where pillows are concerned, I throw all thoughts of a “budget” out the window because who wants to be uncomfortable in bed? I know I don’t. These luxury gel pillows get high reviews for back, stomach, and sider sleepers by offering superior comfort and cool capabilities. This set of two will run you less than $40.
Orange You Glad You Bought This?
There are no odors like pet odors and if you’ve got a furry friend (or two) in your house, you’d probably agree. This Angry Orange pet odor eliminator does just what it says: Smells like heaven, works like hell. It’s plenty powerful so a little will go a long way and you can use it on all types of surfaces including tile, couch upholstery, litter boxes, bedding, garbage cans, and car interiors to name a few.
Your Beard Buddy
I have a lot of cleaning pet peeves, but beard hair everywhere is probably near the top of my list. The beard bib contains the mess by going around the shaver’s neck and then attaching it to the bathroom mirror with suction cups. That means all the beard trimmings go in the bib instead of in the sink, down the drain, or all over your bathroom counters. Buy two to have a backup, just in case.
This Garden Kit Is Sow Good
About a year ago, I decided I was fed up with the pathetic produce I was spending big bucks on in the store and decided to grow some of my own. This seed starter kit will put the freshest produce at your fingertips, in a grow inside or outside garden. These garden kits come in a diverse heirloom salad blend or in sets specific to tomatoes, onions, peppers, or pumpkins.
GearLight’s biggest and brightest flashlight needs a place in your home. Bright enough to illuminate an entire backyard, you’ll appreciate this high-powered flashlight made from virtually indestructible military-grade aluminum. Despite its powerful beam, it’s also small enough to toss in your backpack, survival bag, or glove compartment. This features multiple modes and has an included lanyard for easier carrying.
Sock It To Me
Plantar fasciitis is no fun — take it from me, but these compression socks offer targeted relief with the gentlest pressure. Available in a variety of sizes and colors, these socks are thin enough to wear under a pair of socks or to sleep in and are made of moisture-wicking material to keep your achy feet from also becoming smelly feet. These work by stimulating blood flow in the area to ease pain and discomfort.
Catch A Charge
Charging ports and cables change so frequently, it’s nice to see a USB car charger incorporate both standard USB and newfangled USB-C ports in one device. This car charger promises quick-charging capabilities and works for all types of devices, from iPhones to Androids to tablets. It’ll blend in nicely with your car’s decor, but its functionality is the real winner here.
Just A Heads-Up
If hiking, camping, or running outdoors are on your to-do list, this pack of headlamps needs a place in your gear. Removable, washable, and adjustable to fit both children and adults, you’ll get real illumination with seven different lighting modes, from a white strobe to a red beam for safety. These are water-resistant and shockproof and might even work well for reading or crafts indoors.
I live at the beach, which is great, but also means it’s impossible to keep the inside of my car clean. Sand … sand everywhere. This handheld car vacuum cleaner is one of the best investments I’ve ever made. It features an extra-long power cord and three attachments for detailing. Compact and lightweight, it has a washable HEPA filter and a large dustbin capacity that’ll work for you from start to finish.
Before I started investing in lash extensions, I was a firm believer in the eyelash curler. This one comes in rose gold, black, platinum, and prism, but the real magic is the action that creates the most voluminously curled eyelashes in seconds. This curler comes with two replacement pads and a satin pouch for storage, which is great to use while traveling.
Take Your Temperature
You’ll never make better meat in your life than you will after investing in a meat thermometer. This one from Kizen takes a temperature in as little as three seconds, whether you’re grilling, deep-frying, or making candy (yeah, it works for that, too). This one is waterproof, has a large LED screen that’s easy to read, has a built-in temperature chart, and even works well when it’s dark out.
In the year of our Lord 2020, a lot of us had to adjust our gym and workout class schedules to do more from home. (I’m not even going to mention the “why here, O.K.?) These exercise cards were great then and still are, giving you 50 bodyweight workouts you can do wherever you are. After you work through Vol. 1, there’s a Vol. 2 you can tackle.
I make a lot of messes in the kitchen, but none aggravates me like a film of grease on everything. This splatter screen sits right on top of your frying pan to keep the grease where it belongs — in the pan. There are size options for pans from 9 1/2 to 15 inches so you can cook without creating a lot of things to clean up after the fact.
Charge your phone or your tablet … or why not both? Don’t pick between your electronic gadgets; get a charging station that can handle all of them. This one accommodates up to six devices with adjustable dividers to accommodate a phone in a case or a larger device. Since you’ll add the charging cords, you can make this station work for all types of devices, regardless of the charging port required.
Win The Bug Battle
Nobody likes bugs except for seven-year-olds and other creepy-crawly things that eat them. Get them out of your house with this sleek indoor insect trap. It won’t buzz and snap like the old-school outdoor ones used to, but it does use triple trapping power thanks to a UV light that attracts them, a fan that sucks them in, and glue boards that keep them where you want them. It’s available in white or black.
The four seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Fuzzy Socks. Wait. No, that’s not right … except it is, because winter is the time that I rely on fuzzy socks to keep my feet from feeling like miniature icebergs. These have rubber grippy pads on the bottom to keep you upright, thick cushioned soles, and enough warmth to start a fire. (O.K., I’m kidding about that last one, but they are toasty warm.)
Hey, buddy, got a light? No, not for a cigarette, but for any dark corner, for reading in bed at night, for virtually any time or place where you need a little illumination. These rechargeable book lights feature a built-in clip for convenience, dual lighting modes for amber or white daylight, and a long-lasting rechargeable battery. When you run this on low, you’ll get up to 30 hours of light time before they need some juice.
We Go Together Like Oil And Vinegar
I like pretty. Sure, oil and vinegar purchased at the store come in their own containers. But, this glass oil and vinegar set looks sleek and refined to position on your kitchen counter. The control tops help you portion out the liquids and the see-through design lets you know when it’s time to buy before you run out. Grab it in a set of two or four.
Just Hangin’ Around
These five-tiered hangers are real space savers if you’ve never tried them. Instead of needing five hangers for pants or skirts, one hanger does the job, giving you space to not only store your clothing haul but make it easier to see your options when you’re getting dressed. You’ll get a three-pack here, which is the same as 15 individual hangers.
Replace Your Existing Spatulas
Spatulas are a dime a dozen until you buy the wrong ones and realize it would’ve made more sense to spend a few more pennies on good ones. This four-piece spatula set is ideal for cooking, baking, and mixing, offering four different sizes to tackle any job: small, large, jar, and spoon. These have the added convenience of being heat-resistant and dishwasher-safe.
Give Them Closet Envy
Nothing makes me happier than an organized closet, which is why when I saw this five-shelf hanging closet organizer, I knew I had to add it to this list. For less than a $12 investment, this slim open-concept hanging shelf system adds space to your existing closet while making it easier to find the things you use most often. This organizer also has mesh accessory pockets on each side for added storage.
Eliminate That Pain In Your Neck
Pain in the neck? Neck, spine, knee, or back discomfort can wreak havoc on our sleep cycles. This bamboo tube pillow offers plenty of support that’s not too soft and not too firm with high-density foam material. This bolster pillow is also the perfect size to tote when you’re traveling as it fits easily into a carry-on suitcase. When it needs to be cleaned, just pop it in the washing machine and it’ll be good as new.
Add A Whiteboard Wherever
You just never know where a whiteboard will come in handy, but who wants to move one of those big-wheeled things around? This peel-and-stick whiteboard paper can go anywhere, from a classroom to a playroom to a kitchen. This roll of dry erase wallpaper is a whopping 17.8 inches wide by seven feet long and comes with four free markers with eraser caps.
I’m going to issue a warning before you grab these precision tweezers: Do not overpluck your eyebrows. You’ll look like a time traveler from the 1990s and have a long list of regrets. With that out of the way, this two-pack for less than $12 is a great deal. You’ll get a needle-nose option and a slanted option, which will tackle any job.
Make A Better Bed
Your bed should be your peace, especially since we spend a full one-third of our lives sleeping, according to some studies. Nothing upgrades your sleep space like great sheets like this 1,800-thread count bed set that includes flat and fitted sheets and four pillowcases. White sheets are great but try jazzing things up with the ice blue or gray options.
Like most people, I like to have my phone within arm’s reach, but that’s not always easy. This cell phone lanyard is like having an extra set of hands in the form of a lightweight silicone neck strap that works for most phones. The pocket on the rear side of this phone leash is also great for stashing an ID and a debit card.
All Bottled Up
If you’ve skimmed any of my other lists, you know I have a serious addiction to water bottles. Big ones, small ones, collapsible ones, stainless steel ones, I don’t discriminate. This triple-insulated stainless steel option with straw lid is next on my list because it keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours or cold for up to 24. The flip-top lid is handy and a wide-mouth opening is great for adding ice or fruit.
Get The Hang(er) Of It
Why would you fight with regular hangers when you can get your hands on nonslip velvet hangers? This pack of 50 (5-0!) features ultra-thin, space-saving hangers with a 360-degree swivel hook. The best part for me is that those shirts that never want to stay on a traditional hanger will be gripped by the soft velvet texture of these. No more shirts on the floor; I call that a major win.
Tip The Scale
This is one of those necessary evils, but if you’re going to buy a bodyweight scale, be sure you buy one that’s packed with features. This scale shows BMI, body fat percentage, fat-free body weight, muscle mass, bone mass, and more in the accompanying smartphone app. The app is also compatible with popular health trackers like Apple Health and Fitbit.
Get This For Christmas Clean-up
I know, I know, you’re not ready to think about Christmas and you’re certainly not ready to think about cleaning up after Christmas. But, now is the best time to snag this Christmas tree storage bag. Available in three colors and two sizes, this bag will accommodate up to a 9-ft. tree and has three stitch-enforced handles for easy moving.
Ice or heat — why choose? This hot and cold gel compress will soothe aches and pains at any temperature. What I like most about this compress is the adjustable strap, which allows you to get pain relief without having to sit still. Wrap it around your neck, your back, or your knee and you can still move around and get things done. The reusability of this, as well as the hot/cold option, makes this a great investment for not much money.
We Need To Dish
Everyone knows the Swedish do everything better: massage, fish, meatballs. You get what I’m saying? These Swedish dishcloths are the next in a long line of great Swedish inventions. Reviewers like them because they’re highly absorbent, reusable, and biodegradable. I like them because they come in a 10-pack that’s soft when wet and gritty for scouring when dry. Buy the assorted pack for a range of colors.
Steal This Storage Solution
If I’m being honest, my pantry game is not up to snuff. I try to stay organized, but it’s tricky. These air-tight food storage containers would help me get my act together. These are perfect for holding everything from snacks for the kids to common cooking and baking goods like flour, sugar, oats, and pasta. This set includes two gallon-sized containers and four 76-ounce containers.
Stick It In This Lockbox
This little locking supply box is giving me all the Caboodles vibes, just in a smaller package. (If you don’t know what Caboodles are, go Google it – I’ll wait.) This catch-all box is durable and perfectly sized to go in a backpack or drawer. Stash school supplies, medications, personal effects, and more in this box, which also has a mesh pocket and elastic pencil band inside.
Watercolor Your World
If you’re a student of pens, pencils, and markers, you know there’s a vast difference between what they can do. These watercolor brush pens are in a league of their own, delivering water-based ink in a flexible brush tip. This set has 24 different colors for creating all types of masterpieces and a water blender pen to create that signature watercolor look.