Every once in a while there will come a time when I have an Amazon gift card burning a hole in my pocket. When I just know there are a few things I need, or want online and have the perfect opportunity to buy them. Thinking of this article as a little helper for those times, when you have a spare gift card lying around - and you're going back and forth on Amazon's website, looking into different options of what to purchase.
We've written about hundred (and hundreds...) of products over the years, and these are just a few of the best things you could snag with your Amazon dollars. This list contains the 37 most of the most popular products we've ever 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.
We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!
This Turkish Towel Is Super Thinvia Amazon
Sure, I like big, fluffy towels, but I don't love how they get mildewy and stinky since they take so long to dry. I bought this Turkish towel and haven't looked back since. It's super absorbent and lightweight, so it dries quickly, but it also dries you off quickly and efficiently.
These Paper Bag Shorts are Flattering for All Body Shapesvia Amazon
Speaking of show-stopping, wear this pair of snakeskin-print shorts for an enviously stylish outfit that'll turn heads. Or, if you're not into snakeskin, it also comes in a bunch of cute earth tones that'll look good with nearly any top. Plus, the frilled waist helps hide your stomach.
The Water Bottle That Keeps Liquids Ice-Coldvia Amazon
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?
These Garden Clogs Customer Reviews Say Are More Stylish Than Crocsvia Amazon
Light-weight and low-priced, these Garden Clogs are the easiest shoes to slip on for light yard work or quick trips to the mailbox. They're made of waterproof rubber and come in 11 colors. Customers say that they're a great alternative to Crocs.
Soak Away Pain With These Eucalyptus-Scented Epsom Saltsvia Amazon
Epsom salts have been used for centuries to ease aches and pains, promote relaxation, and reduce stress. This 3-pound bag of Epsom Salts is scented with eucalyptus and spearmint to encourage deep breathing and provide a spa-like experience.
These Padded Crop Tops for Yoga or Summer Daysvia Amazon
These padded crop tops are perfect for yoga or just a casual summer outfit that you can team up with shorts or jeans. The price point is super affordable, and I've personally bought it in a few different colors because I love this top so much. They're my go to for working out because I don't need to add a sports bra and I can still look cute as heck.
This Portable Blender for Smoothies and Protein Shakes on the Govia Amazon
I love my Vitamix, but it's not like I can take it with me on vacations or work. For blending and juicing on the go, there's nothing better than this Portable Blender, which charges via USB cord. Customers appreciate the handy accessories and the low price!
These Mid-Rise Levi's Denim Shorts are a Wardrobe Staplevia Amazon
Every summer wardrobe needs a pair of Levi's Denim Shorts. This pair has a comfortable 4.5-inch inseam with stitched cuffs that can be rolled if you want them even shorter. Customers recommend sizing down for a better fit. There's nothing more classic than a pair of denim shorts.
This Bathtub Faucet Filter Reduces Chlorine and Adds Healthy Mineralsvia Amazon
If you're concerned about the purity of your water, this Bathtub Faucet Filter is an easy and affordable solution. Simply loop the bag over the faucet and let the water run through the filter. It lasts for 100 baths, removes chlorine, and adds magnesium and zinc (super-healthy for skin and hair!).
Wipe The Day Away With This Makeup Removervia Amazon
I've long been a fan of Neutrogena's oil-free liquid makeup remover. Hence, I have no reason to expect anything but the best from these perfectly portable (and disposable) makeup remover towelettes. These are a great addition to a gym bag or carry-on for traveling, and the product you'll find here is a great BOGO offer: Two 25-count packs of day makeup remover towelettes and a 25-count pack of night calming towelettes.
This LED Alarm Clock is So Easy to Readvia Amazon
This LED alarm clock is a fab invention - just plug in your phone with the USB cord and the time is displayed in extra large numbers that's easy to see at a glance. I use my phone as an alarm clock every day, but have trouble seeing it in the dark. It'd be so much easier to just look over to my nightstand and see huge numbers glowing!
Cake, Batter Battervia Amazon
If you've made it this far in my list of Amazon favorites, you deserve a snack. (No, really, go grab a snack; I'll wait.) I'm plugging my favorite protein donuts again, but this time in the cake batter variety. With 11 grams of protein and only 10 to 13 net carbs, how can you go wrong? I'm still partial to the chocolate, but sometimes cake batter just hits the spot. Variety is the spice of life, right?
Don't Throw In These Towelsvia Amazon
There are two things you can never have too much of: Chocolate and bath towels. I'll save the chocolate talk for a later date, so let's talk about these Hammam bath towel sets. When you make your purchase, you'll get a matching bath towel, hand towel, and washcloth. Not a bad deal for less than $17. These are lightweight and soft and were designed to take less time to dry to save on energy costs.
These Tissues Are Awesome And Inexpensivevia Amazon
Since allergy season hit, and all of us in this house are affected, tissues have been a hot commodity around here. We're always running out, so I appreciate the convenience of buying this 18 pack of tissue cubes, so we always have them on hand. The price is beyond excellent, and they're nice and thick tissues - great value!
This Ruffled Skirt is an Outfit-Makervia Amazon
Available in 28 patterns and colors, this ruffled skirt is a statement piece that totally makes the outfit. Just add a simple tee and sandals, and you're ready for anything! It has an elasticized waist with a drawstring, so you'll get a custom fit easily.
Put Your Own Stamp On Itvia Amazon
If you're going to start doing your own nails (and you should), you might as well get caught up early in the stamping craze, too. This set is a good introduction to the world of nail stamping, offering five stamping plates, eight polish gels, a scraper, and stampers. Now you can create all of those beautiful designs you see in the salon for a fraction of the cost and time. You'll really "nail" it, you might say.
Wax Beads For Bikini Babesvia Amazon
These hard wax beads by KoluaWax are specially formulated for coarse hair with no paper strips required. The beads melt quickly, and the wax pulls off cleanly. Ah, Kelly Clarkson! (Sorry, I can only picture the waxing scene from "The 40-Year-Old Virgin.")
Diffuse Bad Moods Instantlyvia Amazon
We've all gotten that DM on social media, from the girl we went to high school with but haven't talked to since: "Hey, how have you been?" That's usually followed by a sales pitch for the latest thing she's into and there's a good chance it might be essential oils. Nevertheless, you can learn to love essential oils and their benefits without engaging your long-lost "friend." This aromatherapy diffuser is an integral part of that.
This Sandproof Blanket Is So Comfortablevia Amazon
Going to the beach is great, but getting sand all over everything is not one of the highlights. Try this sandproof blanket that's made with a soft-touch waterproof fabric, not the plasticky fabric that makes a ton of noise whenever you move. It's compact enough to pack in your bag too, just stuff it into the included stuff sack!
Little Ones Can Cool Down and Have Fun With This Splash Padvia Amazon
Encourage refreshing fun and sensory play with this Splash Pad. Designed for children age 1 and older, the inflatable pool provides a shallow wading area with sprinklers around the edges. In the reviews, parents write, "Perfect for a warm day in the backyard" and "This has exceeded my expectations."
This Baseball Cap That Can Help You Chill Outvia Amazon
I prefer to wear baseball caps when I'm out in the sun, and this one is great for staying cool when it's hot. Just like the other cooling hats, all you've gotta do is get it wet, wring it out, then put it on — it'll stay chilled for up to two hours. Choose from four colors: navy, white, khaki, or black.
This Large Heating Pad Is So Comforting on My Backvia Amazon
If you want to soothe a larger area of the body, it's handy to use a Large Heating Pad that covers more surface area. This pad measures 12 by 24 inches, with three heat settings and a soft, microfiber cover.
The One Piece Of Home Decor You Need ASAPvia Amazon
In my opinion, nothing ties a room together like a gorgeous throw blanket. Finding a nice one at a good price can be a little tough, but this one is definitely the best of both worlds. It's so soft and the pattern is such a nice accent in any room. It just softens any space with its beautiful textures.
The Soft Hoodie That Feels Like A Warm Blanketvia Amazon
Unlike other blanket sweatshirts, this one has a big zipper running down the middle so that it's easy to take on and off — or you can even leave it open to get a breeze rolling through. The hood is great for keeping your ears warm, while the big pockets are great for phones and remotes.
This 10-Foot Phone Charger Lets You Easily Use Your Phone While It Chargesvia Amazon
Is there anything more annoying than dealing with a bunch of cords while trying to charge your devices? I also hate how short the cords are, and I often want to use my phone while I charge it. This 10-foot charger allows me to do that. I keep it plugged under my nightstand, so I have easy access to my phone whenever I want to use it while it charges!
This Unique Halter Tank with an Intricate Lace Designvia Amazon
Looking for a top that you can guarantee no one else will have? This halter neck tee intricate lace detailing at the top makes it stand out from the rest and the flowing bodice won't leave you feeling restricted. My favorite part about it, though, is that you can even wear during the cooler months if you pair it with a cardigan or jacket. Talk about versatile, right?
The Bucket Hat That Can Help You Cool Downvia Amazon
Got a camping trip coming up? This hat will be a total lifesaver, especially if you'll be in the heat. Just get it soaked with water, then give it a good wring before putting it on. The evaporative technology can help you stay cool for up to two hours, while the wide brim saves your eyes from the bright sun.
These Vintage-Style Light Cages Are Industrial Chicvia Amazon
Light shades are a great way to add your own touch of design to a necessary home feature.
These vintage-style light cages are industrial chic and will make your home look super on-trend without breaking your budget.
Your Closet Could Use A Few Of These Cute Knit Tops
This knit top is one of those shirts you reach for when you can't figure out to wear. It's versatile so that you can wear it with pants, leggings, or even a skirt — and the V-neck collar is flattering without being too revealing. Pair it with a cardigan or even that puffer vest for a fun weekend with friends.
This Sleeveless Tee With A Chic Lace Trimvia Amazon
With lace trim around the arms and neckline, this sleeveless tee is a step up from your usual slouchy top. The V-neck is perfect for highlighting a cute necklace, while the side splits help you avoid that boxy look that some tees can give you. Choose from more than 20 colors, including a gorgeous shade of pink!
Do Russian Twists With This Medicine Ball And Watch How Fast You Get Defined Absvia Amazon
Russian twists are one of my favorite abs workouts. They're not only fairly easy, but they also give you serious results. To maximize the workout, using a medicine ball is a must. It burns more calories and adds some resistance to what would be an otherwise simple move. Grab a friend, head to the park, and do alternating sit-ups while throwing this for a tag team workout that gives you results. It'll feel like a hangout sesh when you're actually working out!
This Copper Watering Can for a Cottagecore Aestheticvia Amazon
This Copper Watering Can is a pretty and practical tool for indoor or outdoor gardening. Made of stainless steel, it has a copper-colored finish and a long, angled spout for easy watering. It's leak-proof, rust-resistant, and holds just over one liter of water at a time.
These Power Sheet Masks are Loaded With Snail Mucin to Deliver Hydrationvia Amazon
Snail mucin can help ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and hydrate skin — and these masks are absolutely loaded with it. Not only does each sheet contain seven times higher snail concentration than competing masks, but they're also hypoallergenic. And don't worry about the snails — zero were harmed during the harvesting process.
This Phone Tripod is the Selfie-Taker's Best Friendvia Amazon
I got sick of taking selfies that were only an arms-length away, so I bought one of these tripods. It holds the phone wherever you want by gripping it onto a surface with its bendable legs. Then, you use the included remote to snap pics to your heart's content. If you have a digital camera, it works with those, too.
These Fiskars Gardening Shears for Precision Trimmingvia Amazon
These Fiskars Gardening Shears are ideal for small yards, planter boxes, and anytime you want to trim plants precisely. These shears have many thoughtful features, including rotating blades so you can cut at any angle.
These Beach Cupholders are So Smartvia Amazon
When you're relaxing at the beach or lake, the last thing you want is sand in your drink. These beach cupholders are a genius idea to keep your drink and accessories protected and sand-free! Just stab 'em into the sand and they'll stay where you put them all day. Unlike my kids.
It's Smart Sweets for the Sugar Rushvia Amazon
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.