Browsing the endless pages of Amazon.com can be, in a word, overwhelming. There are so many products that look intriguing, but also look like they could break 30 seconds after you take them out of the box. So how do you filter out the products that are junk to get to the good stuff? Luckily for you, we’ve got you covered.
We’ve written about so many different products over the years, so of course we’d remember the best of the best. This list contains a curated round-up of the most popular products we’ve ever featured, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. Need a multitool that could figuratively – or literally – save your life one day? What about a fool-proof way to get the best night of sleep possible?
This list may not contain one particular “genre” of product, but everything here is the absolute best of its category. No matter what special something you’re looking for from Amazon to make your life just a but easier, you’ll find it here. And if you don’t quite know what you’re looking for, so much the better! This list will seem about as random as it gets, but you’ll get some fabulous ideas by taking a look at it.
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.
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You Pop and You Don’t Stop
There’s never a wrong time for popcorn. Repeat after me: There’s never a wrong time for popcorn. Breakfast? Sure. Lunch? Why not. Dinner? You’re a grown-up, go for it. This collapsible microwave popcorn popper makes popcorn anytime a true reality. You can make 15 cups of the stuff in just a few minutes and then fold it up and store it in a space-saving design. Please tell me you add salt and butter. You do, right?
Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa With These Shower Steamers
Turn your home into a spa with these shower steamers. You place them on the bottom of the shower–without directly touching the water–and let the steam release relaxing aromas. This eucalyptus and mint pack not only helps you relax and reduce stressors but they’re also great for nasal congestion relief.
This Thermos Keeps a Can Cold for 3 Hours
I have a problem: I love my Diet Coke to be ice-cold, but I don’t like watering it down with literal ice. The solution? This Thermos is designed to keep a can of soda cold for three hours! I also appreciate that it’s thin-walled, so it isn’t too bulky in your hand.
This six-piece titanium-plated knife set looks sophisticated and cuts like a charm
Talk about making grown life easier! You’ll be able to slice and dice all the ingredients for your home-cooked meals with this six-piece knife set. And the knives will look great in your kitchen, too. They’ve got sleek ergonomic handles and stainless steel blades with a black matte titanium coating that doesn’t chip or scratch off. They’re rust resistant and dishwasher safe. And each knife comes with its own protective sheath.
This 3D-Sleep Mask with Bluetooth with Headphones has Super-Soft Material
This 3D Eye mask with Bluetooth sleep headphones will 100% improve your sleep. The mask is made of a breathable material and the high tech design means that there is no pressure on your eyes unlike normal sleep masks. Designed for both men and women and the speakers are easy to take out or install. The manufacturer loves this mask so much they offer a 90 day money back guarantee.
These Anti-Perspirant Balls are Pocket Sized and Provide Freshness On-the-Go
When one dose of antiperspirant in the morning just won’t cut it, these Deodorant Freshies are the solution! Tuck one in your purse or pocket to reapply all day long for comfort and a burst of subtle, clean fragrance. I love having this secret weapon against stank always with me, just in case.
This Hair Waver Gives You the Perfect Beachy Waves
The fact that this thing is popular again makes me laugh. I had a hair waver just like this one when I was in 7th grade (although this one is definitely an upgrade from the 90s). It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it has made a comeback. Everything comes back around at some point. This hair waver gives you messy beach waves that are perfectly not perfect. And it’s so, so easy to use that it’s like you barely have to style your hair at all.
Five-In-One Leave-In Spray For Blondes
Where are my blondes at? This set is for you. Hask’s Blue Chamomile 5-in-1 leave-in spray is designed to moisturize and condition, provide thermal protection, control frizz and detangle, add shine, prevent breakage, and repair dry hair. (Phew, that’s a lot!) Blue chamomile has nourishing benefits that help reduce brassiness, lightening, and boosting blonde tones for the better. Definitely necessary for sun-damaged hair.
These Whitening Strips Work Wonders
Skip expensive trips to the dentist for professional teeth whitening and get similar results when you DIY at home with these whitening strips. You’ll get a ten-day supply, which is enough to get you sparkling chompers. They’re slip-free and enamel-safe, and you only have to use them 30 minutes a day to see amazing results.
These Silk18 Shampoo and Conditioner From Farmingdale, New Jersey
Maple Holistics is a New Jersey-based small business that makes skin and hair care products with only plant-based ingredients, recycled materials, and cruelty-free practices. One of their bestsellers is their Silk18 shampoo and conditioner, formulated with silk, amino acids, and other natural ingredients to hydrate and smooth dry, damaged hair. Customers love the light vanilla scent and frizz-free results (modeled here by a happy reviewer)!
This Multitool Does Quite Literally Everything
I’m all about saving space and finding tools that have multiple purposes. Just like this multipurpose multitool! The 18-in-1 tool includes an axe, hammer, clamp, fish cleaner, mini knife, saw, hex wrenches, screwdriver, can opener, and more. Can you believe how useful that is?! I can’t.
This Beauty Blender is Great Quality but Won’t Break the Bank
There’s nothing particularly earth-shattering about this beauty sponge blender unless, of course, you’re tired of paying $20 for its name-brand competitor, which looks and performs identically. I particularly enjoy the black color of this one, which will keep it from looking dirty while serving as a one-stop applicator tool for powder, cream, and liquid makeup. The best part? It’ll only set you back four bucks and some change.
The Hairdryer Every Blogger Swears By
There’s just something about a fresh blow-out that immediately has us feeling ourselves. Amiright? Super easy to use, this brush and dryer combo will leave you with salon-worthy hair that everyone on your next zoom meeting will be shocked you did yourself. Trust us, it’s actually worth all the hype.
These Sink Suds for Hotel Sink Laundry
Handy for travel, dorm rooms, or quick laundry jobs anytime, these Sink Suds packets make hand-washing clothes a heck of a lot easier. Each packet provides just enough detergent for 2-3 garments and works with any temperature of water. If you’re planning a long trip and won’t have access to a washer and dryer, these are great in a pinch.
This Mini Waffle Maker Is A Crowd Pleaser
Unless you’re cooking brunch for a crowd, it’s unlikely you need one of those oversized waffle makers taking up space in your kitchen. That’s why I love this mini waffle maker that makes individual servings. It’s adorable and easy enough for the kids to use! Plus, who doesn’t love waffles?
Don’t Get Mixed Up
Countertop mixers take up a lot of space, but handheld mixers have attachments that always seem to get lost. I’ve never seen a smarter design in a handheld mixer than this one from Hamilton Beach. A snap-on storage case keeps all of your attachments within reach (read: not hanging out in the back of a cabinet where you can’t see them). It’s available in red or white.
A Magic Cream Years In The Making
If you’re looking for the prettiest packaged product on this list, keep scrolling. But, if you’re looking for a world-renowned cream with magical properties, stick with me here for a second. Egyptian Magic just works, whether you’re applying it as a low-cost face cream, soothing a burn, or trying to get rid of chapped lips. The 1 oz. size is perfect for taking on the go, while the 4 oz. size definitely deserves a spot on your bathroom vanity. It’s a must have for sun dried skin.
This Travel Mug Is Adorable
I love my rose gold Swig water bottle so I was super excited to see they have a line of travel mugs as well! The patterns are to die for, I don’t think I can choose a fave. It’s double-walled and vacuum sealed, so it’ll keep your beverage piping hot for up to 12 hours and icy cold up to 24 hours. If I’m drinking home-brewed iced tea, it’s going to be out of this mug so it always stays frosty.
Make Space For Coffee
Many of today’s at-home coffee makers take cups or pods, which — uh, oh — take up a ton of extra space. Don’t store those coffee pods in a kitchen cabinet or pantry; get this storage drawer holder that sits neatly under your coffee machine. The tempered glass design is chic, and the pull-out drawer allows for easy access to coffee capsules, even when you barely have one eye open.
These Fruit Feeders Help with Teething
I loved these fruit feeders when my kids were little. They’re great for teething – just fill them with frozen or fresh fruit and let baby chomp away. It contains the mess and keeps them happy, win-win!
Whatever Floats Your Boat
Pool floats are a “must” in the summer, especially if you’re over the age of 20 and tired of non-stop games of “Marco Polo.” This one is called a luxury pool longer and it’s easy to see why. It has an ergonomic reclining design, cushioned head and footrests, cup holders, and easy carry handles. All that’s missing is your favorite beverage and an unputdownable summer read.
This Oral-B Vitality Floss Action Electric Toothbrush is a Dentist Favorite
The price on this Oral-B FlossAction toothbrush is amazing! At the moment, it’s less than $30 for the electric toothbrush, plus a charger and brush head. That’s well under market price! And this brush is a game-changer. It’s got a two-minute timer to help you brush just the right amount. And it’s compatible with all the standard Oral-B replacement heads.
This Cleansing Balm Is The Bomb
Catherine Zeta-Jones doesn’t do things like most of the rest of us, and that includes washing her face. She utilizes the pro-collagen cleansing balm from Elemis, which promises to cleanse, nourish and renew skin for a glowing complexion. It’s like triple duty in one: Cleansing while also softening and hydrating. I’m thinking I could throw out a few products for the combined effects of this one.
You Aren’t an Adult Till You Have a Nice Set of These
It’s only now that I have these that I consider myself adulting because if there’s one thing I neglected buying for way too long, it’s a nice set of coasters. I had a random collection of unmatched ones I’ve collected (via bar hopping), and it made my dinner parties look less than adult-ish. These are simple, cute, and look good in whatever room I choose to drink in.
These Mesh Covers are Great at Keeping Bugs Off Food and Plants
These mesh food covers are perfect for covering food while eating outside. So, whether you’re having a BBQ with friends or gone for a picnic with family, your food will be protected. They also double as plant protectors, so bugs won’t destroy your flowers or vegetable garden.
Drill Down On Cleaning
I keep seeing this 38-pack of drill brush attachments and I’m not kidding — it seriously makes me want to clean all the things. The cleaning options are endless, from bathtubs to floors to upholstery and more. One reviewer said, “Best thing I’ve ever bought from Amazon,” and, hey, I don’t take those kinds of accolades lightly. Others agree it’s “worth the money” and “worked great.”
This Trip Journal From West Valley City, Utah
If you’re dreaming of your next vacation, do yourself a favor and order this charming little Trip Journal, crafted by Letterfolk, a small business based in Utah. The 48-page journal is small enough to tuck into a pocket or bag and provides prompts to help you note down details you’ll want to remember. After a few adventures, this journal will be a treasured souvenir!
This Ice Cube Tray That Makes Frozen Diamonds
The larger the ice cube, the slower it melts — and this diamond ice cube mold makes really big cubes. The best part? It’s also flexible, making it easy to pop your diamonds out once they’ve frozen. You know what they say…diamond ice cubes are a girl’s best friend.
This Bathtub Caddy Turns Your Bathroom Into A Spa
This bathtub caddy has been a game-changer for my baths. It turns my plain-jane bathroom into a full-fledged spa. I use it to hold my wine, a candle, and my iPad. Once you try it out, you’ll never want to take another bath without it.
This Epsom Salt Comes at an Amazing Price: Less Than $6 for an 8-Pound Bag
I love soaking in a hot bath with Epsom salt. My workouts tend to be a bit more aggressive than they need to be, so having a serious soak afterwards is a must. So I was excited to discover this super affordable 8-pound bag of Epsom salt from Amazon brand Solimo. The bag is resealable, but I always store it in an airtight container as well, just to make sure it doesn’t get wet and clumpy.
This Ventilated Laptop Stand Has Over 2,000 Reviews
With more than 10,000 positive four- and five-star reviews, you really can’t go wrong with this laptop stand. The ventilated mesh design allows hot air to circulate away so that your laptop doesn’t overheat, and the height is adjustable for added convenience. But the best part? There’s even a cord organizer in the back with space for up to six cables.
Your Kitty Is Never Going To Want To Leave This Cat Condo
Cat condos are super useful for multiple reasons. They’re great places for your cat to relax, release energy, and satisfy the urge to scratch and climb. This cat condo, in particular, includes an elevated kitty hammock and dual scratching post pillars. They’ll love spending time in it, and you’ll love saving your furniture from destruction.
Organize Your Makeup Without Organizing It
I like this one for a number of reasons. For starters, you can easily lay out this drawstring makeup bag to see everything you need all at one time. When it’s time to leave, simply pull the bag closed, and you can transport all your brushes, compacts, and bottles with you. Plus it’s compact enough that you’ll barely take up any room in your suitcase.
This Naked Basics Eye Pallet Suits Every Skin Tone and Eye Color
Nobody needs an eyeshadow palette with 25+ shades, do they? Whether you’re an eyeshadow hoarder or a minimalist, you’ll be drawn to this chic set of neutrals from the eyeshadow palette gods known as Urban Decay. The Naked palettes in all their various forms have taken makeup lovers by storm for years; this set gives you just the basics in a highly portable package. It’s a must have for any makeup collection.
This Matte + Poreless Liquid Foundation Is the Solution to Oily or Shiny Skin
Choose from 40 shades in this medium-coverage liquid foundation that offers a smooth, poreless look with a matte finish. One Amazon reviewer calls it the “Holy Grail” of foundation. Another says, “it doesn’t settle in wrinkles, and it has great coverage… not too heavy and not too light.” I’m certainly sold.
This Twice-a-Day Pill Organizer Has a Cover to Block Out Moisture
I love that this pill organizer has a cover to block out moisture. I put my prescription meds in the AM slot and my vitamins in the PM slot. (Even though I take everything in the morning.) Everything stays fresh thanks to the airtight seal. And each day’s container can be removed and carried separately if you want to take it with you. It keeps me from forgetting if I’ve taken my meds, and is so easy to set up.
No Time To Wash? No Problem.
When I’m running too late to take a shower, my morning BFF is dry shampoo, like this fan-favorite from OGX. It has 10,500 reviews and growing, with one reviewer saying: “It is grade-A smack/your/grandmother quality that I can get behind.” I don’t know what that means exactly, but it sounds interesting.