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 DECOR ITEMS:
- Also I got a 12″ Disco Ball and I love it even more than the 8″ one!
- This Mid Century Modern swivel lamp was one of my favorite more recent purchases for our bedroom.
- Feather Pillow Insert – Any decently prized feather pillow insert is a good idea.
- I love covering up those less than lovely kleenex boxes with this rattan cover!
- And while we are at it, I love holding our napkins in a rattan container, too.
- Blue + White Buffalo Check cloth napkins – Ah, these are such fun to use.
FAVORITE MISC HOME ITEMS:
- A 2 pack of glass Soap Dispenser bottles – I even got my sister to buy these.
- Biscuit cutters – I started making JoAnna Gaine’s Biscuits + Gravy recipe and these were a must.
- These Corner Rug Grippers have literally changed my life! I used them on the corners of our hallway rugs and they’ve not budged even an inch.
- Sleek metal chip clips, you would be surprised how much joy these have brought me. So much joy, that I actually bought another pack of them!
- I have used these Cabinet Spice Organizer trays for years and they’ve moved three houses with us.
FAVORITE PLANT RELATED ITEMS:
- Not even a question, this Fiddle Leaf Fig fertilizer is a leaf growing game changer!
- My go to all purpose plant food is this Jack’s granular fertilizer.
- Bamboo Plant labels were pretty much my favorite raised veggie garden item!
- I love using a water bottle to mist my plants and this White Geometric one is pretty enough that I leave it sitting out.
FAVORITE ADULT 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.
FAVORITE FASHION ITEMS:
- 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.
FAVORITE SELF CARE ITEMS:
- Lavender Sea Salt hair spray by Herbivore, this stuff is my go to hair spritz.
- This sleep mask feels like I’m sleeping on a pillow for my eyes… it’s that comfortable.
FAVORITE FOODIE ITEMS:
- I mean, this is the deluxe coffee situation – Technivorm Moccamaster. In my husband’s words, “It destroys.”
- We LOVE French Onion soup and these Porcelain Soup bowls are stylish and yet perfect for putting in the oven.
- We are so love with these black Enamelware cups.
FAVORITE KID’S BOOKS:
- Amelia Bedelia book set – I grew up on these books and love that my daughter now finds them so funny.
- Rosie Revere, Engineer – We are completely obsessed with all the books from this series.
- A Camping Spree with Mr. Magee – These books have the BEST illustrations and are so much fun to read. My son has many of them now.
- King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub – I read this book growing up and now my kids are, too. We loooooove the details of the illustrations.
- Dory Fantasmagory – Another book series my daughter likes.
FAVORITE KID GAMES/ACTIVITIES:
- 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.