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Some of our favorites start as a recommendation from a friend. Whether they’re swearing by a must-have cleanser or something that makes dinner a little less boring, we’re counting on those in the know to give us the scoop on what’s what. indeed it works. Now, imagine if you had access to the opinions of tens of thousands of friends from all different walks of life – if that many people support something, there’s no way it’s stupid. No need to join any new social media groups; instead, trust the opinions of many Amazon reviewers. They know how to distinguish something funny from something serious; They are an understanding bunch, and you can use their knowledge to your advantage. Scroll down for our favorite Amazon cult finds.
Mr. The Coffee Mug Warmer is a handy little guy, with only an on/off switch and a light that tells you when your drink is hot — it takes less than two minutes to do your thing! I really appreciate its simplicity in this chaotic day and age. It has a nice long cord, cleans easily and is small enough to fit in your carry-on. Yes, I plan to bring it on vacation this summer. And yes that may sound silly but hey, call me crazy. I got an erection.
“Keeps drinks warm for hours,” reports one of the 31,000 five-star fans. “It’s amazing (and sad) how quickly a hot drink cools down. My husband loves this warm mug as it allows his coffee (he’s a light drinker) to stay warm for hours. He liked it so much he gave it to several technicians and nurses at his dialysis center.”
If you’ve ever tried to close a closet with a funnel in it, you totally understand why these foldable, colorful pieces have over 13,000 five-star reviews. Not only does it help you fill bottles without making a mess, but they also fold down for easy storage.
“I love that these take up so little space, I miss my old plastic funnel that didn’t fit anywhere,” shared a rave reviewer. “I use these funnels to fill my salt and pepper mills, add houseplant fertilizer to gallon jugs and refill my spice jars. They clean up great in the microwave and fit inside my pantry, nice and compact.”
When you cook for the holidays. Your whole body will thank you for using this deal. This anti-fatigue kitchen mat will give your feet so much cushion that your whole body will be relaxed after taking the last casseroles and pies out of the oven.
“I’m so happy I bought this,” wrote one of the 3,000+ five-star fans. “I spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking. My feet hurt easily after working in stores for 15 years wearing bad shoes. Any comfort I can get at home doing what I love is worth the investment. Super cushiony. I ordered a different brand and they didn’t come close!”
INIU Portable Charger
This super slim power bank holds enough supply to juice most smartphones twice before recharging. Clip the coupon on the page to get the full discount.
$16 at Amazon
We could all use a little more energy in our lives. For the person on your gift list who’s always running out of juice on their phone, this powerful portable charger can keep them going for days. 43,000 Amazon shoppers gave it two thumbs up, so you know it’s got people out of close quarters.
“Best portable charger I’ve ever used!” share with a happy buyer. “Every other portable charger I’ve had in the past can take a long time to charge, if it gets too hot, it won’t charge overnight or it takes forever to charge my phone but this charger actually does its job well, I’ll let it go. Others at work use it and agree! I really like the pawl that shows how much battery is left how much.”
Do you have someone on your list who has trouble sleeping? This mask blocks out light while allowing you to listen to soothing music to help you fall asleep. It’s already helped over 10,000 five-star fans get zzz’s.
“I usually listen to bedtime meditations at night, but my husband doesn’t like it,” shared the happy sleeper. “I tried this and I’m in love!! Sometimes I listen to the rain too. Very relaxing! Great fit, very comfortable, good battery life, good sound quality. As it says in the description, it’s NOT noise canceling. , but they’re still good!!”
The Dash Deluxe Egg Cooker is designed to make your life easier by taking the guesswork out of when your eggs are ready. All you need to do is put your eggs in the tray, add the specified amount of water, and set your preferences and timer. When your eggs are ready, a buzzer will alert you and the cooker will automatically shut off.
“This kitchen gadget is a game changer!,” wrote one of the 87,000 five-star fans. “Once these puppies are cooked and cooled, preparation is a breeze. I used to hate making hard boiled eggs especially because I would have to peel them and lose a quarter of the egg through the shell; thankfully none of that is the case with this device. Definitely recommend getting this product, you won’t regret it!”
Airtight Food Storage Containers, 7 Pieces
Organize your pantry like a pro with these durable, lovable, BPA-free containers. The set includes two tall, two medium, two small containers and lids, and twenty reusable labels. Clip the coupon on the page to get the full discount.
$24 at Amazon
Professional organizers will tell you that the key to a happy pantry is to replace all those ugly cardboard and polypropylene boxes with clear containers so you know exactly what you have. This seven-piece set, complete with reusable labels, does just that – and its easy-lock lids ensure maximum freshness. More than 18,000 five-star reviewers rate them as perfect.
This happy reviewer gets it: “Organizers are great for bringing calm to your chaos and not just food! My pantry finally looks organized. The containers are heavy duty and seal very well…I recommend these multi-purpose containers to anyone who wants to bring calm to their chaos, whether food, craft supplies and anything else you need to keep it safe.”
For small spaces or people who just like to keep things tidy, this silicone strainer is a dream come true. Not only does it attach to almost every pan in the kitchen to reduce pasta or wash produce, it also folds up to be small enough to fit in a cutting board. More than 21,000 Amazon buyers give you a good five-star rating.
“This worked great for draining the beef fat from my large 12-quart frying pan” shared the happy chef. “There were no leaks like I feared. It poured well into a small cup. I also used it to drain hot water from boiling noodles in the same meal! This is a life saver! I can’t wait to use it again!”
Not only is this waterproof and windproof, it is also flameproof! For the best person in your life, that is priceless. It also comes with 11,000 five-star reviews.
“Excellent lighter, with cross-arc light!” blasted one five-star fan. “It’s windproof, comes with a lanyard to wear around your neck for camping! Easy to charge, highly recommend! After my first purchase, I was so impressed that I bought it again for several family members!”
You don’t have to be a gear head to understand how useful this telescoping tool is. It’s like a flashlight with a long neck and a magnet at the end. That means you can pick up small items in hard-to-reach places. If any of the 13,000 five-star reviews mean anything, it’s because this gadget makes an amazing gift.
“This wrapped up as a last minute gift for my dad’s 92nd birthday,” shared a five-star fan. “Thought it was a smart tool. Dropping small things and ends happens all the time with my elderly parents. Getting that bright direct light on a hard surface is very helpful. Will magnetic works on those little screws that stick out of their glasses. . I recommend this product.”
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More Holiday Gift Ideas
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