Most of the time, I’m a
very deliberate person. I look before I leap, I think long and hard about my decisions, and I’m a master of pros and cons lists. Unfortunately, however, all of that goes out the window when I’m confronted with the countless amazing bargains on Amazon. After all, when products are affordable, come straight to my door, and are actually really cool, even the most deliberate among us can’t resist a few impulse buys.
But I’ve found a way around this — a method that both eases my guilt and helps me locate the brilliant products that’ll
actually improve my life: I consult other Amazon buyers’ wish lists. That way, someone else does all the deliberation for me, and I can see at a glance which products are actually worth my time. If hundreds (or sometimes thousands) of people can’t wait to get their hands on something, I can tuck my pros and cons list into my back pocket for a while.
If you, like me, have trouble resisting all of the clever products on Amazon, do yourself a favor and narrow down your options with these genius items that are most added to Amazon wish lists, and bring on the perfectly calculated impulse buys you won’t regret.
These Rug Grippers To Prevent Curling, Slipping, & Tripping
It’s a simple solution, but past buyers have called them “life-changing,” “absolutely fabulous,” and “literally the BEST purchase.” These
Home Techpro rug grippers peel and stick onto the corners of just about any rug, so it instantly becomes flat, trip-proof, and slip-resistant. Their adhesive works on just about all hard floors, and each order comes with four pieces — enough for any one square or rectangular rug.
This Convenient Laundry Bag For Shoes That Secures To Your Dryer’s Door
Frustrated by how quickly sneakers seem to get dirty? This clever
dryer wash bag makes it so easy and effective to keep your kicks looking like new. The elastic bands let you secure it to the dryer door to keep your shoes from banging around. As one reviewer described it: “GREAT alternative to having gym/running shoes beat up the inside of the dryer and possibly – as we have experienced – throw a shoe with such force that it knocks the dryer door open and ejects the shoe(s)”
This Zester & Grater That’s “Freaking Amazing”
What’s so special about a cheese grater?
This one in particular has more than 16,000 reviews because of its razor-sharp stainless steel blade, which won’t rust even when tossed in the dishwasher. It also has a textured, comfortable-grip handle and works with virtually no pressure on your part. Oh, and it comes with a lifetime warranty. “Look no further,” one reviewer wrote. “This zester is freaking amazing.”
This Shoe Organizer That Holds 16 Pairs
Moteph shoe organizer holds 16 pairs at once. It also keeps them clean and visible with its transparent plastic cover — but unlike most other options, it allows you to hide your footwear-clutter in a sleek, visually pleasing way. It also folds up for convenient storage, has reinforced handles so you can pull it off a shelf, and comes with removable dividers if you want to use it for handbags, bras, toys, .
This Super-Compact USB Wall Charger
This is not your average charging brick. For one, the
Nekmit wall charger is ultra-thin and flat so it won’t get in the way of your second outlet. For another, it has a three-prong design that stays securely plugged in, and finally, it has two USB ports and smart IC technology that detects your devices’ output to offer the fastest charging speeds without overdoing it. Get it in white, black, or red.
These Patches That Help Flatten Blemishes Quickly
Got a stray blemish that’s popped up overnight? Cover it with one of these
patches. The hydrocolloid dressing absorbs pus to help it flatten out quickly, and you can even blend them underneath makeup for a seamless look — all for less than $6.
These $9 Pillowcases With 159,000+ Reviews
How can you ignore over 150,000 ratings — especially when over 70% of them are five stars? These
Bedsure pillowcases are made from cooling, silky satin, so they’re breathable for the hot sleeper and luxurious-looking for the interior designer. They’re also resistant to friction so they pamper your skin and hair while you sleep. Get this set of two in four sizes and dozens of colors.
These Best-Selling Baking Mats For Easy Cleanup
Forget single-use parchment paper and never again have to scrape your pans clean. These
baking mats are a number-one best-seller because they’re nonstick without oil, oven-safe up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit, and help you get a golden, even bake on everything from cookies to chicken. “How did I ever manage without these?” one reviewer asked.
This Rechargeable Label Maker You’ll Be Obsessed With
Seriously boost your organization game with the
NiiMbot label maker, which lets you create custom labels from your smartphone. It is USB-rechargeable, and comes in green, pink, black, or white. “I’m obsessed with this thing!” one reviewer wrote. Another noted, “I used this to label all of my spice jars & loose tea.”
This Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack That Won’t Take Up Counter Space
You need a place to dry dishes and glasses, but if you already lack kitchen space, storing them on counters feels like a waste of precious space. This
roll-up dish drying rack is made of sturdy stainless steel and can be positioned over your sink, where wet dishes can drip and not muck up counters. When you’re not using it, simply roll it up and store it in a cabinet until you need it again. This genius kitchen tool boasts more than 24,000 reviews.
This Affordable Food Processor That Does It All
A powerful food processor could cost you upwards of $150 — which explains
Hamilton Beach’s popularity. Despite its $40 price tag, this can slice, shred, mince, and puree up to 8 cups at once, so of course, it has over 11,000 reviews and best-selling status. It’s also been called the “nut butter king,” “surprisingly powerful […] for this price level,” and “just as good as much more expensive, higher-end food processors.”
These Brilliant Meal Prep Freezer Trays
Freezing leftovers is a great way to store them long-term, but usually, that means you have to defrost the whole container before you can use any of it.
Souper Cubes change all that. Thanks to the flexible silicone design and four individual compartments, you can pop out a single 1-cup serving of soup, sauce, or stock. They’re also dishwasher-safe for easy cleanup and have lids to prevent leaks in the freezer.
A Self-Standing Reverse Umbrella With A Hands-Free Handle
Thanks to the unique C-shaped handle of this
reverse umbrella (which slides up your arm), you can hold your coffee or answer a phone call in the rain with ease. The umbrella offers complete protection from the wind with its break-resistant fiberglass frame. Plus, its reverse folding style can stand on its own and it comes in many colorful designs within the listing.
This Lint Roller With 104,000+ 5-Star Reviews
To keep your clothes, carpets, and upholstery fuzz-free, pick up this
lint roller that does a great job at removing pet hair as well. Instead of dealing with sticky sheets, the reusable tool traps even the tiniest strands. It all collects in the back chamber which can be easily emptied with the push of a button.
These Heel Sleeves That Deeply Moisturize Cracked Skin
For an at-home spa experience, pick up this pair of
moisturizing heel sleeves. Their gel lining is made with ingredients like aloe vera, shea butter, and mineral oils that work together to relieve cracked heels and even help get rid of calluses. The warmth of your skin releases the oils; wear them for just 20 minutes a day to see results.
An Windproof Electric Lighter That Works At Any Angle
electric lighter can spark at any angle and in nearly any weather. Using powerful plasma technology, the handheld device is windproof and able to last for hundreds of uses on a single charge. It’s also extremely lightweight, making it the perfect camping companion. Use either of the two power buttons (located on top and bottom) for safe and flameless light.
The Best-Selling Popcorn Popper On Amazon
Made from sturdy borosilicate glass and BPA-free plastic, the
Ecolution mini microwave popcorn maker turns loose kernels into fast, delicious popcorn. Use the three-in-one lid to measure kernels, cover while popping, and melt toppings, while the wide mouth and ergonomic handle are ideal for pouring and serving. It also comes in tons of cool colors. No wonder it’s a number-one best-seller in popcorn poppers.
Some Cut-Resistant Gloves That Protect Your Hands
Dowellife cut-resistant gloves protect your fingers in the kitchen while you’re working with knives or graters, but they can also prevent splinters during DIY jobs and injuries during gardening. How? They’re made from a special elastic nylon that still allows for a secure fit and optimal dexterity — but they provide a level-five cut-resistance that’s 10-times stronger than your average glove.
Available sizes: Small — X-Large
A Matte Paint Available In 50 Colors & 3 Sizes
For an easy home makeover, pick up a 4-, 16-, or 32-ounce jar of this
chalk-style paint. It’s available in 50 beautiful colors, all of which are easy to blend and will leave behind a chic, lasting matte finish. The formula is free of phthalates and formaldehyde. It takes just 30 minutes to dry.
This Shower Mirror That Won’t Fog Up
You can save time and minimize mess by grooming in the shower, but your average mirror won’t cut it. Cue the
HoneyBull fogless mirror, which — you guessed it — won’t fog up in the presence of heat, moisture, and steam. It also has a strong but removable suction cup for damage-free installation onto most smooth surfaces, and it swivels so you can find your ideal angle. Currently, it has over 14,000 reviews and a 4.3-star overall rating.
A Strainer That Stores Easily & Works With All Cookware
I’m obsessed with my
Snap N Strain strainer, and according to its thousands of reviews, top ratings, and best-selling status, countless other buyers are too. This flexible silicone solution clasps onto a huge range of cookware, so you can strain everything from pasta and potatoes to chopped meat and salad. It’s also heat-resistant and way easier to store than your average colander.
These Light Curtains To Transform Your Space
Thumb through all of the
customer images for these fairy light curtains, and you’ll be ridiculously inspired to transform your own space. People have used these bright, cascading LEDs to warm up their reading nooks, make whimsical bedrooms, beautify outdoor wedding ceremonies, and create magical holiday displays. They’re waterproof, remote-controlled, and have eight different lighting modes.
This Super Popular Wireless Charger — That’s Only $10
It costs just $10, but buyers can’t stop raving about this
Qi-certified wireless charger, which is apparently fast, safe, and compact. It’s compatible with iPhones and Samsungs alike (using the right adapters), and it’ll charge your phone straight through most cases. Since the green LED turns off after a few seconds, it’s also sleep-friendly, unlike some competing options.
A Comfy Leg-Elevating Pillow With A Washable Cover
Need a way to improve circulation and comfort while you sleep, watch TV, or read? This
foam-topped leg elevation pillow is made from high-density foam and offers support to your legs, giving them some much-needed relief. Plus, it’s cooling, breathable, and has a machine-washable cover.
These Bags That Save You Some Serious Storage Space
Put your stuff in
these compression bags and hand-roll them to squeeze out every last drop of air; after that, your seasonal clothes, puffy comforters, and bulky towels become infinitely easier to store. They also protect against dust, bugs, and dampness, but they’re not just for storage — use them while packing a suitcase to fit more essentials in a smaller space.
These Motion Sensor Lights That Are Perfect For Late-Night Bathroom Trips
If you often get up in the night to use the bathroom or grab a glass of water, consider adding these
wireless lights to your stairwell. These lights have motion sensors that can detect motion up to ten feet away and will shut off after 30 seconds of no motion. You’ll get six of these lights in your order, so you can place a few on any stairwell you need a guiding light in the middle of the night.
This Adjustable Heated Eye Mask That’s So Relaxing
“Best mask for dry eye and blepharitis,” one reviewer wrote. Others said, “works great for sinus headaches” and “I experience deep relaxation and a great night’s sleep after.” Needless to say, this
heated eye mask is a cult favorite on Amazon for a wide variety of reasons. The exterior is made from cotton, the interior has self-adjusting flax seeds, the strap is adjustable, and the controller lets you choose between three different temperatures.
A Ziplock Bag Organizer To Keep A More Organized Cabinet
If you’re used to opening up kitchen cabinets to find Ziplock boxes of various sizes spilling out, there’s a better way. This
Ziplock bag storage organizer features four separate compartments where you can neatly stash gallon, quart, sandwich, and snack bags — all in an attractive and eco-friendly bamboo board. You can reconfigure the four separate storage slots however best suits your cabinets or counters and they’ve earned an impressive 4.8-star rating.
This Clever Pooper Scooper With An Extra-Long Handle
At 36 inches tall, this
pooper scooper keeps you from having to constantly bend down to pick up dog waste. The set comes with both a rake and tray with a rust-proof metal and aluminum build. Once you’re done cleaning up, use the storage clip to snap them together and hang them from either of their top loops.
These ‘90s-Inspired Rectangular Sunglasses That Are A Total Bargain
All things ‘90s are back in style, including these
vintage rectangular sunglasses. They come in a pack of two for $16, even though they offer UV protection and are both durable and fashionable. Opt for the black and leopard print or go for something bolder. They also come in packs of one.
This Insulated Lunch Box For Bringing Leftovers To Work
Save money on lunches out while you’re at the office with this
insulated lunch tote. This bag is 25% larger than traditional lunch boxes, allowing optimal space for tons of snacks or food storage containers. With a carrying handle, durable exterior, rip-resistant lining, and insulated interior that keeps food hot or cold, you can’t go wrong with this lunch tote.
This Eyebrow Soap For Full, Long-Lasting Texture
It’s initially transparent, but when worked through the brows with the included brushes, this
eyebrow soap nourishes the follicles and creates full, waterproof texture for long-lasting styling. “My brows stay fluffy and full all day long. I no longer fill them, they look so full! Love this product,” one reviewer wrote. You also get two tins with each order, and a little goes a very long way.
A Battery-Operated Power Scrubber With An Ergonomic Handle
In order to complete a heavy-duty cleaning session with eases, reach for this
handheld power scrubber. The strong brush head oscillates 60 times per second and — thanks to its size and shape — can get between grout lines, corners, crevices, and other tight spaces. It features a comfortable grip thanks to the ergonomic handle.
An Electric Crockpot Lunch Box With A 4.7-Star Overall Rating
Pack leftovers in this
Crockpot electric lunch box to save money and enjoy a lunch upgrade while you’re at work or out. The lunch box has a 20-ounce capacity and a sealing travel lid to prevent leaking and a tote handle for easy transport. Plug it in at your desk and the contents will heat up in minutes. When you get home, toss the removable food container into the dishwasher for easy cleaning.
These Blackout Curtains That Come In 45 Colors & 18 Sizes
These highly rated
NICETOWN blackout curtains are designed to block out up to 99% of light, and thanks to their advanced triple-weave fabric, they also help to insulate your home against outside noises and drafts. They feature metal grommets and come in tons of sizes and colors, all for a surprisingly budget-friendly price.
These Easy-To-Use Trays That Make Trendy Round Ice
These aren’t your average
ice cube trays — they make trendy round cubes for aesthetically pleasing beverages. Unlike other circular ice makes that require you to use an awkward small hole, this tray has a genius lid that presses out excess water. It’s easy to get your frozen cubes out of the durable plastic, and when you do, you can store them in the included bin and get the out with the handy scoop.
This Brilliant Fridge Drawer Insert For Storing Items In Baggies
hanging pull-out drawer for fridges is a brilliant find for anyone who need a better storage system for their fridge. It holds 11 bags and containers in total (and up to 15 pounds) so you can really maximize your drawer space. “We used to have all of our cheeses and bags in a pyrex container in the fridge very unorganized,” wrote one reviewer. “This device makes it so easy to see what we have, how much we have, and easy to grab and put back. No directions were needed i installed in less than a minute!”
This Organizer That Helps You Tidy Up Messy trunks
too easy to just move clutter from your backseat to the trunk — but with this organizer, you’ll at least be able to keep that clutter looking tidy. It also works great when transporting groceries, as the reinforced walls won’t let them spill out. Plus, adjustable straps keep it from sliding around while you drive.
This Electric Can Opener That’s “Life-Changing”
Maybe you’re worried about sharp edges. Maybe you struggle with a manual can opener, or maybe you’re just sick of using them. Whichever is the case, the
Kitchen Mama electric can opener is a must-buy. It uses batteries and a sharp but safe mechanism to automatically cut the side of the can , all at the press of a button. “This can opener has changed my life,” one reviewer wrote. “It’s incredibly easy to use and it’s nice that it cuts the top off completely without leaving any sharp edges.”
A Highly Rated Solid Wood Planter For Indoors & Out
Handcrafted from 100% acacia wood, this
planter box will add a rustic and welcoming feel to your home. It’s perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. The box is equipped with a drainage hole so that whatever you place inside won’t sit in soggy soil. It can be assembled without additional tools as well.
These Aesthetically Pleasing Mixing Bowls That Are Easy To Store
mixing bowls have it all. They come in six convenient sizes for meal prep and food storage, they have matching lids to keep your food fresher for longer, and they’re made of durable BPA-free plastic that’s easy to clean. Beyond that practicality, they nest neatly together for seamless storage and have an ombre design that’s a totally sleek vibe fit for any kitchen.
A Pastry Mat That Makes It Easy To Clean Up After Baking
Don’t let sticky pieces of dough and clumps of flour ruin your countertops during the baking process. This
silicone pastry mat is the item that every baker needs in order to keep their kitchen clean and prep their breads, cakes, cookies and more in the most efficient way. It’s nonstick (perfect for rolling out dough) and comes with measurements and substitution options printed on the surface for your convenience.
An Extender For Your Car’s Sun Visor That Gives Your Eyes A Break
Nothing’s more frustrating while driving than having the sun blaring into your eyeballs, preventing you from seeing the road. This
sun visor extender adds extra blockage from the sun, giving your eyes a break and allowing for a safer drive to your destination. It’s universal in size and easy to attach to your car’s visor — just wrap the straps around it and adjust accordingly.
This Tofu Press That Won’t Cause Cracks
tofu press will make the process of draining this plant-based protein easier than stacking a bunch of heavy cans on top of a plate. Beyond having a simple twist design that’s spring loaded, this tofu press has a bottom compartment to catch the water, saving you from messy cleanup. And, it’s so seamless, it’ll press your tofu without causing it to crack or crumble.
This Bathroom Organizer That Mounts On Your Wall
For added storage in a tight bathroom, this
wall-mounted bathroom organizer has drawers and sections for everything. There’s even a built-in toothpaste dispenser. Tuck your bathroom items into the sliding drawer and keep out your lotions, soaps, and perfumes. There’s a spot for everything.
An Electric Lighter That’s Fully Rechargeable
In my opinion, every household should have at least
one of these — but they’re a total non-negotiable if you’re sick of wet matches and empty lighters. They’re fully USB-rechargeable, and their electric spark works despite moisture and wind. Basically, they allow you to light your grill, campfire, or candles at the press of a button. Choose between four colors, each made from high-grade aluminum.
This Nonstick Frying Pan For Less Than $25
This nonstick and
Teflon-free frying pan is so versatile, you’ll use it to cook everything from eggs to pasta sauce to grilled cheese. It’s designed with a chic granite look and it’s easy to clean. Plus, it comes with a matching lid to keep messy splatters contained. It’s available in larger sizes and different colors within the listing.
This $15 Sharpener That Makes Your Knives “Like New”
If you can’t afford to replace all of your knives right now, the
SHARPAL sharpener is the next best thing. “Within 30 minutes of delivery I had all my dull knives sharpened like new,” one reviewer wrote. It offers three different stages: tungsten carbide for edge setting, ceramic for fine honing, and a tungsten grinder for scissors. Underneath, there’s a suction-cup design so the sharpener stays put while you work.
This Set Of Chic Vintage-Inspired Mugs
vintage-inspired mugs add a bit of style to your glassware, but are made of embossed lead-free glass. These hold 14 ounces each, and they come with two matching spoons. They’re available in several colors within the listing.
These Foot Peels That Leave Skin Feeling Oh-So Soft
Don’t have time for a pedicure? You don’t have to put up with flaking feet — just let them soak in these
peels. Over the next two weeks that outer flaking layer will begin to peel away, revealing the soft skin underneath. One reviewer even wrote that it’s “worth more than any pedicure you can receive if you’re wanting to rid of dead skin.”
The Car Phone Mount A Rideshare Driver Swears By
iOttie car mount works with just about any smartphone and any car. The base is a strong and reusable suction cup, which securely attaches to your dashboard without causing damage. Plus, the holder has an adjustable arm and an easy one-touch release, so you can just grab your phone and go. Currently, it has over 58,000 reviews, and one Uber driver wrote, “This has made it a lot easier for me to drive and accept rides without taking my eyes off the road.”
The Lunch Container That Thought Of Everything
The base has a roomy bowl for main dishes, while the insert has four compartments for toppings, sides, and dressings. Then, there’s the lock-on lid, which prevents leaks and keeps your meal fresh — plus it has a spot for the built-in reusable fork. The
Bentgo lunch container is BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, and comes in eight different color options.
This Sleek & Minimalist Paper Towel Holder
paper towel holders look like an eyesore in your kitchen, this one from Dr. Catch blends seamlessly into your decor. It’s offered in several sleek finishes from stainless steel to rose gold to muted black. The best part? It can be installed without a drill on almost any wall type. It’s no wonder more than 10,000 Amazon reviewers have given this humble kitchen accessory a perfect five-star rating.
A Self-Cleaning Grooming Brush
grooming brush will make the process of de-shedding your pup easier than ever. It has stainless steel bristles that gently remove mats and tangles on both long- and short-haired pets. Once you’re done, you can retract the bristles with the push of a button so that the collection of fur and debris slides right off.
This Lap Desk That’s Specially Designed For Laptops
lap desks are created equal — this one features a non-slip surface that’s been reinforced with a heat shield to help keep your laptop from overheating. It also has a retractable mouse pad. And at less than 3 pounds, you shouldn’t have any problem taking it with you when traveling.
These Clips That Are Designed For Thick Hair
Buyers love these
claw clips because the resin is strong and the nonslip design actually stays put throughout the day. You can get them in three different color sets. “I have very thick and curly hair and the clips hold position all day,” one reviewer wrote.
This Mini Appliance For Perfect Rice Every Time
If you can’t seem to achieve fluffy, perfectly cooked rice, you’re not alone — which is probably why the
Dash mini rice cooker has a 4.5-star overall rating and more than 16,000 reviews. “Gives me perfect rice every time,” one reviewer wrote. “It is so incredibly easy to use,” another commented, and “the finish on the metal practically cleans itself.” Best of all, it’s smaller than most other models for easy storage, and when your side dish is done, the machine automatically switches to warm mode. If you don’t love the mint green, it also comes in pink, red, white, and black.
A Magnetic Wristband That Holds Onto Nuts & Bolts
magnetic wristband during your next DIY project, and you’ll always have a convenient place to keep nuts, bolts, or even drill bits. One size fits most, as the velcro clasp is easily adjustable. Plus, it’s made from tough nylon that’s unlikely to tear.
This Adjustable Monitor Stand That Organizes Your Stuff
Small desk? No problem. The
Klearlook foldable monitor stand creates additional storage and organization space out of thin air — and it improves your posture by raising your monitor up into a more ergonomic position. It can support up to 55 pounds; it’s adjustable so you can choose between three different widths; and it has a drawer, pen holder, and device holder for your stuff.
This Customizable Canvas Tote That’s Shockingly Affordable
There’s just something about a monogrammed gift that feels a touch above. Now you can get that look for a shockingly affordable price point with this chic
canvas tote. It’s reinforced at the seams and bottom to ensure it can withstand years of daily use, and it can be gifted for so many occasions from birthdays to baby showers to bachelorette parties. One fan gushed, “This bag is my go to for birthday gifts. I’ve given it to several friend with their initial. Everyone has raved over it.”
This Ultra-Strong Double-Sided Tape For Hanging Almost Anything
Whether you want to hang a poster or a shelf, this
double-sided acrylic tape is up for the task. It sticks to almost any surface, from tile to glass to plaster (and more), and peels off without leaving annoying residue behind. One reviewer summed it best, “This tape is amazing. Sticks to everything and also holds enough weight for most items.”
These Silicone Brushes That Tackle Cracked Lips
When lip balm alone isn’t cutting it, you’ve got these
lip-exfoliating brushes. They’re designed to remove dry, cracked skin so your lips feel healthier and softer — but since they’re made from silicone, they’re gentle and hygienic. Reviewers have called them a “life-changing tool” and say they’ve gotten “plumper, pinker lips in one use.” It’s even designed to help lipstick go on more smoothly.
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This article was originally published on
April 25, 2021