I Research What Products Are Hot On Amazon & Here Are 35 Of The Best Things I've Found Under $35

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I get asked a lot — by friends, family, and random emails in my inbox… “what are the best products on Amazon?” The question of course comes after learning that I write shopping-focused articles (like this one) and curate lists of the best buys you can find on Amazon. Not only does my team and I see, buy, and use a lot of products from Amazon, we have access to data that gives us insight into the hottest products on Amazon. So this year we put together all of the best things we’ve found under $35. And even though Prime Day is technically over, many of these items are still ringing up at even lower prices. In other words, now’s the time to discover these hot finds and give them a try for yourself.

When it comes to what’s hot on Amazon, you probably won’t be too shocked to learn that people gravitate towards affordable finds — so there really is a plethora of great products under $35. People also tend to go wild over products that are not only genuinely useful, but also incredibly clever; things that solve problems shoppers didn’t even know they had. But what really sets some of these products apart from others, is that the quality and impact an item has on your life far exceeds the price you pay for it.

This list is chocked full of items that’ll make your life easier. And since you know they come backed by tons of positive reviews, you can rest assured, they’d make great gifts, too.


This Speedy Hair Conditioning Treatment That’s Magic

This moisturizing hair conditioner will make your strands silky and shiny in just eight seconds. Treat yourself or a loved one with this formula, massaging it into the ends for eight seconds, then rinse out and enjoy smoother, more manageable hair. It clarifies and moisturizes even the most brittle, color-treated hair, without adding weight to strands.


14% Off These Gel Cooling Pillows

This set of two cooling gel-filled pillows will feel like sleeping in the most luxurious of hotels. They're designed to provide plush yet gently firm support whether you're a back, side or stomach sleeper. And best of all, these pillows won't scrunch or lose their shape as you sleep. With over 100,000 five-star ratings from Amazon shoppers, these pillows are best-sellers for good reason.


These Disposable KN95 Masks In A Pack Of 50

Most masks offer three layers of protection, but these disposable KN95 face masks have two extra layers for a grand total of five. Yet, they’re still easy to keep in your car or bag to have on the go. Adjust them easily thanks to a flexible nose clip that contours comfortably to your face.


A Lash-Boosting Mascara With 200,000 Reviews

This mascara has a cult following with more than 200,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating — and the $5 price tag isn’t too bad either. The cruelty-free mascara is designed to make your lashes look long, thick, and sculpted without any clumps. It’s cruelty-free and free of gluten.


34% Off These Motion-Activated Closet Lights

Perfect for closets or under cabinets, these LED lights feature a motion sensor so that they turn on automatically when they detect movement within 9 feet. They offer up to 50,000 hours of illumination before the batteries need to be replaced, and they have an impressive 4.3-star overall rating after more than 12,000 reviews on Amazon.


This Stand That Charges Your Phone Through Your Case

This wireless charger has earned more than 70,000 reviews because it is compatible with Android, Google, Blackberry, and Apple devices. The charger has a non-slip design that keeps your phone upright and even works without having to remove your phone case. It’s just $19 and will be a big-time crowd-pleaser.


30% Off These Silky Satin Pillowcases

These smooth polyester satin pillowcases are a fan favorite on Amazon with over 66,000 ratings and 4.5 stars overall, and they're an easy way to instantly make your bed feel more luxurious. The ultra-soft pillowcases are wrinkle-resistant, machine washable, and gentle on your skin and hair while you sleep.


A Non-Contact Thermometer That’s More Convenient

This infrared thermometer is hygienic and so easy to use. No need to touch someone’s face to take their temperature — instead, this thermometer can give you a clear reading from an inch away. Place it in front of your forehead and, in one second, you’ll get a reading on its clear, bright LED screen.


28% Off A Digital Meat Thermometer

Ensure that all of your food is expertly cooked from this day forward — without having to cut into it. This ThermoPro digital thermometer has 22,000 reviews and a 4.7-star rating because it gives you a bright, instant, accurate internal reading of meat, candy, or anything else. It's also waterproof and works for up to 3,000 hours using one 3A battery.


This Moisturizing Foot Cream That Heals Cracked Heels

Treat your feet to the deep moisturizing properties of this cult-favorite foot cream. Not only does this formula add moisture to your skin, but it creates a protective layer around your skin, preventing further drying out. This thick cream has earned more than 50,000 reviews, including this one: “From DAY ONE, it soothed my [cracked] heels. My heels were so badly cracked it hurt to walk. Nothing works as good, and as FAST AS this lotion.”


These Bestselling Charging Cables That Won’t Short Out

Here’s a gift anyone will appreciate: charging cables that won’t fray or short. This USB-to-lightning cable is six-feet long and charges quickly. The durable cable is braided to withstand damage of any kind. This three-pack has more than 47,000 reviews and is Amazon’s #1 bestseller in lightning cables.


30% Off These 10-Foot Lightning Charging Cables

Now's a great time to stock up on charging cables, and this two-pack of Lightning cables is a great deal. Compatible with Apple devices, the 10-foot cables are nylon-braided to prevent fraying over time.


A Shampoo Brush That Massages Your Scalp

Treat your family (or yourself) to a soothing scalp massage with this shampoo brush. The silicone bristles are soft and loosen product buildup while deep-cleaning your scalp. Massaging your scalp can reduce itchiness and promote blood circulation — which can encourage hair growth.


The 100-Pack Of Disposable Masks With Flexible Nose Clips

These disposable face masks are affordable and effective. The three-layer masks are made of non-woven fabric to block out dust, germs, and other particles. This 100-pack features masks with elastic ear hoops and a flexible nose clip. Plus they’re only $10.


These Pimple Patches That Heal Acne Overnight

These acne covers work surprisingly well and you’ll want everyone to know once you’ve tried them. The transparent patches feature medical-grade hydrocolloid, and they draw out “gunk” from pimples while promoting healing by reducing any picking or popping. This pack of 36 has earned more than 75,000 perfect ratings on Amazon. Put one on your blemish while you sleep and wake up with clearer skin.


The 14-Piece Makeup Brush Set With Everything You Need

This affordable makeup brush set is a great gift for any makeup lover on your list. This set includes 14 pieces with everything you need to create the perfect flawless makeup look. The brushes are made of dense yet soft bristles and this set includes five large makeup brushes and nine precise eye makeup brushes. Best of all? It’s only $14 — that’s $1 per brush.


An Extra-Strength Callus Remover For Smooth Feet

Skip the salon and grab this extra-strength callus remover for super smooth feet on a budget. It's made with natural ingredients like tea tree oil and lemon to soften and heal dry feet in five to 10 minutes. This callus remover has more than 37,000 reviews, including one that noted, “I've had bad [calluses] since I was a kid and even pedicures can't get rid of them. They got to the point of being really painful. I used this and left it on for 5 minutes. Softened up the [calluses] enough that when I used the callous file my feet look like the feet I've never seen before.”


This Heated Hair Brush That Adds Major Volume

Give the gift of a great hair day with this affordable three-in-one hair dryer brush. Now you can blow-dry and style at the same time with this tool that’s a hairdryer, straightener, and volume-enhancer all in one. The versatile tool is designed with tufted bristles that grip, detangle, and lift your locks while drying. It features three adjustable heat settings and will help you stay under budget.


The Foot Peel Masks That Remove Dry Skin With Zero Effort

This three-pack of foot peel masks has earned more than 41,000 reviews and 4.5 stars overall, and it’s a low-effort and oddly satisfying way to remove dry, dead skin from your feet. Just wear the foot masks for one hour and dead skin will begin peeling off about a week later, leaving you with smoother, softer feet. The masks are available in several scents, including papaya and peach, and also come in packs of two and four.


This Multipurpose Concealer To Carry In Your Purse

This bestselling concealer erases the look of dark circles or redness instantly. This pen has a cushion tip and offers medium to full coverage. The natural finish comes in 15 shades and can be used for under your eyes, concealing acne, or evening skin tone. The convenient pen fits in your purse for touch-ups on the go.


An Avocado Slicer For Effortless Food Prep

This avocado slicer is the tool you need if you love to eat avocados. It effortlessly splits, pits, and slices your avocado. This stainless steel pitter is quick and easy to use and this helpful tool has more than 28,000 reviews and a 4.7-star review. You can even put it in the dishwasher, on the top shelf. Every kitchen needs one of these clever gadgets.


The Wool Dryer Balls That Are Better For The Environment

Swapping your dryer sheets for these wool dryer balls seems extra bougie, but it’s actually an affordable and eco-friendly switch. This six-pack costs less than $10 and will last through more than 1,000 loads of laundry. The organic wool limits static and lint while reducing wrinkles and speeding up dry time.


A Cleaning Gel That Easily Cleans Nooks And Crannies

There’s a reason this cleaning gel has more than 11,000 reviews: it makes cleaning effortless and gets in between and around tricky, dirty areas. This reusable gel resembles putty and can be rolled into nooks and crannies to retrieve dust or crumbs. It picks up dirt without sticking to your hands and can be used on your computer keyboard, air vents, or cup holders.


This Diamond Cleaning Pen For Jewel Lovers

For the newly engaged or married, gift them this practical diamond cleaning stick (and grab one for yourself if you’re a jewelry lover) It has a twist-to-dispense click pen with a gentle formula that cleans stones and settings without causing any damage. The secret is the flexible brush that gets into tight areas to remove dust and dirt, leaving your ring or other jewels shining.


The Microneedling Roller For Glowing Skin

This derma roller has more than 500 titanium needles that gently massage your face and skin without any pain. It helps your skin to better absorb any skincare routine you have, giving you a glow. This #1 bestseller in microdermabrasion devices has a 4.4-star rating and more than 8,000 reviews.


A $4 Epsom Salt Bath With Relaxing Lavender

This foaming bath soap is made with Epsom salt and lavender to soothe your muscles and calm your mind after a long day. It has more than 50,000 reviews and a 4.8-star rating so you know anyone on your list will love it. Just add it to warm water for a relaxing bath that will give you a full-body calm.


This Outdoor Smart Plug That Can Be Controlled With An App

This smart, outdoor Wi-Fi outlet plug works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to connect your home for just $15. Plug anything into these outlets and control lights, appliances, or fans using just your voice or the free accompanying Kasa app. It features a waterproof cover that protects your devices from the weather. You can even use the app to schedule timers.


The Milk Frother That Makes Creamy Foam For Lattes

Give the caffeine lover on your list this fun, affordable gadget: a handheld frother. The handheld milk frother creates rich, creamy foam in just a few seconds — perfect for making your own lattes. Just lower the steel whisk into your favorite coffee, matcha, or protein drink, and turn it on. To clean it, rinse it in hot water and let it dry on the included stand.


This Stainless Steel Tumbler To Keep Drinks Hot For Hours

Here’s a gift you can’t go wrong with: a stainless steel tumbler from YETI. It holds 30 ounces of hot or cold beverages and is vacuum-sealed to keep it at the temperature you want for hours. It’s BPA-free and you can even toss it in the dishwasher. It comes in 28 colors, each with a YETI MagSlider Lid that limits spills.


The Affordable Hand Blender That Fits Inside Glasses

This hand blender has a detachable shaft and can be used to effortlessly whisk, blend, or froth a variety of drinks, soups, and dips. It’s made of stainless steel and is compact enough to fit inside of glasses, bowls, pots, and even beakers. It has eight variable speeds and a non-slip grip that makes it easy to hold.


A Digital Kitchen Scale For Measuring Ingredients

Food preppers and coffee lovers alike will love this digital kitchen scale. It has an easy-to-read LED display that shows weight in grams, ounces, and volume, and though it’s designed for measuring coffee, it’s great for all kinds of ingredient measurements. It can hold up to 6.6 pounds at once and is slim and compact for storing. Plus, this digital scale has earned more than 1,000 reviews and a 4.4-star overall rating.


The Vertical Cutlery Organizer That Saves Space

Give yourself the gift of organization with this compact cutlery organizer. This kitchen drawer organizer saves space by stacking your cutlery and keeping it orderly. It holds 24 pieces despite its slim design; however, your drawer will need to be at least 3.25 inches in height to accommodate both the organizer and the cutlery that goes in it, so be sure to measure before ordering this tray.


A Portable Lap Desk For Working From Anywhere

If you’re shopping for someone who works from home, snag one of these comfy portable lap desks. It fits laptops up to 15.6-inches and even has a place to hold your phone. The wrist rest both supports your hands and keeps your mouse or laptop from shifting around while you work. It’s also lightweight and much easier to store than a standard desk.


A Stainless Steel Tumbler That’s A Work Of Art

This modern-looking tumbler is ideal for anyone who needs a little reminder to stay hydrated. The beautiful design features a matte finish, stainless steel bottle, and comes with both a flip lid and lid with a straw. This universal size fits in most cup holders and is lightweight to take with you while you run errands or travel.


This Battery-Powered Fabric Defuzzer To Renew Tired Pieces

This fabric shaver will remove that stubborn fuzz on your sweaters, hats, and even your couch — leaving them looking brand new. It’s simple to use: just plug it in and let it fully charge, which usually takes about two hours. It will run for an hour on a full charge, picking up lint and any pilling on a variety of fabrics.


A Universal Socket Tool That Makes Improvements Easy

Every homeowner should have one of these universal socket tools. It fits over hex nuts, hooks, eye and lag screws, bolt heads, and other various shape and sized objects to make adjustments more easily. It even comes with a drill bit attachment so you can use it with your drill. Bonus: it’s a lifesaver for removing stripped screws.


The Clothing Steamer You Can Pack On Vacation

Sure, this steamer was created for removing wrinkles from your clothes, but it works just as well on curtains in your home. One quick steam to your favorite curtains, right before everyone arrives, will instantly make your home look nicer. It takes about 15 seconds to heat up and will run for 15 continuous minutes. It is an Amazon #1 Best Seller in travel garment steamers and boasts more than 48,000 reviews, so you know this bad boy will get the job done.


These Fuzzy Slippers That Are Perfect For Cozy Days At Home

For the homebody on your list, order them a pair of these fuzzy slippers, which have earned more than 17,000 reviews. They have a high-density memory foam insole that feels like a cloud, and a plush faux fur upper in a criss-cross band that is cozy but also leaves your toes exposed to avoid overheating. Choose from eight pretty colors.


A Water-Resistant Fanny Pack With Plenty Of Pockets

This lightweight, water-resistant fanny pack is perfect for keeping your essentials handy when you want to go hands-free, and it comes in four colors. It has two large zipper compartments that can hold a cell phone, water bottle, umbrella, and other necessities, plus two hidden zipper pockets where you can stash your wallet and valuables. There are six pockets total, and there’s even a port for easy access to your wired headphones.


This Collapsible Popcorn Bowl That’s Easy To Store

This collapsible popcorn popper is a gift the whole family will love. This one has earned nearly 20,000 reviews because it’s so easy to use and store. The silicone bowl pops into place and can be directly filled with seeds and then placed in the microwave for popcorn in a couple of minutes. Plus: it's dishwasher safe, BPA-free, and comes in 22 vibrant colors.

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