Favorite Amazon purchases

INSIDE : Check out all of my very Favorite Amazon purchases from last year!  This is the REAL LIFE favorite items I bought in Home Decor, Cleaning Items, Fashion, Kids’s Books + Toys.

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This post has been updated since it’s original publish date of May 2019.

About a month ago, I saw someone do a post on their favorite Amazon purchases from last year and I don’t know why but I found it SO fascinating and helpful.  It wasn’t a list of just the fun fluffy “summer tees” they love but only own maybe one of.  It was a list of their REAL LIFE favorite Amazon purchases.  

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I went to my Amazon orders for the LAST THREE YEARS and thought I LOVED some of these things… I wonder if other people would be interested in seeing what I bought for my family??

So here we go.  Most of the items were things for kid’s birthdays, Christmas, etc… so although I don’t typically do a ton of kid related things on the blog today’s post will have a heavy kid section.

Best Amazon Purchases:

We have Amazon Prime and clearly do most shopping this way, don’t judge the length of this list – this was the best from the entire year!



Favorite Home Items



Favorite Books
  • Weaving Within Reach – My friend Anne wrote this book and I got a free copy.  However, it was SO gorgeous I ended up buying one for my sister.
  • The Love Dare for Parents – This is a book you read and it helps challenge you to tell your children you love them in 40 different ways.
  • Wild At Home – A gorgeous informative book on how to style and care for plants by Hilton Carter.
  • Bread and Wine is a book I read with a group of friends. And every two weeks we would get together and make a meal from all the recipes that were included. It was magical.


  • Dr. Scholl’s Classic Slides – I grew up seeing my Mom rock these in the 80’s and now I’ve got to say, I adore their retro vibe.  I just bought myself ANOTHER pair (I now have tan + black).
  • New Apple Watch Band – I got the Tortoise Stone color and have really liked it.
  • Sleep Caftan – This is like sleeping in a cloud.
  • I have so enjoyed this dusty blue Kalidi casual backpack. I use it for camping trips, park playdate and so much more.





  • Kid safe knife set – My 6 year old son wants to be a chef when he grows up so we got these for Christmas to help make meals.
  • Nothing beats the classic board of Clue. We love playing this as a family.
  • Paint by Sticker animal book – I’m not sure who loved these more, me or my children!  These are perfect to take to restaurants or breweries.
  • HUGE Coloring Page – We love working on things like these little by little over the summer break.
  • This brings us endless laughs, Micro Racer cars inside a clear plastic ball. It rolls all over the place, just like those hamsters in a ball. HA
  • Instant Snow packs – Just add water and magically snow appears!
  • Make your own Mini Erasers – My daughter is a crafter, no surprise there.  
  • Make your own Soap – We’ve all been using handmade soap by my daughter for months, ha.
  • 3D Doodler – We have bought more of the plastic sticks twice because we all loving playing with this one!
  • Pretend Barber Kit – Seeing your 6 year old fake shave has to be the best thing ever.
  • These Rainbow water beads have been SO entertaining to my kids. We even took them outside and played with them.
  • Model Engine for kids! My son is fascinated by this toy and he loved that he got to put it all together and can see all the parts move while it’s on.

If you made it this far down, bravo!  NOW, tell me what were some of your favorite purchases from Amazon in the comments below.  Include a link if you can and let’s help each other with this great resource.

6 thoughts on “Favorite Amazon purchases

  1. Top 4
    Phone case with wallet. Life changing!!!!! Silk iPhone XS Max Wallet Case -… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FW54Y1V?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    The best sunglasses for the pool or beach. No frames!!! You can see everything seamless!!! JOJO’S SECRET One Piece Rimless… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06ZXZR5GW?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    I always get asked about these straws when people see them in my rtic cups silicone and easy to clean and fun to drink out of!
    Hiware Reusable Silicone Drinking… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071JB8FBS?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
    The greatest beach/pool/amusement park bag ever! Dejaroo Mesh Beach Bag – Toy Tote… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075DGLPCF?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    1. Such great finds, Kris! Thanks for sharing. Those glasses are awesome, I might need to snag them for this summer.

  2. This is such a great idea! I love hearing what people love and use on the regular, especially from amazon!

    I use this multiple times a day to froth heavy cream in my coffee, it’s my favorite:
    SimpleTaste Electric Foam Milk… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01K6YLWQA?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    I oiled these wooden beads and made my own wood bead garlands 😍:
    R.FLOWER 100PCS 20mm Unfinished… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071451SCC?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    This Bluetooth speaker works great and is super cute. I bought it as a gift, but now I want one for myself!
    Bluetooth Speaker,DOSS SoundBox… https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XNQPR93?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share

    1. I don’t know why I didn’t think of it earlier, I’m loving seeing what you all have bought from Amazon. Loving all 3 of your items!

  3. With teacher appreciation coming, these were a hit with my kids’ teachers: Paper Clips Small Sizes and Colors Assorted – Cute Animal Shapes Paperclips, Funny Office Supplies Gifts https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BF5PM6W/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_jRhZCbMDGBEDQ

    My husband loved this gift:
    Star Wars Mug, Got The Force? – 20 oz – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MXJK2QB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_6UhZCb53SV53K

    Bought this for a Disney trip, but I use it all the time when we are out and about with the fam. It’s compact, holds a ton, and easy to get your wallet/phone in and out without searching everywhere for it.
    Sling Bag Chest Shoulder Backpack Crossbody Multipurpose Daypack Bagtrip BT01 (10.2L4.9W16.5H inch, Gray2) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XMX6DSD/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_aWhZCbSH864TP

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