I'm a 33-year-old mom, professional writer, and absolute Amazon addict. Okay, so "addict" might be a bit of a strong word, but for some reason whenever I have a tight deadline on an article I still find myself perusing Amazon.com seeking out cool new products instead of actually working. It's gotten to the point where I get at least one package delivered per day, so I've become an expert on what stuff is worth buying and what definitely isn't. These are the 36 things I would buy again on Amazon.com.
From a Diet Coke travel cup to a dry erase menu board to an emergency phone charger that fits in your wallet, these are the 36 things I would buy again on Amazon. I'm not saying you should buy them all, but...you should totally buy them all.
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These Appetizer Plates that Couldn't Be Cuter
via: AmazonI love all things vintage and old-school, and one of my favorite things is to invite all my friends over for a fancy dinner party. I recently bought these Corelle Chip Resistant 8 Pack Appetizer Plates, 8-Piece in Celebrations to use for cocktail hour, and get compliments every time I use them. Seriously, how adorable are these?!
This Hair Styling Tool that Makes Perfect Beachy Waves
via: AmazonI have incredibly thick, straight red hair, and while I'll never have the naturally wavy hair of my dreams, this Bed Head Swerve Curve Hair Waver & Wand In 1 gives me the next best thing. It makes it super easy to get effortless-looking waves that stay put for hours longer than traditional curling irons. I use this thing all summer long.
This Coffee Mug that Has My Official Title
via: AmazonI've been a Mom for just over a year at this point, and while I'm not sure if I've earned the title of Best Mom Ever, that doesn't mean I don't insist on drinking out of this Cypress Home Beautiful Mom Black Ink Ceramic Cup every time I drink anything. Not only is it an extremely cute mug, but it's also surprisingly high quality.
This Body Butters Gift Set that I Kept for Myself
via: AmazonHere's an embarrassing admission: I bought this The Body Shop Strawberry Beauty Bag Gift Set for my mom for Mother's Day but ended up keeping it for myself instead because it was so amazing. I couldn't help it! Each one smells so good and they leave my skin feeling smooth, silky, and totally hydrated. Sorry, Mom. I'll make it up to you next year.
This Carry-On Tote Bag that Slips Over Suitcase Handles
via: AmazonAs a freelance writer, I have the freedom to travel whenever I want, since I can work from anywhere. This means that I've collected some seriously awesome travel gear, and this Women Ladies Canvas Weekender Bag Overnight Carry-on Tote is one of them. It fits over the handle of my suitcase so I never have to worry about leaving it somewhere in the airport.
This Crossbody Bag that Comes in My Favorite Color
via: AmazonI LOVE green. In fact, now that I think about it, most of my accessories are some sort of greenish color. That now includes this Crossbody Bag, which is a beautiful emerald hue and compact size that won't weigh me down. Plus, it comes in roughly a billion different colors so you can find one in your favorite color, too.
This Diet Coke Travel Cup that Keeps My Favorite Soda Ice-Cold
via: AmazonHere's the thing: I know all too well how terrible Diet Coke is for me, but that doesn't stop me from drinking at least one every. single. day. This Diet Coke Tumbler allows me to take my favorite drink with me wherever I go and somehow stays perfectly chilled for hours. I don't know how it works but I'm sure glad it does.
This Dry Erase Menu Board that's Perfect For My Type-A Personality
via: AmazonI'm a total planner and insist on mapping out every single meal for the week on Sunday nights. This Magnetic Dry Erase Menu sticks directly onto my fridge so I can figure out what I want to make for the week while looking into my fridge and pantry to see what I have and what I still need to buy. Genius!
This 12-Sided Exercise Dice that Keeps Me Motivated
via: AmazonAs a busy mom, it's almost impossible to find time throughout the day to exercise. So when a mom friend told me about this Fitness Exercise Cube I knew I had to try it out for myself. Now, whenever I get a few moments to myself, I simply throw the ball up in the air, see what exercise it lands on, and get to work.
This Instagrammable Felt Letter Board that's Perfect For Snarky Messages
via: AmazonI'm a writer, so whenever I can incorporate writing into my home decor I'm all about it. I'd been seeing this adorable Gray Felt Letter Board all over Instagram, so when I found it on Amazon I knew that it had to be mine. I keep mine in my kitchen and write a new food pun every week. It currently says "You want a pizza me?!" Hilarious, right?
This Frosting Bulb Kit that Makes Decorating WAY Easier
via: AmazonAs I mentioned earlier, I love all things vintage and old-fashioned, so I spend a lot of my time baking cakes and then decorating them with elaborate designs. This Prepworks by Progressive 8-Piece Frosting Bulb Decorating Kit helps me create more intricate patterns since I have more control over the frosting.
This Fluffy Throw Blanket that Has Glow-in-the-Dark Stars
via: AmazonI spend a lot of time in my house, and I like to be as cozy as possible at all times. This would explain my ridiculous collection of throw blankets, which how includes this Forestar Glow in The Dark Throw Blanket. The glow-in-the-dark stars take me back to my childhood every time I use it.
These Hair Serum Capsules that Saved My Hair
via: Amazon / LydiaMy hair has a tendency to get extremely dry on the ends, and this Keratin Hair Treatment Oil is my go-to when I need serious help. They're infused with vitamin B and keratin for smooth, hydrated locks. I just smooth a capsule or two through my wet hair after showering and style as usual.
This Iced Coffee Sleeve that's Cute AF
via: AmazonAlong with my Diet Coke addiction, I also have a complete and total obsession with iced coffee and drink it consistently all summer long. This Java Sok Reusable Iced Coffee Cup Insulator Sleeve keeps my coffee cold and my hand warm. Plus, it comes in a million different colors and prints.
This Smart Vanity Mirror that Makes Me Feel Like an Influencer
via: AmazonI love Instagram influencers, and still hold out hope that I'll somehow become a beauty vlogger even though I'm 33 and am terrible at doing makeup. This Adjustable Vanity Mirror Makeup Mirror with Bluetooth Audio is the only mirror I'll use to do my (terrible) makeup. It has built-in Bluetooth speakers and customizable lighting options.
These Jane Austen Coasters that are Perfect For Literature Junkies
via: AmazonI like everyone to know how well-read I am, so of course, I bought these Jane Austen Books 6 Piece Fabric Top Coaster Set the second I saw them on Amazon. Each one looks like a tiny version of her most famous works, and I love how smart they make me look. Oh, they also protect my expensive coffee table.
This Phone Case that Makes My Selfies Much More Flattering
via: AmazonHere's another embarrassing admission: I take a lot of selfies. And most of them are awful. That is, they were awful until I bought this LuMee Duo Phone Case in Rose Matte, which has built-in LED lights that illuminate my face in all the right places. If you're a vain selfie lover like I am, buy this case immediately.
This Mother of Dragons Sweatshirt that Just Makes Me Happy
via: AmazonGame of Thrones is my favorite show of all time, which is why my husband bought me the best gift ever for Mother's Day this year: this NuffSaid Mother of Dragons GOT Crewneck Sweatshirt. I'd be lying if I said I wore this sweatshirt less than 5 times per week.
This Photo Frame that has Mother of Pearl Accents
via: AmazonI love filled every surface of my home with framed photos with my friends and family members, and this GIFTME Picture Frame 4x6 Mother of Pearl Photo Frame is my newest and current favorite frame. The Mother of Pearl design shimmers beautifully whenever the light hits it. The best part? It's surprisingly cheap.
This Neck Traction Pillow that Relieves TMJ, Neck, and Shoulder Pain
via: AmazonI'm a fairly anxious person, so every morning I wake up with a horrible headache due to clenching my jaw all night long. I also have chronic neck and shoulder pain, and this PAWING Chiropractic Pillow has made a huge difference in my pain level. I sleep on it every night and wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free.
This Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit that's Perfect for Emergencies
via: AmazonI live in Wisconsin, where Old Fashioned cocktails are a big deal. This Premium Old Fashioned Cocktail Kit has all the ingredients of a delicious Old Fashioned minus the whiskey, and I love how compact it is. I even took this with me when I went to Europe last year and used it in my hotel room.
This Brilliant Book About Writing that You Need to Read
via: AmazonI know that I've mentioned several times that I'm a professional writer, but let me say it again: I write for a living. This nonfiction book by Stephen King titled On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft was incredibly inspiring for me, but I'd suggest it to anyone looking for an insightful read.
This One Line a Day Journal that Preserves Memories
via: AmazonI've always been terrible about writing in a journal consistently, but after I had my son I wanted to document this special time in my life. This One Line A Day: A Five-Year Memory Book is much easier to keep up with and looks great on my bedside table. I love it!
This Set of Cotton Jersey Pajamas that I Live In
via: AmazonI work from home and am the mother of a 13-month-old, so I feel that I've earned the right to stay in my pajamas all day long. This Pajama Set allows me to stay cozy for hours without looking too shlubby. I want one in every single color.
This Library Kit that Personalizes my Books
via: AmazonBecause I love my collection of books so much, I wanted to give it a personal touch with this Knock Knock Original Personal Library Kit. Now, whenever I lend someone one of my beloved books I know that I'll get it back by the return date. Plus, there's just something so satisfying about smacking a book with this stamper.
These Picasso-Inspired Earrings that Show Off my Artsy Side
via: Amazon / ElizabethI don't wear a ton of jewelry, so if I like something enough to actually buy it it has to be something special. This set of Picasso-Inspired Earrings are just the right amount of unique, pretty, and weird to perfectly match my style. And can you believe the set of three is under $10 bucks?!
This Sectional Serving Bowl that's Oh-So Handy
via: AmazonPicnics are one of my favorite things to do in the summer and fall months, and this Plasticpro 6 Sectional Round Plastic Serving Tray/Platter makes them much easier and more fun. It has different sections, which makes it perfect for snacks, and the lid keeps contents secure and mess-free.
This Spontuneous Game that's Great for Family Gatherings
via: AmazonMy husband has a huge family, and whenever we all get together on holidays and family reunions I insist that we play this Spontuneous Song Game. It's great for a variety of ages and requires zero singing talent to play. In fact, it's almost more fun if you have zero singing talent...
This Stair Step Basket that I Can't Believe I Didn't Invent
via: AmazonThis Household Essentials Seagrass Wicker Stair Step Basket with Handle is one of those products that's so simple yet so ingenious that I can't believe I didn't think it up myself. I keep throw blankets and random toys in it and my living room is no 10X less cluttered.
This Sunrise Alarm Clock that Wakes with Gradually Increasing Light
via: AmazonI have a horrible time getting out of bed in the morning, but this Wake-Up Light Sunrise Simulation Dual Alarm Clock makes it slightly more tolerable. It simulates the sunrise and gradually brightens so you aren't forced to wake up to an irritating alarm. It also has seven different colors to choose from.
This Hemingway Pencil Cup that Looks Great in Any Clean, Well-Lit Place
via: AmazonI'm starting to worry that I'm coming off as pretentious, especially since the next item on this list of my favorite purchases from Amazon is this Hemingway Pencil Cup from Victorian Trading Co. I keep it on my bookshelf next to my copy of The Sun Also Rises and it makes me feel like an intellectual.
This Toolaloo Bag and Cup Holder that Makes Running Errands More Bearable
via: AmazonWhen I first saw this Toolaloo Multi-Functional Shopping Tool on Amazon I gasped at its sheer brilliance and ingenuity. Not only does it include a cup holder, but the bottom has a hook that's sturdy enough to hold even the heaviest of purses or backpacks. This thing should come standard on every single shopping cart.
These Uncommon Questions that Spark Interesting Conversations
via: AmazonMy husband and I spend a lot of time together, and while I love him dearly, sometimes I feel like I know everything there is to know about him at this point. These Uncommon Questions proved me wrong. We keep the set on our dining room table and ask each other questions while we eat.
This Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub that Transformed my Lips
via: AmazonOrganic, vegan, and packed with natural oils, beeswax, fair trade certified sugar, and natural flavoring, this Vanilla Sugar Lip Scrub is my newest favorite beauty find. My lips went from flakey and dry to soft and moisturized in one quick swipe. Warning: this stuff smells good enough to eat, and if you're anything like me, you will be very tempted to eat it.
This Emergency Phone Charger that Fits in Your Wallet
via: AmazonMy phone is constantly dying, and I live in constant fear that I'll be using my GPS to drive somewhere and suddenly the screen will just go blank. This Attom Tech Power Bank Mini Back-up Phone Battery Pack gives you an extra jolt of power and is small enough to fit in my wallet. I won't leave the house without it.
This You & Me Wood Decoration Ornament Set that's Farmhouse Chic
via: AmazonI just love the sweet, simple look of this You & Me Puzzle Piece Laser Cut Wood Ornament Set. I bought it two Christmases ago and always look forward to putting it on my tree. Bonus: I have a toddler now, so now I appreciate the unbreakable design more than ever.