We are total experts in finding out what the best items available on Amazon.com. We are so great at it because our readers' are so fantastic at giving us feedback. Nobody wants to be spending countless hours browsing the endless pages of Amazon.com because quite simply it is just so overwhelming. So we took the time to dig into the feedback we have received from readers' over the past year and dig out a list of what they thought were the best. Everything from items and gadgets they found useful around the house and much, much more. So think of this essentially as your personalised filter to the endless scrolling and not knowing what is junk or even how to find what items are really useful. We've got you covered and have delivered you a list of 37 items which are the best of the best. These are the holy grail products that you need to know about.
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This is a Tank Dress With a Twist
This little dress – aka the Twist Dress – is a must-have for every summer wardrobe and adds a little twist to the classic design with a ruched tie at the waist. It sits above the knee to show off tanned legs and has a flattering top half on the décolletage and arms. I bought this dress for a casual day dress, but I end up wearing it out at night with heels sometimes too.
You Won't Want to Snooze On Thisvia Amazon
There's nothing better than waking up to the natural light streaming from your window, so when I saw this alarm clock, I knew I had to have it. It simulates the sunlight so that even on a dark morning, you can wake up to the sun. No more unflattering harsh lighting for my pre-makeup self, this gentle natural light lets me glow from morning to night. A genius invention. Don't snooze on this one.
These Sandals are the Perfect Combo of Outdoorsy and Cutevia Amazon
We're all familiar with the classic Birkenstock silhouettes (the Arizona), so why not switch it up with these sandals? They still have an outdoorsy look with the cork footbed but are a bit more unique. And the best part? The price. One Amazon user even said they were comfier than Birks for a quarter of the price, stating, "These are fantastic, comfortable and SO CUTE. They look just like Birkenstock Mayari sandals, for $22 after shopping instead of $105."
This Leash Set Totally Looks Designer
As much as I love designer items, I won't splurge on them for myself, let alone my pets. But that's okay because pieces like this leash set exist. There's nothing like having matching pieces to make you feel like your life is put together, so why not give your pet the same luxury? The set includes a bowtie collar, a bandana collar, and a matching leash–all for under $15.
Step Into the Future with This Plasma Arc Lightervia Amazon
This flame-free plasma lighter is a wonderful upgrade from the traditional Bic or barbecue lighter. Simply charge the battery and get 600-800 lights on a single charge. Fun to use and futuristic — this electric plasma lighter on Amazon's secret bargain section is a great deal for under $10.
No More Oil Spills
The name of this product is Zero Sebum, which tells you exactly the task it performs: Removing shine and oil from your face for a perfect, matte finish. I bought this after a friend recommended it and I could not be happier with the outcome. If you have oily skin, this one is a no-brainer, especially for $6. I recommend one for your car, another for your makeup bag and one for home.
Improve Your Work Station With an Exercise Ball as an Additional Chairvia Amazon
Sitting on an exercise ball can be really good for your back. It causes you to engage your core. I alternate between my desk chair and my exercise ball throughout the day. When I'm ready for a break, I roll the ball to an open area of the floor and do some stretches on it. That's one of the perks of working from home! No worries that you'll look like a weirdo when you're rolling around on a giant ball.
This Book by Mark Manson is a New York Times Best-Sellervia Amazon
Are you tired of pretending and pleasing people all day, every day? Find it hard to say no? Then The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a must read for you. This New York Times' bestseller has over 50k Reviews and as the name describes it gets to putting yourself front and center for you to have a happy life. This book is certainly thought-provoking and a must read for people pleasers everywhere. Great item to gift to a friend.
Get Visibly Tighter Skin With This Bum Bum Creamvia Amazon
Now that summer is here, I'm all about looking my best for days by the pool. So naturally, this includes a tight tush. I mean, who doesn't want a firm booty? And while I know working out is the best way to achieve it, there's nothing wrong with shortcuts. The Bum Bum Cream has gained a loyal fanbase thanks to its tightening abilities and the glow it gives your skin. Not to mention one whiff of it, and you'll feel like you're on a tropical vacation.
Stop Dark Circles Before They Can Appear With This Eye Repair Creamvia Amazon
Dark circles will be the bane of my existence (thanks genetics). No matter how much sleep I get, I look like I just pulled an all-nighter. I've tried my fair share of under-eye creams, but the eye repair cream is heaven-sent. With three essential ceramides and hyaluronic acid, you'll notice you look more awake after just a couple of uses.
These Trail Shoes Give Optimal Traction for Walking or Running
Wearing the right shoes when you're running or walking has a huge impact on your body. I'm a big walker, and these Barefoot Trail Running Shoes are my go-to for support, balance, and traction. Even if you're walking, you can injure your ankles and feet if you don't get the right support and these come in a range of super cute colors.
Treat Yourself to After-Sun Carevia Amazon
Life at the beach requires a couple of really important things: Patience with tourists and a really good after-sun moisturizer. I love this body butter (I love anything that's called body butter, to be honest) from the sun gods themselves at Hawaiian Tropic. It has a delicious coconut fragrance and a slew of ultra-rich moisturizing ingredients like shea butter, avocado oil, and coconut oil.
This Facial Spray is Kylie Jenner's Favorite and is Made With Soothing Aloevia Amazon
Kylie Jenner gave this product a gold star back in the day on Snapchat and it flew off the shelves. We know why. This facial spray is made with soothing aloe that feels great on burnt skin. Green tea and cucumber give it a refreshing touch, and you can even use it as a toner on post-cleansed skin.
This Faux Monstera Plant is Lifevia Amazon
Monstera plants are so cute but can grow to literally monstrous sizes. Keep your plant life contained when you snag this faux monstera that's just the right size for a desk, side table, or countertop and 100% looks like the real thing. It's great in all kinds of rooms, from tropical to kids' to modern.
This Will Feel Like You're Standing an a Cloud
If you're like me, you probably spend a ton of time cheffin' it up in the kitchen. Like, so much time that my feet start to get a little sore from standing for so long. Luckily, this mat makes that time spent cooking so much more enjoyable. To the point that sometimes I just go stand on it even when I'm not cooking.
The Bacon Bonanza for Crispy, Oven-Baked Baconvia Amazon
The Bacon Bonanza is a better way to cook bacon! The set includes a copper-colored pan and specially designed rack that holds up to 18 slices of bacon at an angle. This way, the bacon cooks faster while the grease drains away. The result is crisper, lower-fat bacon. One satisfied customer calls it, "the most delicious bacon I have ever had."
This Tanning Lotion Applicator Reaches Your Whole Back
One of the telltale signs that you've been faking your baking is when you have a patchy back with missed spots everywhere. No fear, now you can tan safely and fully with this tanning lotion applicator that reaches all the parts your hands can't, like the middle of your back! It evenly applies the lotion so you get a believable glow that looks professionally applied.
Sweat It Out
I don't like sweating O.K..? I just don't like it ... inside, outside, wherever. So, imagine my surprise when I learned that some people not only like sweating, but do. it. on. purpose. Like, whuttt? The Sweet Sweat waist trimmer can be worn under clothes or with a sports bra during exercising to get the snatched waist of your dreams. The trimmer itself is made of fast-drying fabric. You can add Sweet Sweat gel to enhance your efforts.
A Video Doorbell for Less
I know, everybody you know has Ring doorbells ... andddd, they spent a few hundred dollars getting them, installing them and setting them up. Don't be like everybody. This wireless video doorbell is only $38 and has all the features your neighbors have: Smartphone app control, two-way audio, and an early warning function that alerts you when somebody is at your door. It also supports cloud storage services.
Go On, Get Your Glow On Like Ashley Grahamvia Amazon
Hi, I am a recovering tanning bed-aholic. In fairness, sunless tanners used to be simply awful. They were streaky and spotty and smelled horrid. Today's sunless tanners are miles ahead of their counterparts from the 1990s, including this bronzing mousse from St. Tropez. Achieve a sunkissed look with no harmful UV exposure and, best yet, no streaky finish or musty smell.
A Fan You Can Hang In Your Tent
Got a camping trip coming up? Don't forget to pack this fan — it might be the only reason you can fall asleep at night. Not only do the whirring fan blades work great as white noise, but it also has a built-in light so you can see around your tent. Oh, and did I mention that the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 25 hours? Because it does.
This Pool Lounger Keeps You Perfectly Afloatvia Amazon
Can you even have too many pool floats? I don't think you can, but even if you're unsure, this pool lounge chair is a must-buy. There's no unsightly climbing on or falling off, this piece will let you sit fully upright or completely recline dependent upon your mood. And, if you're sitting up, you can stay semi-submerged so you're cool as a cucumber the whole time.
Beauty in the Eyeshadow of the Beholdervia Amazon
Eyeshadow palettes are all the rage, and they vary in price from cheap to crazy expensive. This one falls squarely in the middle, requiring only half your $25 gift card, and has 19,000 stellar reviews. The "Exposed" offering includes colorful rose gold and royally dark browns for shimmery natural and dramatic glamour looks. Reviewers compared it to the much more expensive Urban Decay alternative.
I Use This SPF Moisturizer Every Single Morningvia Amazon
If you apply any exfoliator or skincare actives during your skincare routine, wearing sunscreen is imperative. Rather than buy a sunscreen that you wear separately from your moisturizer, why not combine the two? I wear this SPF moisturizer from La Roche-Posay every single day, and I love it. It's super hydrating without being too heavy, and it wears well under my makeup.
These Hemp Chews Will Help Your Pet Relax Instantlyvia Amazon
If the Thundershirt doesn't work, or you want to try an alternative method to calm your pet, give them these hemp chews. The natural calming treats help alleviate symptoms of anxiety and stress. They're great for traveling, long car rides, days that you know you will be gone for a while, during storms, and more.
Get Soapbox Brows With This Eyebrow Soap Kit
I, unfortunately, was born with pretty thin eyebrows. And it's all about the full fluffy brows these days. So I do what I can to fake it any way that I can. This eyebrow soap kit adds thickness, volume, and texture to your brows in seconds. With the small angled brushes, it's super easy to achieve the bushy look. Plus, the spoolie allows you to brush them out once you've got the desired look to blend for a more natural look.
These Earrings are So Daintyvia Amazon
I've always loved the look of dainty jewelry, yet I never really wore it until the last year or so. Once I realized how put-together it makes you feel, I was obsessed. Whether you're just starting in the jewelry world or you just want to add to your collection, these earrings are a great start.
Cure Dry Skin in an Instant With This Neutrogena Hydro Boost Winter Set
I've suffered from dry skin my entire life. It doesn't help that I live in the desert either. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost set is ideal for anyone that suffers from the same problem. It includes a hydrating cleansing gel, a water gel with hyaluronic acid, and a hand gel cream, so your entire body will be moisturized AF.
Bringing the Laundromat to Youvia Amazon
Have you ever been on vacation, and you needed to wash a top (or a pair of pants, or underwear, or whatever), and had no idea where the nearest laundromat was? Same. I got this little wash bag for my last vacation, and it was so worth it. I can wash whatever I bring with me, so I can even back lighter … but I probably still won't.
Cut Cable with This TV Antennavia Amazon
So many people have cut the cable cord over the past few years and why not? There are a zillion (I counted) streaming services out there to deliver a custom entertainment experience any time of the day or night. But, do you ever just want to watch your local stations? This TV antenna may be your solution. This isn't TV antenna circa 1970, though. This one has a stylish design and can be used indoors or out.
Grab All of the Lights for Less Than 20 Bucks
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White lights are so yesterday. These color-changing light bulbs show an array of 12 colors, from red to green to purple and back again. Equipped with a remote control, this four-pack of color-changing bulbs creates a captivating visual experience indoors or out. Change the brightness or light effects with the push of a button. One reviewer said, "Party at my house!"
Organize Your Medication and Never Miss a Dose When You Are On the Runvia Amazon
I've graduated to that state of adulthood that requires multiple pills at various times of the day. A weekly pill organizer like this one has been a huge time-saver for me because everything is in one place, and I can grab the day's medications, throw them in my bag and go. Separate compartments for morning and evening make it even easier to keep everything straight.
You're Never Going to Want to Take These Slippers Offvia Amazon
I got these slippers this past Christmas, and I haven't taken them off since–even now, in the middle of summer. I wear them from the minute I wake up to the minute I go to sleep. They're so comfortable that I've even walked out of the house in them once or twice.
This Brush is the Ultimate Detangler (and it Doesn't Hurt)via Amazon
If you've always struggled with tangled hair and/or breakage, then you need this brush. With its two-tiered, soft-flex teeth, it gently detangles your hair with up to 5x less breakage. This is especially helpful for anyone with fine, thin hair or even toddlers.
Improve Audio With This Affordable Sound Bar for TVvia Amazon
This is a nice audio upgrade if you're currently just using the TV's built-in speakers. This Sound Bar for TV has a slim, compact design that can be wall-mounted or set on a shelf below the TV. Connects via Bluetooth or the included cable.
These Liquid Ant Baits are Amazingly Effectivevia Amazon
Last summer, I had a major ant problem and tried a bunch of products before finding these Liquid Ant Baits. They were easy, clean, and worked the best by far! I'm not the only satisfied customer; they've earned over 40,000 positive ratings on Amazon.
This Makeup Bag Can Hold So Much Stuff
If you're reading this list, there's a good chance you already have a lot of beauty products at home. And with summer ramping up, it's time to jet off to new places and soak up the warm weather. But how are you expected to leave all of your beloved products at home? With this makeup bag, you don't have to. It has adjustable compartments and plenty of room to store your eyeshadow palettes, lipstick, bronzers, foundation, you name it.
These Toilet Tablets Do the Dirty Work for Youvia Amazon
Raise your hand if you love cleaning your toilet. Yeah...that's what I figured. But with these toilet tablets, it's as easy as dropping one in, flushing, and going about your day. They use the power of bleach to pulverize germs and leave your bowl sparkly and fresh. Where have these been all my life?!
This Miniature Mushroom Farm is 100% Organicvia Amazon
100% organic, and non-GMO, this miniature mushroom farm is fun for the entire family — or even just you, sitting alone in that one-bedroom apartment. And if your apartment doesn't have a ton of light? Not a problem, as the mushrooms only need indirect sunlight in order to flourish.
There Are So Many Pretty Colors to Choose From in These NYX Eyeshadow Palettesvia Amazon
I've got the Brights version of this eyeshadow palette, and the colors are to-die-for! If you want something a little more suited for daily use, the Cool or Warm Neutrals palettes are a great choice. Lunar New Year and Phoenix look amazing, too! Each palette has 16 different colors to play with -- some matte, some satin, some glitter. Buyers rate these 4.6 stars.