Our readers know it best when it comes to shopping online. And often times, they teach us a thing or two about purchasing the right product. So, let's take a few notes from them, shall we?
We've written about hundreds of products over the years, and these are the ones our readers have gravitated to the most. And these are items that we (as writers and editors) have bought too! From beauty products to genius gadgets, to clothing accessories and outdoor patio furniture. The Amazon items on this list are the ones we stand behind, and that multiple people before us have enjoyed.
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!
Shine Bright Like a Diamond with Rihanna's Refining Toning Serumvia Amazon
I've heard such good things about the Fenty Beauty line as a whole and this fat water pore-refining toner serum in particular that it quickly moved to the top of my Amazon wishlist. This multipurpose combo targets pores, minimizes dark spots, brightens, smooths skin, and fights shine without being drying or stripping the skin of essential moisture. Just one question: Will it make me look like Rihanna?
This Sleep Oxygen Monitor with App to Track Your Overnight Vitalsvia Amazon
If you're like me and like to monitor everything you do, from your daily steps to how you sleep, then you'll love this sleep oxygen monitor.
It works with an App on your iPhone or Android and tracks your blood oxygen saturation levels and heart rate overnight while you sleep. It's really interesting to compare your sleep patterns depending on what kind of day you've had or what you've had to eat or drink that night.
Keep Your Skin Protected With This Sunscreen Milkvia Amazon
Want to know a secret? I very rarely used to use sunscreen. I know, I'm ashamed too. The older I've gotten, the more I've realized how much havoc the sun wreaks on your body. I am trying to stay looking like I am in my 20's for as long as possible. So when I began my skincare journey, you can bet I added this sunscreen milk. It absorbs very quickly, and it's so lightweight that you won't even remember you're wearing it.
Whatever Floats Your Boatvia Amazon
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.
I Give This TENS Unit A 10via Amazon
I first discovered TENS therapy some years back while doing physical therapy. I never thought it was something I could buy to have in my house and use at my discretion. Then came Amazon. This TENS unit features 24 modes and 12 large electrode pads that can deliver relief from muscle aches, joint pains, and tension, and you don't need an M.D. to figure out how to use it.
A Pillow Infused With Cooling Gel To Keep You From Sweatingvia Amazon
If you're one of those people who's always flipping their pillow to find the cool side, this pillow is a total godsend. It's infused with cooling gel, which means you won't have to flip your pillow anymore — the side you're on will stay chill all night long. And in the name of comfort, it's even filled with ultra-plush memory foam.
A Curling Iron With Interchangeable Styling Barrelsvia Amazon
Beachy waves? Sleek curls? No matter what you're in the mood for, this curling iron can deliver it. Six interchangeable barrels let you style your hair into tight ringlets, cascading waves, and more. Plus, each order also comes with a heat-protective glove to help save your hands from accidental burns.
This Extra-Large Heating Pad Soothes My Aches on a Daily Basisvia Amazon
I'm an achy gal, and this heating pad is my best friend. It's extra-large, so I can wrap it around my back and sides or lay it vertically to heat from my neck to my waist all at once. It's got six temperature settings and an automatic shut-off. And you can use it for moist or dry heat.
Keep The Pets Fed — With Minimal Effortvia Amazon
You're trying to get ready, and your furry friend is staring at you like they haven't eaten in a month. Feed them automatically, with the amount you want them to have, using this five-meal pet feeder. Each compartment holds up to one cup of wet or dry food for cats or dogs and is ready to go as soon as you fill it. The remaining four meals can be scheduled as you wish — maybe while you're away at work?
This Charging Station Comes With Cordsvia Amazon
This incredibly useful charging station is made even better by the fact that it comes with charging cords! It even has a space to charge your smartwatch. This would make a world of difference on our messy kitchen counter where all the tech goes to recharge. I love that it has a neat little space for each item that's charging.
This Ouai Body Cream Will Transfer Your Legs from Dry to Supplevia Amazon
I'm absolutely head-over-heels for this body creme, and not just because the light notes of rose and citrus are oh-so soothing. I like to use it two or three times a week to help keep my legs from drying out — and if I'm being honest? You can really tell the difference between this stuff and cheaper lotions. It absorbs quickly, but the nourishing squalane instantly leaves my skin feeling supple — not just sorta wet.
Say Goodbye to Stiffness and Tensionvia Amazon
I think we can all agree: Massages are oh-so-good but they can get expensive fast. Relieve your muscle tension at home with this Amazon classic. Pop it into the microwave for 2 min, put it around your neck and enjoy the relief it brings. Literally so good.
This Antique-Looking Wall Clock That Can Go Indoors or Outdoorsvia Amazon
Wall clocks are both handy for telling time and a decorative feature to your home, but some clocks cost hundreds of dollars.
This antique-looking clock has elegance without the price tag, though, and it can go indoors or outdoors.
Add This To Your Dry Shampoo Collectionvia Amazon
I know it seems counterintuitive that a brand with the word "oil" in its name could possibly come up with a dry shampoo that's any good, but here we are. Moroccanoil has created this jumbo-sized dry shampoo in shades good for both light and dark tones. You can, of course, buy a smaller size (peep this link), but why would you want to? Go big or go home.
A Grab-And-Go Breakfastvia Amazon
I love overnight oatmeal. I love it an embarrassingly ridiculous amount. But, putting it together isn't always easy. You need all these ingredients and jars and lids. That is until someone came up with Oats Overnight, pre-packaged overnight oatmeal that you simply dump in a container (provided) with your choice of milk or milk substitute the night before. Grab it and go in the morning, easy-peasy.
Wax On, Hair Off at Home with This Painless Waxing Kitvia Amazon
File this under "On my wishlist, but completely intimidated." At-home waxing seems like a good idea, right? Until, of course, it isn't, and then there's no way out but through. This wax warmer set has great reviews (more than 26,000, to be exact) and includes everything you need to become your own wax pro in the privacy of your bathroom, from wax warmer to beads to applicator sticks.
This Portable Mosquito Repeller Creates a 15-Foot Bug-Free Zonevia Amazon
Enjoy bug-free outings with this Portable Mosquito Repeller that clips to your belt. No scent or chemical sprays! It provides 12 hours of protection with the included cartridge (additional cartridges are also available).
This Extra-Large Beach Blanket Folds Into a Hand-Sized Pouchvia Amazon
I needed a sand-resistant blanket for my kids at the beach or the park and was very pleasantly surprised to find this Extra-Large Beach Blanket. It comes in a tiny pouch and unfolds to a whopping nine by 10 feet! Includes metal stakes to secure the corners to the ground. I keep it in my trunk 24/7 365.
Make Gardening Or Working Fun By Setting Up This Bluetooth Speaker In No Timevia Amazon
I love listening to music while doing house chores and this Bluetooth enabled waterproof speaker is my go-to guy. Its sound quality is super amazing and it goes with me wherever I am: kitchen, shower, living room. Simply a must-have in the house.
A Docking Station For All Your Devicesvia Amazon
Made from sturdy bamboo, this docking station keeps all your gadgets looking tidy while they're charging. The slots on the bottom let you thread charging cables through, which helps prevent them from becoming tangled. Plus, it can even hold a full-sized laptop without tipping over.
Inflategate Strikes Againvia Amazon
Sometimes you have more people than space for them all to hang out comfortably; I get it. This inflatable sofa chair (and footstool!) will give you additional seats without the expense of "real" furniture or the hassle of finding a place to keep them forever. Inflate these pieces in just a few minutes and then deflate them to stash them away until their next use.
A Case of Boxed Watervia Amazon
Probably the single most important emergency supply is water. I'm stocking up on a few cases of Boxed Water, which comes in recyclable, sustainable paper packaging. This water is shelf-stable for two years.
These Mini Speakers are a Must for Watching Movies on Your Laptopvia Amazon
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 Modern Chandelier Will Get You So Many Complimentsvia Amazon
One of the easiest ways to spruce up a dining room or living room is to change out your old light fixtures with fixtures like this one. It's fashionable, easy to install (all the arms are pre-wired and pre-threaded), and it even comes with an adapter for sloped or parallel ceilings. And the modern look won't be going out of style anytime soon.
This LED Lamp That Flickers Like A Real Flamevia Amazon
Put this LED lamp on your coffee or patio table, and it'll cast a soothing, warm ambiance as the fake flame flickers back and forth. It's also got a speaker built into the top — so go ahead and jam out to some tunes if you want. Plus, the Bluetooth connection works from up to 33 feet away.
This Standing Desk Cart That Doesn't Cost A Million Dollarsvia Amazon
Ok, so standing desks don't cost a million dollars — but at over $300 a pop, you've gotta be kidding me. This rolling desk cart, on the other hand, costs less than $45. The tough steel frame can safely support up to 14 pounds, which means even the most ancient of laptops are safe on top of it. Plus, it even comes in several different finishes to match your home office.
Have you ever discussed teeth whitening with your dentist? Holy Moses, that stuff is not cheap. This teeth whitening kit from Smile Direct is, though, clocking in at just under $40. It includes teeth whitening pens and an LED light to help you achieve great results in as little as one week (up to nine shades whiter, they say!). With over 1,900 reviewers, some reviewers claim it's even good for those of us with sensitive teeth.
These Quick Dry Running Shorts are Some Serious Bang for Your Buck
For under $50, you can get not one, not two, but five pairs of these cute athletic shorts. The zippered pockets ensure that your stuff doesn't go flying when you start to run, while the elastic waistband automatically adjusts to your hips. And since they're tagless, there's no need to worry about any itching in the back.
This Yoga 7-Piece Set is Amazing Value for Moneyvia Amazon
I love doing yoga at home. My must-have item is this 7-piece yoga set because it comes with everything from a yoga mat, strap, two blocks, yoga mat towel, yoga hand towel, and knee pad – so you're all set to go, and the price is super affordable.
Get Kids In The Swing of Thingsvia Amazon
Why should adults have all the fun? Wait, I know, it's because we pay all the bills, work stressful jobs, and deserve to have a little fun. That aside, ahem, consider grabbing one of these pod swing seats to create a cozy corner for your littles. It comes in a variety of fun colors for less than 40 bucks and has a host of cool features including a pocket and inflatable pillow.
Clean Teeth and Gums Better With This Cordless Water Flosservia Amazon
Keep gums healthy with this Cordless Water Flosser, which lasts days (if not weeks) on one USB charge. It includes four tips so the whole family can use it.
Become Your Own Barista With This Milk Frothervia Amazon
If you're like me, then you probably spend more money than you should on coffee. A couple of years ago, I got an espresso machine and instantly became an at-home barista. But it wasn't until recently that I got this milk frother, which has upped my coffee game. Heat the milk of your choice for a delicious hot latte, or froth your milk for some tasty cold foam cold brew.
A Wool Fire-Retardant Blanket That Provides Serious Warmthvia Amazon
This U.S. military-style Wool Fire-Retardant Blanket provides soft, lightweight warmth. Toss one in your car to be ready for emergencies! It's earning high ratings on Amazon, with one customer calling it "the best wool blanket for the price."
This Portable Butane Stove would be great for camping but also a smart addition to emergency supplies. If electricity isn't working and gas is turned off, a little stove like this will mean you can heat necessities like coffee and canned food!
This Neck Massager for the Best Deep Tissue Massage You Will Ever Havevia Amazon
I love treating myself to a neck massage, and with this electric deep tissue massager, I treat myself every day! It really gets into your muscles and has not only aided my deep tissue but also relieved my mental stress. No wonder it's been ranked an Amazon's Choice product!
Bath Meet Bed, Deluxe Stylevia Amazon
I love bath time; not showers, although I'll take one if I need to save time. I'm talking about break-out-the-bubbles-and-the-bubbly bath time, which is why I need to step up my game and order one of these bath pillow/spa cushions for full-body comfort. Did you read that? "Full. Body. Comfort." This cushion stays in place and extends beyond "just a bath pillow" to wrap your whole body in a cloud of softness.
This Travel Bag Holds a Weekend's Worth of Pet Suppliesvia Amazon
Give your dog or cat their very own suitcase for your next vacation! This Travel Bag is designed specifically with pet supplies in mind, with multiple pockets sized for food, toys, and other gear. It includes two collapsible bowls and two dry food containers.