When it comes to online shopping, ratings and reviews matter more than almost anything else. Even when I’m shopping in person, I like to whip out my phone to check products ratings online. And as we all know, Amazon is an amazing resource for learning everything there is to know about a product, including how much other customers like it.
After all, it can be tough to know which knife sharpening gadget to get, the best product for cleaning leather, or how much to invest in a new smart home camera (Hint: This one is an amazing deal). That’s why I always look for products earning 5-star ratings. Here’s a bunch of my favorites!
This AeroPress Makes a Perfect Cup of Coffee in One Minute
I’ve been known to write love letters to coffee, so I’m always the first to try a new brewing method at home. This AeroPress is my latest find, and I’m hooked. It makes the smoothest cup of coffee I’ve ever tasted!
This Brush Is Designed Specifically for Curly and Wavy Hair
My daughter’s long, wavy hair kept frizzing and breaking off, despite plenty of conditioning. I finally found the culprit: her hairbrush. Luckily, I discovered this Brush for Curly Hair that’s gentler on her waves and leaves her tresses tangle-free.
These Corner Protectors Are Nearly Invisible on Furniture
These Corner Protectors are the best way to cushion sharp corners on tables. They’re transparent to be easy on the eyes and soft to be easy on the knees! The high-power adhesive makes them tough for kids to remove, yet they won’t leave any residue behind.
This Whale Plushie Lets You Show Your Mood Without Saying a Word
Developed on Amazon LaunchPad, this Whale Plushie is a runaway hit on TikTok and selling by the tens of thousands. Not only is it adorable, but it also reverses from a sweet face to an angry face to match how you’re feeling.
This Eye Cream That Can Help Reduce Puffiness
The worst part of my morning is waking up with puffy eyes — but conversely, the best part is getting rid of them with this soothing eye cream. Not only does it help get rid of puffiness, but the tri-peptide blend also works to help firm up wrinkled skin. Dab it gently underneath your eyes, and its matte finish means you won’t have to walk around looking glossy.
This Ear Wax Removal Endoscope Syncs With Your Phone
This is the newest gadget for pimple poppers and gross-out addicts. The Ear Wax Removal Endoscope features a light, scooper, and camera so you can guide it and remove ear wax while watching the live footage on your phone.
This Leather Honey Cleans and Conditions Shoes, Bags, Furniture
Buy a bottle of this Leather Honey, and you’ll soon be searching for anything and everything leather to use it on. This stuff is a miracle at cleaning and restoring shoes, bags, and furniture. Customers also appreciate that it has zero scent.
This Smart Home Camera Has 2-Way Audio
Affordable and loaded with handy features, this Smart Home Camera is a fantastic buy that comes highly recommended. It’s earned over 60,000 ratings on Amazon, with customers calling it “impressive” and “so much functionality for the price.”
This Ab Roller Is Helping Me Get Stronger
When the gyms closed due to the pandemic, I had to get creative with my at-home workouts. I found a few things I liked: yoga videos, walking in the neighborhood, and this Ab Roller. It’s low-priced and effective.
This Bio-Oil Improves the Appearance of Scars and Stretch Marks
One of the moms in my daughter’s playgroup hooked me up with this Bio-Oil, which is formulated to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars. It smells heavenly and makes my skin look moisturized and fresh.
These Car Window Shades Cling to Glass With No Suction Cups
Protect your eyes, skin, and car interior with these Car Window Shades. Sold in a pack of four, these shades don’t use suction cups or adhesives; instead, the thin mesh layer uses static cling to attach to glass.
This Compact Power Strip Is Handy for Travel
With three outlets and three USB ports, this Compact Power Strip is a must-have for travel. It’s made by Anker, a well-respected brand known for high-value, low-cost peripherals.
This Computer Headset Has a Noise-Canceling Microphone
If you’re on a lot of Zoom calls or your kid is still in distance learning, this Computer Headset is super helpful. The lightweight, padded headphones provide clear, crisp sound, but the main asset is the microphone with noise-canceling technology, so people hear only your voice, not other sounds from your environment.
This DripDrop Electrolyte Powder for Hydration On the Go
Last year, I got a package of DripDrop electrolyte powder but wasn’t sure if I’d use it. Boy was I wrong. My husband packed it on long runs, my daughter drank some while ill, and I tried it out of sheer curiosity. It tastes great, especially the watermelon flavor!
Add This Extra Drawer to Your Fridge
If you’ve ever wished your refrigerator had more drawers, this product is for you! This Extra Drawer measures 10.63 inches long x 6.5 inches wide x 3.1 inches high and clips securely to most standard fridge shelves. Big enough to hold 20 eggs.
This Escape Room in a Box Is the Best Game I’ve Played All Year
My husband and I play lots of board games, so believe me when I say that this Escape Room in a Box was incredibly fun. It’s lightly themed around The Walking Dead, but it’s not gory, and you don’t have to know anything about the show to enjoy the game.
This Hair Dryer Holder Solves a Bathroom Storage Problem
Is it just me, or do hairdryers seem to take up more than their fair share of storage space? Hang it out of the way on this Hair Dryer Holder, which attaches with Command adhesive–no drilling, no holes, no sticky residue!
This Kitchen Torch So You Can Be Fancy
Make the creme brulee of your dreams with your very own Kitchen Torch! It’s affordable, fun to use, and earns high marks from Amazon reviewers. One satisfied customer says, “I got this for torching some desserts, and it has worked perfectly.”
Purify Water Anywhere With This LifeStraw Water Bottle
I don’t know about you, but I really want to drink from a waterfall after looking at this photo! We can do it safely with this LifeStraw Water Bottle, which has an integrated filter that eliminates bacteria, parasites, chemicals, and microplastics.
These Measuring Cups Have Magnetic Snaps
This is a solid, highly-rated set of Measuring Cups with one stand-out feature: Magnetic snaps in the handles, so they stack neatly and compactly for storage. They’re made by my favorite kitchenware brand, OXO, which has never let me down!
These Mini Speakers Are a Must for Watching Movies on Your Laptop
If you’re watching TV on your laptop or tablet, do your ears a favor and try these Mini Speakers. They feature dialogue enhancement and expanded bass production for a superior listening experience.
This Is the Safest Way to Sharpen Knives at Home
I looked up the cost of professional knife sharpening in my town and got sticker shock. Then I searched Amazon and found this highly-rated Knife Sharpener Set. It’s budget-friendly and gets top reviews!
This Mini Waffle Maker Will Make You Happy
I bought this Mini Waffle Maker last year, and I still use it all the time! It takes up almost no storage space, heats up fast, and cooks one happy little waffle at a time. Check out the user reviews for delicious recipes and variations!
This Misto Oil Sprayer for Lighter, Healthier Cooking
Fill this Misto Oil Sprayer with olive oil and lightly mist pans or directly onto food. You’ll save calories and get a thin, even coating of oil. The user reviews are filled with useful tips, including that it’s important not to overfill the Misto.
These Outdoor String Lights With Trendy Edison Bulbs
Last summer, I bought three sets of these Outdoor String Lights to criss-cross above my patio. It looks gorgeous and high-end, and nearly one year later, I haven’t had to change a single bulb yet!
For Stubborn Stains, Try the Pink Stuff
I’ve been buying cleaning products on Amazon for a while, and this bright pink jar kept showing up as a recommended product. I was so curious I finally ordered my first jar of Pink Stuff. And WOW, it’s amazing on my stovetop and sink! Customers also recommend it for walls, stainless steel, porcelain, and more!
These Reusable Food Bags to Help You Ditch Single-Use Plastic
Thanks in part to these handy Reusable Food Bags, I’ve been cutting way back on Ziplocks and other single-use plastics. They’re a great value, easy to clean, and earn high marks from thousands of Amazon customers!
You’ll Be Glad to Have This Nifty Little Ring Sizer
Ordering jewelry online just got easier, thanks to this affordable little Ring Sizer. It’s earning solid ratings on Amazon, with one customer writing, “Very easy to use! Able to order a ring online much cheaper than at jewelry store and not need to worry with any re-sizing cost/time.”
This Scrunchie Holder Keeps Her Favorites Neat and Visible
I have three daughters and three billion scrunchies. Right now, they’re scattered all over the bathroom counter and floor, but soon they’ll be organized on this Scrunchie Holder I just ordered. At least, I sure hope it works out that way!
This Is the Softest, Prettiest Self-Warming Bed for Your Pet
Every good dog and pretty kitty deserves this fluffy cloud of a bed. It comes in a bunch of sizes and colors and is designed for the pet to sink in and stay toasty warm. Check out the customer photos for maximum cuteness!
These Shoe Bags Protect Sneakers in the Washing Machine
My kids’ sneakers get filthy, especially during puddle-stomping weather. I’ve learned that their shoes will survive a few trips through the washing machine, and it’s a heck of a lot easier than trying to spot-clean by hand. These shoe bags help!
This Selfie Stick Tripod So Everyone Can Be in the Picture
After yet another vacation with almost zero photos of myself, I finally ordered this Selfie Stick Tripod. Do my kids make fun of it? Yes. Do I whip it out at every opportunity anyway? Also yes. Do I finally have flattering photos of myself with the family? YES!
These Slide-Out Baskets Make the Most of Cabinet Space
I’ve seen a lot of plastic shelves designed for cabinets, but I’m excited about the possibilities of these Slide-Out Baskets. The design makes it easier to see and access the contents, and customers report that they are easy to assemble.
These Spatulas Are Heat Resistant Up to 600 Degrees Fahrenheit
After throwing out yet another melted spatula, I went searching on Amazon for a better solution. These spatulas, sold in a set of four, are heat-resistant up to 600 degrees Fahrenheit. I love the bright colors, too!
This Smart Scale Measures Body Fat, Bone Mass, and More
The only thing this Smart Scale can’t do is knock the pint of ice cream out of my hand! It tracks weight, body fat, bone mass, muscle mass, visceral fat, metabolic age, and a bunch of other measures of health. It integrates with all the major health apps, too!
The Tile Slim Is a Bluetooth Tracker the Size of a Credit Card
For peace of mind and easy recovery of lost items, the Tile Slim is pretty much the perfect solution. Slip the credit card-sized tracker into your wallet, phone case, backpack, etc. If the item goes missing, use the free app to make the Tile ring and track its location.
This Waterproof Trashcan for the Car Has Over 31,000 Ratings
There are two kinds of people in this world. The ones who throw garbage into the backseat, and the ones who order this Waterproof Trashcan for the Car. This 5-star review sums it up: “There is nothing bad to say about this product. It fits perfectly and does exactly what it is intended to do. I no longer have garbage in my car. I wish I would have found this sooner.”