I’m starting to realize that Amazon.com is my go-to place for everything. I used to only buy the essentials, but in the past couple of months I’ve leaned into using Amazon for gifts, clothing, and even food delivery. It’s truly amazing.
And since I’ve been shopping on Amazon for a while now, and also write articles for a living…I thought I might share a few of my favorite items with you. This list contains the 37 most popular products I’ve ever bought and featured, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. From nifty gadgets that make your life easier to beauty product with over 10,000 positive reviews, these are the holy grail products that you need to know about.
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
Treat Yourself to After-Sun Care
Life at the beach requires a couple of really important things: Patience with tourists and a really good after-sun moisturizer. I love this body butter (I love anything that’s called body butter, to be honest) from the sun gods themselves at Hawaiian Tropic. It has a delicious coconut fragrance and a slew of ultra-rich moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
Labels are bad, m’kay? But, we’re not talking about those types of labels. We’re talking about honest-to-goodness labels and I’m not lying when I say this label maker is all that and a bag of chips. It syncs easily with your existing smartphone, so no clunky keyboard to try to type on. The labels print quickly and last forever; I’ve had my label maker for months and I’m still on the first roll.
These Loops That Keep Extension Cables Looking Tidy
If your extension cables are sitting in a jumbled pile somewhere in the garage, consider tidying things up with these loops. The high-density weave can support up to 50 pounds — and reviewers loved how well they work. “Solved my problem of how to store coiled rope, garden hoses, and extension cords,” wrote one. “They are also being used to secure items like lawn chairs, multiple boat cushions, canoe wheels, compound bow case, etc., to the hooks on the wall in the garage.”
This Ultrasonic Pest Repeller Keeps Away Bugs and Rodents
Humane and effective, this Ultrasonic Pest Repeller plugs into any outlet and emits a high-pitched tone that repels a huge range of pests including insects, spiders, rats, mice, flies, mosquitos, and more. It has three levels of intensity; humans can’t hear the first two settings but can hear the strongest.
This Infantino Baby Carrier is So Versatile
There are a million baby carriers on the market, but I love this Infantino Flip because it’s so versatile. It’s a four-in-one design that has a convertible facing-in, facing-out design for babies through older toddlers up to 32 pounds to let you comfortably carry them for a long time! It also has over 30,000 rave reviews for being so easy to use and a great value.
Beat Hard Water At Its Own Game
I don’t get the idea of “hard water” or “soft water” either, for that matter. Isn’t water just water? Sigh. The things you have to deal with as an adult. This little packet instantly removes hard water build-up, discoloration, and brassiness from the hair while simultaneously restoring shine, softness, and manageability. In case you were wondering, hard water causes mineral deposits to build up in your hair, which leaves it dull and lifeless. #TheMoreYouKnow
Dairy, Gluten, And Stress-Free Flour
I get excited and nervous when I see products that are both gluten and dairy-free because 1) I am gluten and lactose intolerant and 2) alternatives for these health conditions are usually pricey. That’s why when I saw this all purpose gluten-free flour blend for under $10 my eyes lit up! It’s also Non-GMO and nut/soy/egg-free. Thank you, ProDough Shop, for thinking of people who have sensitive tummies and excellent taste.
The Spray Bottle That Delivers A Super-Fine Mist
Sometimes your hair just needs a gentle mist to finish it off — and this spray bottle delivers just that. It won’t produce any huge droplets that’ll ruin your ‘do, and it’ll even work if you try using it upside-down. Or, if you don’t have any hair, you can also use it to lightly mist plants.
This Basket That’ll Save Your Butt When Grilling
There’s a certain art to flipping meat on the grill, and if you’re less-than-great at it? You can ruin dinner in a matter of seconds — so grab this basket. Not only does it make it easier to flip your protein, but it’s also made from heavy-duty stainless steel that won’t melt when exposed to high temperatures.
Your Photo Quality Will Increase 1000% With This Selfie Stick
I avoided selfie sticks for a long time, believing they were clunky and embarrassing. However, after yet another family outing where there were no decent photos of myself, I broke down and ordered this Selfie Stick. Now I love it and am here to sing its praises! It telescopes down for easy portability and has improved my photography so much. Finally, I have cute family photos that include myself!
This Portable Sound Machine Means Good Sleeping Anywhere
When my kids were little, one of my biggest fears was being somewhere without our white noise sound machine when it was naptime or bedtime. The good news is someone invented this portable sound machine, that’s small enough to clip onto strollers for on-the-go snoozes and easy to pack for travel should you be intrepid enough to attempt with an infant. Just because it’s portable doesn’t mean it’s not powerful, you’ll get the same white noise, deep white noise, and gentle surf sounds as the full-size models.
This Kit That Comes With Everything You Need To Start Grilling…
…except for the grill itself. You gotta supply your own, but once you’ve got that squared away this kit is a total must-have. Each order comes with five griddle tools, all made from rust-resistant stainless steel — and you even get two squirt bottles you can use to spritz oil on your grill. I think it’s time for an upgrade from that plastic spatula you’ve been using, don’t you?
Storage Solutions for Small Spaces
Short on space, but tired of sitting down on the toilet only to realize the toilet paper is out? (Man, I hate with that happens.) You can stuff this narrow storage cabinet just about anywhere and hide several rolls of TP behind the door while using the built-in dispenser for your current roll. I like the little shelf on top, which looks like the perfect place to prop up your smartphone to watch TikTok videos in the john.
Find More Space In Your Closet With These Multi-Layer Hangers
I never really know what to do with pants. Do they go in a dresser drawer? Do I have to find hangers for every pair of pants I own? It’s an impossible conundrum. Until now. These multi-layered hangers let you hang multiple pairs of pants vertically so that you can see each one. They’re easy to get to, they take up less space, and you don’t end up with wrinkles. Magic.
This Makeup Bag Can Hold So Much Stuff
If you’re reading this list, there’s a good chance you already have a lot of beauty products at home. And with summer ramping up, it’s time to jet off to new places and soak up the warm weather. But how are you expected to leave all of your beloved products at home? With this makeup bag, you don’t have to. It has adjustable compartments and plenty of room to store your eyeshadow palettes, lipstick, bronzers, foundation, you name it.
This Car Mirror Helps You See What Baby’s Up To
A car mirror is essential to see what baby’s up to when they’re in a rear-facing car seat. Simply attach it to the headrest and you can see what’s up with a simple glance in your rearview mirror. It’s great when you’re stuck in traffic and baby’s freaking out – you can easily locate the pacifier to get some quiet time!
These Bins are Perfect for Organizing Your Fridge
For some reason I am completely incapable of keeping my fridge organized — that’s why I bought these bins. They’re large enough to hold basically anything, including clunky jars, vegetables, or even eggs. And since each one features built-in handles, it’s easy to pull them in and out. No more combing through your fridge trying to find your perfect snack: it’s all right there.
These Suction Cup Plates Make Feeding a Bit Neater
Babies are known to be major mess-makers during feeding time, but you can keep things a little neater when you use these cute suction plates. It sticks to highchair trays or tables with suction cups so the baby can’t just pick up the plate and toss it on the floor. Plus, it has sections so you can separate food like purees from solids.
These Dr. Brown’s Bottle Brushes Do the Job So Well
When my kids were babies and we occasionally used bottles, these Dr. Brown’s Bottle Brushes were the absolute best way to keep them clean. The dual sponge and bristle design helps get every last bit of milk or formula off to leave bottles sparkling clean. Plus, there’s a handy suction cup stand so it’ll always be in reach of the sink!
These Pads That Catch Eyeshadow Fallout
Nothing kills my vibe like painting a sleek eyeshadow look, only to have fallout dust across my cheeks — that’s why I use these pads. Any eyeshadow fallout lands directly on top of them, keeping my cheeks clean. Or, you can use them as stencils for winged eyeliner if you’re still honing your skills.
A Kit With Everything You Need To Do Your Own Gel Nails
You can keep using regular polish on your nails — or, you could have nails that last for up to two weeks by using this gel manicure kit. It comes with everything you need to trim, buff, shape, and set your nails, including six gorgeous polish shades to get you started.
This Straw Trainer Cup Works at Any Angle
When toddlers are learning to use a straw, they can get pretty frustrated quickly since they usually tip the cup up to drink. That won’t be a problem with this straw training cup, since the straw is weighted it works at any angle. And the cups are no-spill, which is a huge bonus.
It’s Time To Make A Statement
How cute?! I used to think alarm clocks were old school, ugly, clunky things and I never wanted one. But this clock, now this clock, will definitely be the statement piece of your nightstand. The best part? You can set your snooze button to a 60 minute snooze time. Don’t blame me if you’re late to work though.
This Seltzer Can Cooler is the Perfect Fit
Hard seltzer is an awesome invention, but it’s much less appetizing warm. My friend is a seltzer aficionado to say the least (she has a Google spreadsheet going to rank brands), so I got her one of these slim can coolers and she loved it! The double-walled insulation keeps drinks cold for up to 12 hours with no condensation, so you’ll get a frosty sip no matter how long it takes you to finish your drink.
This Tower Fan That’s Small Enough For Your Desk
My home office runs hot, and I mean hot. That’s why I’ve always got three fans running — though this little desktop one definitely does the best job. It’s the perfect size for cramped desks, and the wind speed is adjustable up to two levels. Plus, it can even oscillate.
Spice Girls, Unite
This spice rack organizer is one of the best Amazon purchases I’ve ever made. Yes, it takes up some cabinet space, but spices were taking up my cabinet space anyway — at least now in an organized fashion. With room for 30 spice jars, you’ll always know your coriander from your cumin. Don’t trust my review? Trust this one: “I previously had a lazy Susan-type spice holder and although I knew it took up room, never replaced it. This three-tier rack is perfect!”
This Outdoor Blanket is a Must-Have
I have a love-hate relationship with the beach. It’s beautiful and all but when I get home I always find sand everywhere. I swear, it takes a few weeks to get all the sand out of my shoes, towels, and bags. argh! It makes me not want to go but how can I resist? This sand-proof blanket has been the solution to all my beach woes. Keeping the sand where it’s supposed to be, at the beach.
Speaking Of Makeup Brushes, These Ones Work Great With Eyeshadow
While the previous set of brushes had a few smaller ones for your eyes, this set is specifically made for eyeshadow, eyeliner, and everything else eye makeup-related. Plus, each order comes with an angled brush that works great with gel or liquid liner.
Live Life On The Edges
Have you ever used a toothbrush on your edges? I know your secrets! This gentle edges brush gets high marks from users on Amazon to the tune of 56,000-plus comments. One reviewer said: “This Gentle Edges Brush has a lot more bristles and they are so much softer than a toothbrush. This makes for much smoother baby hairs. And the comb on the end makes sure they are fully detangled.” A true win-win for less than two bucks.
A Tool For Flipping Up Your Grill Grate
I don’t even have to tell you that touching your grill grate is seriously gross — so just use this tool instead. The raised groove on the bottom hooks onto your grate so that it’s easy to pull up, while the non-slip handle helps you keep a firm grip. Plus, it doesn’t transfer heat — so don’t even think about burns.
This Adhesive Strapless Push Up Bra for Backless Dresses
Plunging necklines and backless dresses can be tricky to wear when it comes to what underwear to match it with. But this adhesive strapless push-up bra is the ultimate savior for such an ensemble. It sticks to your front, while still being comfortable and supportive, and leaves your back bare so that you can wear beautiful backless tops and dresses effortlessly.
The Water Bottle That Keeps Liquids Ice-Cold
It doesn’t matter if you fill this bottle with ice water or cold soup — the insulated walls will keep whatever liquid’s inside ice-cold for up to 24 hours. Each order comes with two leakproof lids: one with a sipping spout, as well as one with a screw-top. And since it’s made from stainless steel, go ahead and drop it — it won’t break. But like, don’t throw it anywhere, you know what I mean?
Clean Your Screen
O.K., O.K., this isn’t a sexy choice, but it’s such a necessity. This electronics screen cleaner works on computers, laptops, tablets and any other electronic devices you have, removing dust, dirt and fingerprints with ease. The solution is alcohol-ammonia and streak-free and the whole thing comes with a micro fiber cloth to clean everything without scratching. As one reviewer said, “You don’t need to use much and it doesn’t streak or contain anything that might be harmful to the screen.”
This Alarm Clock Has a 2-Inch Display and USB Port
I was using my phone as an alarm clock, but I missed the convenience of being able to see the time at a glance without squinting or fumbling for reading glasses. This Alarm Clock is a nice-looking, no-frills clock that does its job perfectly. The display has 2-inch tall numbers so I can see it easily, and it includes a USB port for handy charging.
These Overnight Diaper Booster Pads Help Everyone Sleep Better
Even the most robust nighttime diaper can’t stand up to most kids for overnights. Until now – these overnight diaper booster pads keep babies and toddlers drier, longer, so they won’t wake you up in the middle of the night when they inevitably soak through. Over 7,000 very happy and well-rested parents say these are a total game-changer.
This Instant Mold And Mildew Stain Remover Works Hard And Fast
Sometimes you just need the strong stuff. That’s where this mold and mildew stain remover comes in. It instantly removes stains left behind from black mold and mildew that’s deep under the surface. It also frees you of that old, musty scent that comes with it.
It’s Smart Sweets for the Sugar Rush
I’ve gobbled up these Smart Sweets, I’ve sent them as gifts and I’ve gobbled them up myself. Wait, I said that already. It bears repeating because these are simply delicious. This Amazon listing is for a variety pack of six, from sweet fish to peach rings, so you can find your favorite. I appreciate that these goodies are made without artificial sweeteners, sugar alcohols and even GMOs.
Leaks? IDK Her
If you’re a menstruator, especially one that loves camping, hiking, or any activity that involves a lack of bathroom access, let me show you a life-changing tool. These cups can last for 12 hours without any leaks and are reusable. Say goodbye to period waste and leak worries with this handy little cup!