It's hard to imagine that there was a time when Amazon was solely a destination for books. Now, it's become a shopping go to for just about everything. Couple that with a Prime subscription, and you very quickly end up with an ordering addiction like mine! There's just nothing quite like the variety of options and ease of shopping.
Of course, browsing millions of items also makes it difficult to sort through what works and what doesn't. That's why I've put together this list of my must-have items that I simply cannot live without. Each and every one of these purchases lived up to the social media hype and has vastly improved my life, from my skincare routine to cooking at home to snuggle time with the best pair of slippers I own.
Getting up in the morning is hard enough as it is. While you may typically immediately reach for your cup of coffee, once you have this LATME Ice Roller, it is likely to take precedence. Face ice rollers have had quite the moment after going viral as the must-have morning routine tool, and rightfully so. Store it in the freezer and grab in the morning to roll away any sleep puffiness from your eyes. It can even help with headaches and migraines when rolled across your forehead. It is an immediate wake-up jolt that leaves you feeling and looking more awake.
During quarantine, these galaxy sky lights had everyone in a chokehold. Well, the obsession lives on. Turning your bedroom into a vibe-y escape is priceless. The Rosetta Star Projector is the best pick as it allows you to customize the color and stars with a remote that has multiple color combination options for the right vibe for you. It even doubles as a speaker, connecting to your phone to play music. Or if you'd rather, it also comes with a selection of white noises to help you fall asleep.
Another TikTok viral staple is the CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser. Cleansers can get pretty expensive, but luckily this budget-friendly option is a fan favorite regardless of its affordability. The gentle non-foaming cleanser is suitable for all skin types, and it is formulated with hyaluronic acid and ceramides that work to deeply hydrate your skin and repair your moisture barrier. This is one of those rare face washes that won't leave your skin feeling stripped and will leave it soft and moisturized instead.
Getting to the gym can often be a daunting task, and we all wish we had one right in our living rooms. Well, you may not be able to get a full gym in there, but this handy, foldable treadmill is a great way to get your steps in without leaving the comfort of your home. The versatile 2-in-1 foldable treadmill can easily be stored underneath your sofa and can be whipped out whether you want to get your work done while standing or just get doses of movement in throughout your day. The 5-layer non-slip belt is safe and easy to use, and you can use Bluetooth to connect your phone to it as well.
Since you have an at-home treadmill to get your steps in, now all you need is something to track them. Fitness watches are a great addition to your life to get your health in check. With the Fitbit Versa 2, you can track everything from your sleep and heart rate to your exercises and daily steps. The waterproof device can connect to your music streaming platform, payment methods, and other fitness apps to help you track everything in one place.
There are countless earbuds on the market at a wide variety of price points, but there's no denying that the best of the best title goes to Beats' Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds. Especially perfect for exercise, these earbuds wrap around the back of your ear for security so you don't have to worry about them popping out all the time. They are sweat and water-resistant, and offer you up to nine hours of listening time. The Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds also offer you spatial audio, which allows you to fully immerse yourself in your music.
Considering how many athelisure brands exist on the market, it's always impressive to see Amazon offer some seriously competitive options that often trump them. While there are plenty to choose from, my personal favorite Amazon pick for workout leggings has to be the SEASUM High Waisted Seamless Leggings. These leggings are super flattering, especially with the crescent shading at the top of your thighs and the seam that lifts your booty. They feel super lightweight and seamless while still being squat-proof!
Well, now that I've mentioned a fair few workout items, it's time for a little post-workout R&R option. In an ideal world, we'd all be able to get massages on the regular, but in reality this Shiatsu Massager can get the job done daily. This electric back, neck, and shoulder massage somehow mimics the kneading motion of knuckles as it loosens up any knots in your body. It feels incredible, and even offers a heating option that is perfect for cozy self-care nights.
This pick makes just about everyone's life easier. After going viral on TikTok, vegetable choppers have become the new must-have kitchen staple, and once you try Fullstar's Vegetable Chopper, you won't be able to go back. This chopping container comes with four blade options that are perfect for chopping your veggies into any shape and size you need. All you have to do is place your veggie in there and slam the lid down to fill up the container with professionally prepped vegetables. It saves so much time and helps you skip the most dreaded part of cooking!
Now, this one is a little treat more than a necessity. Although, having cute mini waffles daily is arguably a necessity. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker is a super easy-to-use tool that is small and easy to store. The non-stick base makes waffle-making super easy, and you can throw just about anything in here-I've even tried making crispy rice bases in it and it works perfectly! It only takes a few minutes, and this is also a perfect gift for your breakfast-loving friend.
Bio-Oil is a body care staple I can never live without. The skincare oil is truly a cure-all. It is perfect to use if you have any scars or stretch marks that need healing. With consistent use of this oil, you'll notice visible results. Packed with powerful vitamin A oil, vitamin E oil, chamomile oil, sunflower oil, and lavender oil, this works as an anti-inflammatory oil that helps soothe and hydrate your body while brightening and evening out your skin tone. It is a miracle-worker for repairing skin damage, and can even be used on your face for acne scarring or hyperpigmentation.
People are constantly discovering Amazon dupes for popular but expensive bodysuits, but Reoria's Sleeveless Racerback Halter Neck Bodysuit does it best. This bodysuit comes in 18 colors and is a high-neck thong bodysuit that is truly completely seamless. It molds to your body beautifully, and the thickness of the double-layered fabric helps it cinch you in all the right places while also keeping it from being see-through. This is hands down the only white bodysuit I can safely wear and never worry about!
You often see plenty of Ugg dupes, but what you rarely experience is one that manages to mimic their unmatched comfort. That is, until you try Cushionaire's Pull-On Boot. These boots not only look like the classical Uggs, but their soft faux fur lining feels just as cozy and snug. The boots come in premium soft, genuine suede leather that is completely water-resistant. These actually trump Uggs because they're much easier to slip on!
Eyelash growth treatments tend to get very pricey, but this super affordable DHC Eyelash Tonic is my favorite when it comes to seeing results. This conditioning gel is easy to use as it's packaged in a mascara tube. The formula itself is made with ginseng, comfrey, aloe, and Swertia japonica that work to deeply condition your lashes and keep them at their healthiest. The treatment claims to work to improve the health of your existing lashes, but I always notice impressive lash growth when I use this consistently.
Ah, the trusty Revlon One-Step Volumizer. Once you try it, you simply can't go back. This budget-friendly hair tool is a fan-favorite hot air brush for a reason. This dries your hair in no time while giving it an extra zhuzh of volume. The Ionic+Ceramic technology smooths your hair out, leaving it sleek and shiny with no frizz. The best part is the brush itself, which uses a combination of nylon pin and tufted bristles to grab every last hair strand and make sure your finished result is completely smooth hair all over. It also allows you to get right to the root for some extra volume.
Will the reign of air fryers ever end? Unlikely. The game-changing kitchen device is quickly becoming a must-have, with social media flooded full of deliciously tempting recipes you're bound to crack and buy one. Well, when you do, make sure it's the Ninja DZ401 Air Fryer. This is the air fryer to end all air fryers. With two independent baskets, this is perfect for getting your entire meal cooking at the same time. It even includes DualZone technology that allows both foods to finish at the same time. This air fryer even comes with six cooking method options: Air Fry, Air Broil, Roast, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate.
Before the Stanley Cup came the Hydro Flask. The simple bottle that has had everyone in a chokehold for years now is definitely one of my favorite Amazon purchases. It's simple enough. The bottle holds an impressive amount of water and manages to successfully keep it cold all day long. I must admit, the most fun part of owning a Hydro Flask is decorating it with cute stickers. Aside from being my emotional support water bottle, the Hydro Flask is the best choice because of its impressive leak-proof design and strap that makes it easy to carry around at all times - which you'll definitely want to do.
If you're like me, you've likely liked and saved countless We're Not Really Strangers Instagram posts. They just have a way of beautifully putting feelings into words like no other, so when they released a card game based on their heavy-hitting topics and questions, it was an immediate must-buy. This card game is the gift that keeps giving. Not only is it fun to play, but it bonds you and brings you closer to anyone you play it with. Tackling important and deep questions, this game really is the best way to ensure you're far from strangers with anyone you share it with.
Many of us are still mostly working from home. While working from home definitely has its pros, like the freedom and flexibility of time and space, it also comes with cons. A big one for me was back and neck pain. That's why this Soundance Laptop Stand has been a huge lifesaver for me. Elevating your laptop to eye level, this laptop stand will drastically improve your posture and stop you from ending up in strange pretzel positions after hours of staring at your screen.
Making the transition to a fully smart home is understandably intimidating, but adding a little dose of a smart home with Amazon's fan-favorite Echo device is only going to improve your life. I rely on my Echo for just about everything. From playing music to turning off smart light bulbs linked to it and even making calls. Being able to yell out at your new bestie Alexa for anything you need is definitely an improvement without the technical difficulties. The Echo 4th Gen is even compatible with Fire TV devices, so you can enjoy a movie with a surround sound effect!
Speaking of Fire TV… Amazon's very own Fire TV Stick is one of the most convenient and simple additions to your life. Providing vibrant 4K Ultra HD quality, this TV stick allows you to stream from your favorite platforms, such as Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and even YouTube, all in one place. Turn your TV into a Smart TV by just inserting this USB stick. The Fire TV Stick can even be connected to your Echo device, allowing you to control any other smart devices in your home.
When a beauty product goes viral on TikTok, it's best to stay skeptical, but even I was wowed by how well DEROL's Lip Plumpers actually worked. This duo of a mini lip plumper and mini lip care serum have truly been game changers for my lip game. The plumper is not for the faint of heart. This will definitely sting, but it also definitely noticeably plumps your lips. While I feel like the plumper itself leaves my lips feeling smooth and hydrated, the lip serum is a new night-time routine staple for me. Apply this before bed and you'll wake up with the softest lips you've ever had.
I've found that having a mindless hobby that allows my brain to drift away is an absolute need for me, and recently that's been adult coloring books. Throwing it back to childhood and grabbing your coloring pencils will do your mental health a world of good, but coloring in pages as stunning as Johanna Basford's World of Flowers will also do your eyes a world of good. These beautiful, intricately drawn pages of floral patterns are stunning with or without coloring. It is definitely the best adult adaptation of coloring books I've seen.
An Amazon must-haves list simply wouldn't be complete without an electric toothbrush. Housing thousands of electric toothbrush options, it can be tricky to find the perfect one. Well, let me save you some time. It's Oral-B's Pro 1000 CrossAction Electric Toothbrush. This toothbrush pulsates to remove up to 300% more plaque than your regular toothbrush. It's super simple to use with only three modes that get the job done and even has a built-in two-minute timer to let you know when you've brushed your teeth for long enough.
We're all guilty of hoarding an unfathomable number of photos on our camera roll. We live in an era of documenting every little detail, but the problem is sometimes the important memories and moments get lost in the screenshot traffic. It makes you miss the days of digital cameras and printed photos. HP's Sprocket brings physical photographic memories back by allowing you instantly print out any photos from your phones. Just by connecting it to your phone, you can immediately print out that special photo before it gets lost in the camera roll. This especially makes for a great gift!