I've spent hours of my life digging into Amazon. There’s just something about the site that makes me excited — it’s probably because you can find just about anything there. My absolute favorite thing about it is that every category has a selection of the best Amazon products. If you’re like me and regularly get sucked into the black hole that is Amazon and come up with a shopping cart full of everything you never knew you needed, you’re probably familiar with the category breakdowns. Amazon splits its site into sections like Health and Beauty, Amazon Products, Clothing and Jewelry, Electronics, Books, and more — and you can find some pretty cool things there, like the popular Amazon Dot, an electronic toothbrush that syncs with your phone so you get the best brush possible, and a pack of essential oils that will leave you feeling super relaxed.
Scrolling through the Amazon Best Sellers page can be thrilling (especially when you find one that has over 1000 reviews). The site is updated based on what people are buying that moment, so you always have the chance to stumble on something you didn’t even know existed. It’s actually how I ended up with a bunch of the products in my room, like my beautiful Himalayan salt lamp, which emits the nicest warm glow and purifies the air.
If you’re looking for a bit of inspiration on things to buy in 2019, I’ve put together a selection of some of the best Amazon products — that way you won’t browse the site yourself, look down at your watch and realize countless hours have passed, you missed dinner and your favorite TV show.
What are you waiting for? Start shopping!
Sometimes you just need a moment to chill, and oil diffusers can be super relaxing. This elegantly designed diffuser makes your room smell amazing and inspires you to relax. It's super easy to use and adds moisture to your room, which is great in the winter time when you have the heat on and it's super dry. You can choose from seven different colors of light to create the ambiance you want in your bedroom or office. Just pop in your best essential oils (not included), switch it on, and wait while your room fills up with your favorite scent.
Now that you’ve got an essential oil diffuser, it’s time to pick up some essential oils. This set comes with lemongrass, peppermint, orange, lavender, eucalyptus, and tea tree. Each scent is perfect for different moods. If you want to chill out, pop in some lemongrass. If you’re looking to concentrate, a few drops of peppermint will do, and if you want to wake up feeling fresh, orange will be your go-to. Remember that a little goes a long way with these. You only need to place a drop or two into your diffuser or on your wrists for them to work their magic.
I don’t know about you, but I’m always losing makeup brushes. I travel a lot and am constantly forgetting them on hotel bathroom sinks, so a 14-piece makeup brush set is definitely one of Amazon’s best products for people like me. The best part is that this one is affordable yet well-reviewed. It comes with a Kabuki brush, brushes for foundation, eyeshadow, lip liner, blush, and powder. The set has everything you need to apply your makeup plus extras in case you’re like me and misplace yours all the time. Just remember to keep your brushes clean so they last longer.
Things are getting pretty high tech these days — even your toothbrush is brilliant. This Oral-B Pro 7500 electric toothbrush is part of the SmartSeries, which means it connects to an app on your phone via Bluetooth and tracks your brushing. It features five brushing modes, a pressure sensor, and it lasts up to fourteen days in between charges. It even comes with three replacement brush heads so you don’t have to buy them separately. Buyers love it and dentists love recommending it. One reviewer wrote, “I haven’t even scratched the surface of all the things this toothbrush does, and I’m already in love with it!”
23andMe DNA Test
I don’t think I’m the only person who's fascinated by DNA, and 23andMe has a test that shows you so much more than where you’re from. With this kit, you get a report of genetic health risks, ancestry, wellness, carrier status, and traits (over 85 reports in total). That’s a whole lot of knowledge for a spit test.. After you get your kit and send back your swab, you’ll receive your results online in six to eight weeks.
One of my favorite things in my bedroom is my Himalayan salt lamp. It emits a beautiful light and it’s perfect as a nightlight. I leave it on when I’m out so my roommate's cat isn’t sitting in complete darkness as he roams around the house and in and out of my room. The great thing about these lamps is they also act as natural air purifiers. Because we have a cat in the house, it can get a bit stinky at times and it genuinely keeps the smell from seeping into my room, which is a great selling point.
Is it just me, or can hard boiling eggs be tough? I can’t count the number of times I’ve cracked an egg while putting it in a pot of boiling water, or that I accidentally took eggs off the heat too early or too late. Well, thanks to this amazing Amazon product in the kitchen section, your eggs will come out perfect every time. Use this rapid egg cooker to make six hard, medium, and soft-boiled eggs. You can also make poached eggs, omelettes, or scrambled eggs with ease as it comes with a poaching and omelette tray. All you need to do is load up your eggs, press the "on" button, and wait. You’re left with perfectly cooked eggs.
Stop wasting a whole pot of coffee each morning and get your hands on a Keurig. This one brews single cups of coffee in minutes with the help of your favorite pods. Just stick in the pod, add water to the filter, and press your preferred mug size for the perfect cup. Program it the night before so you wake up to a hot cup of coffee waiting for you in the kitchen. The K-Cups are great because there are over 400 varieties of coffee pods to choose from. You can even brew up some tea or hot cocoa if the mood strikes!
It's no wonder that over 28,500 people have reviewed this mini pressure cooker. Make yogurt, cook rice, steam, sauté, slow cook, and pressure cook all of your favorite foods with ease. Simply stick your ingredients inside and choose the setting you want to use. This amazing little appliance will monitor the pressure, temperature, and adjust time to ensure you end up with the tastiest meal possible. My friend has one of these and she can just pop some ingredients in there and slow cook it all day while she’s at work and out running errands (must be nice). It’s the perfect tool to help you eat healthy.
After you get your Echo Dot, Alexa will be your best friend. You’ll find yourself sitting in bed talking to your speaker saying, “Alexa, what’s the weather?” If you keep it in your living room, you can easily pause your binge sesh and say, “Alexa, order me a pizza.” Ask her to play your favorite songs, turn down your lights, change the channel on your TV, give you movie showtimes, and more. Alexa turns your home into a smart home (just like in that Disney Channel movie Smart House, but without the crazy hologram lady.
My Fire Stick was my best purchase of 2018, which is why you should purchase it in 2019. Seriously, my roommate had this great TV, but we weren’t using it because we didn’t have cable. I, being the TV aficionado that I am (I literally watch every show on cable, Netflix, Amazon Prime, you name it!), decided a Fire Stick was worth the investment. You have access to so many different channels, apps, and more with your fire stick, and all you have to do is plug it into the TV.
Speaking of Alexa, did you know you can get a tablet that connects to her as well? You can ask Alexa to video call anyone who has a Fire tablet, Echo speaker, Echo Show, or Alexa App. The vivid display is perfect for streaming movies and TV shows using apps like Netflix and HBO. The Fire tablet is also super durable and can take a tumble, so you don’t have to worry about a cracked screen. Play games, listen to podcasts, read books, and more with your new favorite electronic.
I've been searching high and low for an e-reader for years and I just never seem to bite the bullet because, if I’m being honest, I love the way books feel — but 2019 may finally be the year I make the switch to digital reads. The Kindle Paperwhite is super thin, light, and has a glare-free screen, which is probably my most important stipulation. I travel a lot and don’t need to be carrying something heavy... and I really want to be able to read in the sun! This one is waterproof so you can read in the pool (or the bath), plus it has 8GB of storage for all of your favorites. It can pair with your bluetooth headphones so you can listen to ebooks as well! Okay, I’ve convinced myself. Just added this to my cart!
Since we’re on the subject of books, we might as well chat about a bestseller that is sure to crossover into 2019. It’s by far the best Amazon product for its category and based off reviews, I can see why! People love how honest and raw the book is and how Michelle Obama shared such intimate details of her life. Her memoir gives readers the chance to learn about how she became who she is, from her childhood, to her years as the First Lady. It’s a compelling book that you should definitely read (and download for your new Kindle).
I love me a good action movie and Mission: Impossible Fallout takes it to the next level. It’s got a great story and a ton of epic scenes. When I watched this, I sat on the edge of my seat, with my mouth hanging open for most of it. It’s an excellent, adrenaline pumping movie to add to your library whether thats as a Blu-Ray, DVD, 4K, or Prime video. In fact, why don’t you download it on prime and watch it on your new Fire 7? Might as well grab the other Mission: Impossible movies while you’re at it.
I’ve been taking instant photos since I was in high school (which was a long time ago), and over the years I’ve upgraded my instant camera again and again. My latest version is the Instax Mini 70 — and I bring it everywhere. There’s something about having a physical photo to hold onto. This instant camera is awesome because it’s got a bunch of different settings (including selfie mode!) to ensure the flash doesn’t blow your face out of the film. It comes in several different colors, but I’m partial to white.
If you ask me, there’s no better way to buy instant film than in a value pack. The film can get pretty pricey, and when you order a value pack, you’re at least going to save a few bucks. This one comes with three twin packs so you end up with 60 pictures for less than $40, which is a huge bargain. I’ve spent thousands of dollars on instant film over the last fifteen years, and there’s no reason to do that!
I work from home, and because of that, I’m really particular about my office supplies. I like to use certain pens and notebooks, I like to have a very specific desk calendar, and I need to know my printer is going to work when I’ve forgotten to print off a document two hours before an important meeting. That’s why I put all my trust into my Canon computer. This one is small and fits underneath my desk so I don’t have to look at it. Plus, it prints wirelessly so there are no annoying cords cluttering up my space.
I’m one of those people who find satisfaction in the little things in life, and one of those things is slipping on a pair of pet grooming gloves and brushing my roommate's cat. Yes, that may sound weird, but the cat really doesn’t like to be brushed, and his hair gets everywhere. When I use these silicone gloves, he just thinks I’m petting him — not removing all that pesky loose hair. I can tell he enjoys it, and it keeps his cat hair from getting all over my black clothes.
Do you ever see a toy and think to yourself, "Wow, I wish I had that growing up?" That’s what you’ll think when you check out Hatchimals. You make the egg hatch by holding it in your hand and letting it warm up. Once it’s hot enough, the heart on the front will change colors and you’ll find an adorable little magical creature you can play with. Maybe this isn’t something you’ll buy for yourself in 2019, but if you have any kiddos in your life, you'll definitely understand why this is one of Amazon’s must-have products.
I love me some rose gold jewelry. It just looks so pretty, and with rose gold continuing to be a trend in 2019, why not grab yourself a beautiful necklace to wear throughout the year? This stunning marble mountain necklace is delicate and simple. It can be worn layered or on its own, and if you’re not a rose gold kind of person, you can pick it up in gold or silver. Either way, you’ll add a gorg pendant with unique marble details to your jewelry collection. Everyone will be wondering where you got it.
Smartwatches are all the rage in 2019, and this Michael Kors smartwatch is the best in its category for a reason. Get smartphone notifications directly to your watch, customize the face, and track your activity, all while rocking a piece that's suitable for every occasion. The rose gold is super trendy and it’s an awesome alternative to an Apple Watch. People who bought it love it and say it functions well, its battery lasts for a full day, and it’s super easy to charge.
Hello, my name is Taylor, and I’m addicted to Harry Potter. No, really, I have a Deathly Hallows tattoo on my arm that only the most dedicated HP fans would be able to figure out. So, when I see something Harry Potter-related, I buy it. It must be mine. It’s just something I do. Anyway, when I came across this set of handmade prints with quotes by Albus Dumbledore, I immediately understood why they were the best Amazon product in the handmade section! They come in a set of four and are made to look like parchment paper. They’d look great on a gallery wall.
Whether you need an exercise mat at home or in the studio, this no frills, high quality mat is the perfect choice for you. It’s extra thick for added comfort and features a textured surface so you don’t slip and fall when you switch poses. It comes in several different colors — like black, green, pink, grey, red, and purple — so you can find one that suits your personality. It’s lightweight and even comes with a handy carrying strap so you can throw it over your shoulder and take it on the go.
Keep your car from getting messy with an in-car trash can. This item is great because it doesn’t look like a trash bag. It’s covered, so it controls odor and has some nifty little mesh pockets around the sides for extra storage. It’s a great size and the lid flips up so you can empty it with ease. It’s a great way to ensure your car stays clean (because anyone who says they don’t eat in their car is just lying).
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