37 Amazon Items That Changed Our Lives This Year

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37 Amazon Items That Changed Our Lives This Year

I think it’s fair to say that 2021 was only marginally better than 2020, but this does not mean that we didn’t try some of the most exciting products in the world this year. Whether that was because we had a disproportionate amount of time scrolling on Amazon or not, it doesn’t matter, because I know that at least my own life has been changed by some of these fantastic creations.

From this incredible cereal cup which makes on-the-go snacking easy to this microfiber hair wrap that is the best I’ve ever tried, I am continuously surprised by the ingenuity of products from Amazon. Continue reading to take a peek at our top products from this year!

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program and we may have additional affiliate relationships with some of the products featured here – as such, our company may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon as we publish it!

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Bamboo Sheets With My Sweets

  via Amazon  

There’s nothing like slipping into a cozy bed with your loved ones after a long day. But you know what could ruin the mood in an instant? Rough, itchy, poor-quality sheets. That’s why it’s important to get the perfect hotel sheets you can rely on. Not only do these bamboo sheets provide maximum comfort with their super soft feel, but they also provide ease-of-mind knowing they are free of harmful substances and materials. Give your family the quality that lasts!

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The Best Pair of Slipper Socks

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I have never known socks to be as fluffy as these ones. Plus, they come with added slip protection on their soles, so they might as well be shoes really. Reviewers say: “Can’t say enough good things about these. I wore my last ones out, literally! Comfy and warm recommend highly!”

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Work Hard, Massage Harder

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I always crave a deep tissue massage after a good workout, but there’s no way I could afford to go to a masseuse every day. So, I was pleasantly surprised to have the same sense of relief using this Handheld Deep Tissue Percussion Massager in the comfort of my own home! It’s especially designed for athletes to use before and after workouts. It even has 6 different attachments and 3 settings so you can tailor your massage to your needs. This is definitely something you’re going to want to add to your gym bag!

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These Tea Towels Are the Best We Have Tried

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Throw out your old tea towels and make the investment into this pack of 6. These will be the most absorbent and durable tea towels that you have ever come across, I promise. They are available in a range of colors too!

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The Coolest Makeup Brush Cleaner

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Hear me out on this one – although this spinning makeup brush cleaner may look like a gimmick, over 4,000 other reviewers (and me) think it is a 5-star product. Simply attach your brush to the gadget, spin it over the bowl with the cleaning fluid in, rinse, and there you go, clean brushes!

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Hemp Seed Oil Has So Many Uses

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One of our big discoveries of this year was hemp seed oil – I use it for everything from massages to diluting essential oils. Reviewers say: “I love this stuff! With just one use as a hair mask, my frizz calmed down. Incredibly moisturizing! Very soothing on dry, sensitive, and irritated skin. Got my mom hooked on it too!”

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This Cereal Cup Is Genius

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Cereal is everyone’s favorite quick and easy meal, but this cup makes it even simpler! With one section for milk and another for your cereal of choice, you simply tip the cup back like you would a normal drink et voila – cereal on the go!

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These Wine Glasses Are Unbreakable

  via Amazon  

I am already dreaming of long summer days on the beach with these stainless steel wine glasses. Although they are available in a range of colors, my personal favorite has to be this pink and blue ombré effect.

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A Magnetic Knife Block to Make Cooking Easier

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In my house, we are in dire need of one of these double-sided magnetic knife blocks – currently, our knives live in a jumbled-up mess in the drawer, but this is an investment I need to make. With almost 3,000 reviewers rating this product 5-stars, it is definitely worth it.

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This Craft Storage Box Makes For a Perfect Spring Clean

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I love crafting, but I hate the mess that comes with it. This crafting box is a fabulous solution to this mess – with multiple different compartments to split up all your bits and bobs, this box will help you to hide away your hobby when not in use.

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Grab a Great Deal with This Pet Brush

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This pet brush is a bargain, as well as being brilliant! One customer writes: “Oh my gosh! This brush is unbelievable! My dog has medium/short fur and I brush her almost every night. As soon as this was delivered today I started brushing her and within about 15 minutes I had about a month’s worth of dander and it was still coming off.”

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Invest in This Eco-Friendly Makeup Remover Set

  via Amazon  

With every passing year, we are all becoming more conscious of how much waste we produce. This reusable makeup remover kit is a fantastic way to do your bit. Featuring an exfoliating sponge, a face towel, 7 mini face rounds, and a mesh bag to keep it all together, this is a really wonderful set that gives you all you need.

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This Weighted Blanket Is Portable

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In 2021, weighted blankets seemed to be everywhere. These things that I had never heard of were really getting their moment in the sun, but I was shocked by how expensive they could be. This travel-sized one is a perfect way to try them out without the hefty price tag.

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These Floating Shelves Are Gorgeous

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One reviewer writes about these floating shelves: “I love them! They are of great quality! Perfect size and really easy to install. I love how they come pre-marked with the holes so all you have to do is line the nails up and boom. The color is beautiful Really exceeded my expectations for the price. I would highly recommend these to anyone!”

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Make Your House the Party Place with These Champagne Glasses

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These champagne shooter glasses are such a simple way to turn up the heat on a party whilst still keeping it classy. Made out of real glass, this 2 pack also comes with a stand so that there’s always somewhere to put it down when you want to boogie.

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This Planner Is Great for Getting Organized

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Every year, I buy a planner, and then I always forget to keep on top of it. This one does not have dates in it, so it doesn’t matter if it passes you by for months at a time, because it will always roll over into next year if you want it to!

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Protect Your Babies with This Stroller Cover

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This stroller cover is designed to protect your kids from the elements, but it also doubles up as pandemic protection, which is super useful as many young kids can’t wear masks. One reviewer writes: “Bought this for a trip to NYC when it was rainy and windy. This cover worked perfect! My son didn’t mind it and it kept him warm and dry. Highly recommend.”

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The Best Microfiber Hair Wrap

  via Amazon  

This year, I discovered the power of the microfiber hair towel – by some magic, they make your hair dry so much quicker than a regular towel. Reviewers love the “nice tight fit” that it gives, and how “within fifteen minutes” their hair was surprisingly dry. Plus, it comes in a super cute range of colors!

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Stock Up on Some Vinyl Gloves

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These vinyl gloves are such handy things to have around – from protecting yourself when shopping to aiding you when cooking, they have so many uses. My particular favorite is to use them whilst fake tanning so that I don’t get it all over the palms of my hands!

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This Keyboard Tray Is a Working from Home Lifesaver

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I don’t know about you, but my working from home setup has really come into its own in this past year. This keyboard tray has been a key element – rather than keeping my whole work stuff out on my main desk, this handy tray allows me to hide it away once I’m done for the day. Genius stuff!

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Pick Up These Glass Bottles

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These flip-top glass bottles are so multi-functional – whether you want to use them for brewing your own kombucha to filling with washing liquid. Reviewers say: “Love the size, clear bottle with a sturdy top that seals well. I used them for infused olive oil and tinctures.”

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Treat Your Feet with These Arch Supports

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If you suffer from plantar fasciitis, Sever’s disease, or over-pronation, these foot braces are here for you to provide extra support to the arches of your feet to reduce heel pain. They are particularly handy for any sports where you need to be barefoot, such as gymnastics or martial arts.

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Keep This Pet Stain Remover Handy

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With over 8,000 5-star reviews from customers, this pet stain remover is a product that actually works! Anyone with pets will know that once they’ve had a pee somewhere in your home, the smell sticks around. This spray works not by simply masking the smell but completely eliminating it instead.

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These Menstrual Cups Are the Future of Periods

  via Amazon  

These menstrual cups are not only much better for the planet than regular period products, but they are also a bargain. One customer writes: “Ladies, do yourself a favor and convert to the cup! I really liked this one. This has seriously made having my period less miserable.”

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Stay Safe with This Anti-Slip Tape

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For me, the winter months are always marked by how slippy wooden decking gets. Last year I discovered this anti-slip tape with a glow-in-dark stripe, and it has been paramount in making the outdoors so much safer when the frost comes.

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This Garden Furniture Cover Is Another Winter Hack

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If you are fed up with having to give your outdoor furniture some rejuvenating after every winter, then you need to get yourself one of these sofa covers. One customer writes: “These covers are work great for our sofas, and the straps and clips have done a good job of keeping covers on during a windstorm. We use our sofas a lot more now that they’re always clean.”

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The Smell of This Candle Is A Dream

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This candle does all the good things – smells great, is vegan, and donates money to charity with every purchase! The blend of rose and amber will fill your space with a lovely therapeutic aroma that will maximize your self-care time.

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Improve Your Workouts with These Yoga Blocks

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These foam blocks may look a little strange, but they will actually transform your yoga routine. They even come with a free PDF on how to make the most out of them, and for under $12, they are an absolute bargain!

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You Will Need This Yoga Mat to Match

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There is no point in buying some yoga blocks if you don’t have a yoga mat! This one from Amazon is an ideal choice, as it is extra thick so that you can make sure your workouts are as comfortable as possible.

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This Maple Syrup Is All the Good Things

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As the world becomes increasingly vegan, this organic maple syrup is a staple to keep in your kitchen cupboards. Plus, the jug this comes in is super cute!

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Boost Your Immunity With This Turmeric Shot

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This Turmeric Shot will help will all kinds of immunity issues! From inflammation to achy joints and sore muscles – this product has been on everyone’s wishlist. Especially if you are looking for a quick immunity boost, this is a quick and tasty way to do that!

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Transform Your At-Home Cocktail Game with This Glass

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Making cocktails at home is something that has really expanded this year, so why not improve your own kit with this crystal mixing glass. This will make the perfect addition to your bar cart and will come in particularly useful for stirred drinks such as negronis.

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These Hand Sanitizers Are Super Cute

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Hand sanitizers have been an absolute essential of the past couple of years, but I have not come across one as cute as these Disney princess ones yet! They are also refillable, so you can use them over and over again.

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Dream of Summer with This Pool Lounger

  via Amazon  

I don’t know about you, but now the holidays are overall I can think about is summer. This pineapple lounger is over 6 feet long, so is great for entertaining everyone from the kids to your dad, and I can promise you it will change your summer lives for the better!

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I Love This Simple Yet Stylish Basket

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Seagrass baskets have been all the rage this past year, but I particularly love this one with its additional tones of lavender. Use it to store sweets, toys, blankets, or whatever else you can think of to tidy up your home.

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These Oven Mitts Have Over 12,000 5-Star Reviews

  via Amazon  

One reviewer writes: “These mitts are thick, comfortable, and easy to manage pans with. I cook with a lot of cast iron, and at temps up to 500 degrees, I was having trouble burning my hands through my old mitts and potholders. No problem with these mitts! The grippy texture is great, I feel secure handling heavy pans. Highly recommend!”

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This Blanket Is Perfect for Picnics

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This blanket is absolutely huge, so it is perfect for storing in the trunk of your car for whenever the need hits you to pull over and have a picnic or just to sit and be with nature for a while.

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This Lunchbox Set Makes Meal Prep Easy

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This lunch kit has honestly changed my life when it comes to what I have for lunch when on the go. The glass containers also just elevate the feel of whatever you are eating – I could be eating instant noodles out of them, but the glass somehow still makes it feel gourmet!

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This Seagrass Bowl Is So Boho

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This seagrass bowl makes a gorgeous rustic addition to any home, whether that be in use as a fruit bowl or just simply as decoration! One customer writes: “Exactly as shown and the color is accurately represented. Really well made and packaged carefully. This will be used as wall decor and works beautifully with the other basket bowls I ordered.”

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These Bed Sheets Are Designed for Deep Mattresses

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If you are one of those unlucky people who have an extra thick mattress that sheets never fit onto, pause and take a breath for I am about to change your life by introducing you to these extra deep bed sheets. This 4 piece set comes in an array of different colors, and customers love the “cool, silky feel” of the sheets.

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Moisturize Tired Skin With These Hydrating Sheet Masks

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Kick back, relax, and take some time out for self-care with these Hydrating Sheet Masks. They’ll inject your skin with plenty of hydration, including nutrients that come from vitamin B3 and tea tree extract. You’ll be able to undo the damage from a lack of sleep and pep yourself up in just a few short minutes with these helpful skincare salves.

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Pep Up Tired Eyes With This De-Puffing Eye Mask

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It can be tough to wake up and get going in the morning. But you don’t have to look like you’re too tired to function. Use this Eye Mask to get rid of pesky dark circles with the help of caffeine, vitamin C, and peptides to make it look like you had a great night’s sleep.

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Detox Your Skin With This Deep Pore Cleansing Mud Mask

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Sometimes, your skin needs some time to purge itself of all of the impurities it accumulates over time. This rejuvenating mud mask is the perfect way to clear up skin by cleaning out pores and controlling oil, with ingredients like kaolin clay and vitamins B3, C, and E to pack your skin with some yummy goodness.

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