37 Home, Kitchen & Dining Products We've Bought This Year

My favorite items to buy on Amazon are in the home, kitchen, and dining space. They have so many great options when it comes to furnishing, decorating, and stocking up your home on supplies. And the best part is that these products get delivered to your door in a matter of days. So that kitchen slicer I've had my eye on can be here in time for cooking my next big meal, and those deck chairs I've always wanted will be delivered just in time for the warm weather. It's perfect.

This list contains the 37 most popular products we've ever bought, and trust me on this, they do not disappoint. From nifty gadgets that make your life easier to home decor with over thousands of 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 Picnic Backpack Is Perfect for Romantic Outings

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I'm sending a link to this Picnic Backpack to my husband as a hint for my next birthday. The delightful set includes everything needed for a picnic, from the blanket to silverware to wine glasses. It even includes tiny salt and pepper shakers!

This 1960s Lamp with Wooden Tripod Legs Creates Retro Glamor

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This retro '60s lamp will add a bit of glamor to your home without being too overwhelming in the room.

A trendy lamp is not only practical, but it's also a great way to add a bit of style to any room of the home. I love having lots of lighting options in any room, because a full overhead light can be overwhelming sometimes. A cute floor lamp is a great alternative when you need some mood lighting.

These Cutting Mats are Useful and Prevent Cross-Contamination of Foods

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You spend a ton of time washing your knives and cutting boards to keep everything clean, whereas these cutting mats help you prevent cross-contamination without having to scrub anything down. The grippy backs keep them in place as you chop ingredients, and you can even curl them into a funnel to transfer ingredients mess-free.

For Those Days You Need an Extra Hand Whilst You are Cooking

Have you ever wished for an extra set of hands in the kitchen? Or, even an extra set of hands in the morning? This automatic stirrer gives you just that. Now, you can start oatmeal or hot chocolate in the mornings and walk off to finish getting the kids ready without worrying about your mixtures bubbling over or burning on the bottom. This stirrer has three-speed options and is battery-operated.

A Dustpan That Cleans The Broom For You

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You know how the bristles on your broom slowly start accumulating all sorts of dust bunnies and other stuff? This dustpan features comb-like teeth to help you extract all that crap without getting your hands dirty. Both the broom and dustpan handle are made from stainless steel — not plastic — and they even lock into position for easy storage.

This Smooth Edge Can Opener Operates With a Single Touch

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This Smooth Edge Can Opener is one of the easiest kitchen appliances on Amazon. It can even be done one-handed! Place the can on the blade, press the button, and it cuts around the side of the lid. The lid and edge remain completely smooth. No jagged edges or cut fingers!

Eliminate the difficulty of opening a can the traditional way and make life easier!

Protect The Indoors Outdoors With This Video Doorbell

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Can't stomach the cost of the more popular video doorbells? I hear you. This one, from battery big boy Energizer, is an affordable option that has all the features you're looking for with a price tag that won't break your piggy bank. This video doorbell uses your existing doorbell's wiring with two-way audio, night vision, local and cloud storage, and a convenient smartphone app.

A Hanging Organizer That Goes Anywhere

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I'm smitten with these adorable hanging wire baskets that have limitless possibilities. Add them to your kitchen as a place to store loose produce. Hang them in your laundry room to keep detergent and fabric softener close. Throw them in the garage to corral toys or car-cleaning supplies. Each basket has a removable chalkboard that you can customize as your uses for this product change.

This Contour Pillow Supports the Neck and Reduces Stress on the Spine

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Reduce neck pain and nighttime discomfort with this Contour Pillow. It can be used for sleeping on the back, side, or stomach, providing support for the next and spine. It's made of memory foam and includes a removable, washable pillowcase. One satisfied customer gave it five stars and wrote, "Ok so this is a weird-looking pillow and I didn't know what to expect. There are lots of ways to "use" it and you have to turn it a couple of times to find out what works for you. It's firm and I wasn't expecting that but that's exactly what makes it great, the different bumps are designed to support not just cradle your neck and head."

This Baking Mat With All The Measurement Markings You'll Need

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It's okay if you can't eyeball your pie crusts — this baking mat will do all the measuring for you. It's made from durable silicone that's heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit, which means you can use it to line your baking pans instead of sprays or parchment paper. It's reusable, naturally non-stick, and can even be used to roll out pastries. Absolutely a genius idea.

You Aren't an Adult Till You Have a Nice Set of These

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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.

Say Goodbye To Takeout Pizza With Your Own Pizza Stone

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I have a host of stoneware from a company that rhymes with Schmampered Schmef, and, let me tell you, I love them dearly. But, there's nothing particularly magical about that brand that would keep me from trying out a "competitor." Enter this pizza stone from Hans Grill. You can use it for baking, grilling, or cooking, and then serve right from the stone (pizza or otherwise). You also get a handy pizza peel to go along with it.

This Pickle Jar Has a Lift-Up Strainer

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My husband has started making his own pickles, so I'm getting him this Pickle Jar to encourage more of this tasty hobby. Made of sturdy plastic with a secure lid, the killer feature is the lift-up strainer that lets you access the food without dipping fingers into the brine. Works great with olives and maraschino cherries, too!

This Grilling Accessories Tool Kit for The Perfect BBQ

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I gave this grilling-accessories tool kit to my boyfriend for his birthday because he loves working the BBQ and he was thrilled with it. It's a 25-piece set that has everything you need in it, from corn holders and grill tongs to heat-protective gloves.

It's an all-in-one kit for anyone who loves grilling in the summer.

These Mason Jar Accessories Are Super Affordable, Yet Trendy Décor

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These mason jar accessories for the bathroom are so kitsch and super on-trend.

It's the perfect way to accessorize while adding style to your ensuite or main bathroom. Plus I never have enough containers for all the bits and bob that live in my bathroom. Contain it all with mason jars.

This Rotary Grater and Slicer for Perfect Slices and Spirals

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This is a classic TV commercial gadget, the kind where the spokesmodel prepares a zillion veggies in a minute while the audience oohs and aahs. The Rotary Grater and Slicer includes interchangeable blades for grating, slicing, and spiralling. It's genius at grating cheese and also works well for chopping nuts.

These Anti-Fatigue Mats Offer All-Day Support

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There's probably nowhere in your home you spend more time standing than in your kitchen. Whether it's washing dishes or preparing dinner, we're on our feet a lot in this space. It calls for a set of anti-fatigue mats that offer all-day support for your feet, knees, lower back, and joints. This set comes in black, gray, or turquoise and covers a good bit of surface area; one mat is 17-by-30, the other 17-by-60.

One Pillow, Two Pillow, Three Pillow — Floor

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I love the mandala print on this floor pillow cover, which also comes in black, blue, and shades of red. This cover fits a 32-inch round pillow which you will have to buy separately, but can easily add to your cart on Amazon, too. (Peep the pillow insert here.) This is the ideal addition to a lonely corner in your house to make the perfect reading nook or hang-out spot for the kids.

A Tool For Flipping Up Your Grill Grate

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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.

These Sheer Curtains That Let Daylight Into Your Home

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You don't always want your room to be dark, which is only part of why these sheer curtains are so lovely. Not only does the gorgeous embroidery make them stand apart from the crowd, but they add a touch of class to dark rooms — without making them even darker. Choose from five shades: beige, blue, purple, white, or silver.

Refresh With Affresh

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When was the last time you showed your garbage disposal any love? Most of us just keep poking stuff down that hole, willing it to go away forever, and never give a second thought to what might be happening beneath the surface. These Affresh tabs put the focus on your disposal in a good way, removing odor-causing residue and giving it a good clean. Don't sleep on it!

This Stroller Fan to Keep Your Baby Cool

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Babies can easily overheat in hot temperatures, which is why this mini fan is such a great gadget for young ones in summer.

It can clip onto your stroller and has a 360 angled head, plus three speeds to choose from. The battery lasts up to 10 hours and when you do need to recharge it's quick with a USB, so it's perfect for daily strolls.

A Hideaway Coffee Table

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I visited someone's home once upon a time where they had one of these lift-top coffee tables, and I thought it was the coolest. I know what you're thinking: Why can't you just put your stuff on the top of the table? The quick answer is that you lose a working surface for, say, your dinner or a laptop. With this design, you can still store necessary items in the hidden compartment and have the top of the table accessible for other activities.

This Car Cup Cooler for Summer Road Trips

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I love a summer road trip, and that's why I love this car cup cooler, to keep my beverage icy fresh. The cooling function can bring the temperature down to 33.8F, and it's made of high-quality, environmentally friendly aluminum.

It's also a great gift idea for any of your friends who have summer birthdays.

I'm Your Biggest Fan

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If you're going to buy a fan, it might as well as a chic fan that adds to your room's style rather than detracts from it. This soft-bladed fan from Sharper Image comes in small and medium sizes and both black and white options (honestly, either looks good against the wood grain). This fan plugs in using a USB and is small enough to stash just about anywhere.

This Hands-Free Soap Pump Is So Handy

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When I go to wash my hands, they're obviously dirty, so everything I touch is therefore going to get dirty. That's why the top of soap dispensers squick me out - just think of all the germs living there! This touchless soap dispenser is a genius idea - you don't actually have to make contact with the pump; it just senses the motion of your hand and automatically dispenses!

This Steamer Basket That Fits Into Basically Any Pan

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If you've never tried steaming your food, I highly suggest this steamer basket. Not only is it made from rustproof stainless steel, but it also expands to fit any pan up to nine inches. And if you love dumplings as much as I do, but can never seem to get them to fry correctly in a pan — yeah, this basket is definitely worth a closer look.

This Waffle Cone Maker Is So Fun

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I love those big, extravagant waffle cones you can get at ice cream shops but rarely at home. Until now! This waffle cone maker looks incredibly fun and produces delicious results. Level up your homemade ice cream game with this easy-to-use gadget!

This Durable Outdoor Set for Comfort Outdoors

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You won't find a better deal on a three-piece outdoor furniture set than this one, which includes two rattan chairs and a coffee table to place in between. Designed in sleek black rattan, maybe the best part of these sets is the eye-popping cushion color choices you get, from turquoise to red. The styling is both modern and relaxed and is easy to keep clean year-round.

This Kitchen Tool Is Grate

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A grater/zester is one of those kitchen gadgets you don't realize you need until you've already bought it. (The trick is to just buy it and figure it out later.) It has unlimited versatility, from grating cheese or ginger to zesting lemon or nutmeg. The design — long and thin — doesn't take up much space in a drawer, so you can throw away that clunky box grater you inherited from your mom.

These Reusable Metal Straws are Eco-Friendly and Easy to Clean

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If you like sipping refreshing drinks with colorful straws then opt for these eco-friendly metal straws. This set contains four each of straight and bent straws, silicone heads, cleaning brush and a pouch to slide them in. I choose to cut down on plastic use by making this eco-friendly choice and I don't regret it.

This Planter Box Is Made of Long-Lasting Cedar

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I love the idea of growing vegetables, but it's easy to get overwhelmed. This Planter Box can help me focus on a 4-foot-long area where I can completely control what goes in. Reviewers say that it's easy to assemble with no special tools needed.

If You Like Mashed Potatoes, You Need This Potato Ricer

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I never used to like mashed potatoes. And truth be told? I still don't — unless you're making 'em real good with a potato ricer like this one. What's the difference? The ricer grinds your spuds into small, rice-sized bits so that your mashed potatoes have a creamy texture that's lump-free. And with three interchangeable ricing discs, you can also use it to make cauliflower, pierogies, shepherd's pie, and more.

Become Your Own Barista With This Milk Frother

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​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.

Let's Chop It Up

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Don't consider this a kitchen tool of laziness; instead, consider this a kitchen tool of efficiency because chopping up onions and potatoes and such is a miserable, time-consuming task. This Nutrichopper takes all the work out of dicing and slicing and even has a storage container to collect the labors of your efforts. You'll get four different types of cuts with one compact little tool.

The Cordless Foldaway Fan Goes Anywhere You Need It

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Need some fresh air in an awkward location? This Foldaway Fan has so many handy features! First of all, it doesn't need to be plugged in! Instead, it has a built-in rechargeable lithium battery; power it up with the included USB cable for 10 hours of run time. The 9" diameter fan is mounted on an extendable, telescoping stand that adjusts from 11 inches up to 40 inches tall. It has three speeds and is whisper-quiet.

This Cutting Tool Helps You Slice Ingredients Safely

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Onions, potatoes, tomatoes, meat — you name it, this slicing tool fork can hold it down so that it's easier to slice up. The prongs are made from stainless steel, while the pointed tips also work great for tenderizing meat.