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Being a shopping editor is hard work, but someone has to do it. And for the past 15 years, I have been. While other people find it boring or tedious to click through from site to site or go from store to store looking for great finds, I live for it. For me, there is nothing better than “shopping” all day, every day for work.
Looking at my line of work, you can imagine that I’m tempted to buy whatever I’ve been tasked with finding work for others. I’ve been doing this long enough to have some discipline, but I’m human, and every once in a while, I go shopping online like everyone else.
Unlike most people, though, I don’t really buy that much from Amazon. I like to support small businesses as much as I can, so Amazon isn’t usually my first stop when shopping. That said, I’ve bought some really amazing things on Amazon. Even I can’t deny that the site is full of gems if you can find them. I think I think I’ve uncovered something worth sharing, so take a look at nine of my favorite Amazon purchases below. In fact, I’ve bought some of these items several times already, and I would buy them again in a heartbeat.
Home TechPro Rug Pad Grippers, $9.93 (orig. $15.99)
I’ve written about these sticky rug grippers before, and I’ll continue to sing their praises because they’re so amazing. I have these Home TechPro Rug Pad Grippers on every area rug and bath mat in my house, and they work so well. I will never buy rug pads again.
S’well Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw, $24.84
I am a S’well loyalist and have owned several bottles of the brand. I got tired of flipping the cap on and off, so I bought this S’well Stainless Steel Tumbler with Straw, and it’s amazing. I keep it on my desk while I work, and it keeps my drinks ice-cold all day long.
KitchenAid All Purpose Shears with Protective Sheath, $8.09 (Original. $11.99)
I never knew how easy kitchen shears would be until I found a pair of my own. Now, I use them for everything: salads, diced meats, to “chop up” cut broccoli florets, you name it.
Scotch Door Stop SP947NA, Clear, 2-Count, $3.98
Now that the weather is warm, I like to leave the door open to let the fresh air in. These Scotch door stops are clear, which means they match any decor, and they stick easily to the bottom of most doors. Also, the price is so cheap that buying them was a no brainer.
Triderma Psoriasis Control Face and Body Cream, $14.70
I tried several creams and ointments to soothe my daughter’s psoriasis outbreaks. This Triderma Psoriasis Control Face and Body Cream is the only thing that has worked, and I am so glad we found it. As long as she uses this cream regularly, she never gets red, itchy patches. It really works!
Handmade White Bone Photo Frame, $16.99
I love the look of bone inlay décor, but it can get really expensive. When I received this handmade white bone photo frame, I was initially skeptical of the quality, but I can report that it is gorgeous. Now I have some of these frames in different rooms of my house.
KitchenAid Measuring Cup, Set of 4, $5.39 (Original. $8.99)
If you’re looking for a solid set of measuring cups that are durable and easy to hold, you can’t go wrong with these KitchenAid measuring cups. I actually have them in both blue and classic white.
Compatible with ESR Air Armor iPhone 12 Mini Case, $11.99 (orig. $15.99)
Despite the fact that I drop my phone more often than I’d like to admit, this ESR Air Armor Compatible with iPhone 12 Mini Case has kept my device chip- and crack-free. Once I realized how durable it is, I bought one for my work phone as well.
Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm Strawberry, $13.59
My lips are dry all year round, so I never leave the house without this Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm. It’s nourishing and hydrating, and it keeps my lips soft and smooth for hours.
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