43 Of The Smartest Purchases On Amazon You Can Make That Thousands Of Reviewers Swear By

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It's nice to compliment yourself and think that all your purchases are smart, but let's be honest: not every pick is a winner. My best personal example is the time I bought a prom dress made from an unauthorized retailer, and wound up with a garment straight out of the Black Lagoon — meaning a lot of tears and money were wasted the day UPS dropped it on our front porch. But if I'd been smart and gotten a dress from a reputable retailer like Amazon, which has thousands of highly-reviewed products, maybe I would've walked away with a quality garment instead of a knock-off.

Luckily for both you and my wallet, I've pulled some of the best-reviewed products on Amazon that have been verified by thousands of purchasers. You wouldn't think a $17 pair of wireless earbuds would be worth the money, yet there are 1,000 people out there who disagree with you — and don't get me started on the acne treatment with 94 percent positive four and five-star reviews.

These are the tried, true, and tested products that are beloved by lots of verified purchases: so they're the smart purchases you absolutely should feel good about adding to your cart.

1. The Covers That Help Your Earbuds Fit Better

Keybudz EarBuddyz Ear Hooks, $12 (3 Pack), Amazon

Whereas plain earbuds can easily fall out while you're exercising, the Keybudz EarBuddyz ear hooks provide additional grip and support by conforming to your ear. Great for working out at the gym or for anyone who has difficulty wearing earbuds, these hooks are made with soft material so they're also more comfortable than plain earbuds, and each order comes with three pairs.


2. A Flashlight That Can Recharge Using Solar Power

iRonsnow Solar LED Flashlight, $26, Amazon

Whether you're camping or just in the market for a reliable flashlight, the iRonsnow solar LED flashlight is right up your alley. Unlike other flashlights, this one can be recharged by USB, cranking the handle, or by solar power, and it can even charge your phone. Lightweight and compact, this flashlight weighs in at only half a pound, and works as the perfect emergency equipment, as it features a AM/FM NOAA weather radio as well.


3. The Travel Pillow That Keeps Your Neck Supported

Trtl Neck Support Travel Pillow, $30, Amazon

Sure it looks more like a scarf, but the Trtl neck support travel pillow is just as comfortable as a traditional travel pillow — while also giving your neck added support so that your head isn't left bouncing around as you move. The super-soft fleece has a built-in support to keep your neck steady, and one reviewer writes: "I don't usually sleep on public transportation. This pillow changed that for me. Honestly one of the best purchases ever."


4. A Device That Blocks Unwanted Telemarketing Calls

CPR Call Blocker, $85, Amazon

No one enjoys accidentally picking up when a telemarketer calls, which is why the CPR call blocker lets you block unwanted area codes, country codes, international calls, private calls, and more —with just the push of a button. This handy device can handle up to 3,500 blocked numbers, and only one call blocker is needed per line. One Amazon reviewer even raved that she has blocked over 22 calls in the first month that she's had this device.


5. The Alarm Clock That Lets You Set Two Different Alarms

Timex Dual Alarm Clock, $24, Amazon

Great for couples who sleep together but get up at different times, the Timex dual alarm clock lets you set two different alarms so that both of you can get up on time. The built-in USB port allows you to charge your phone while you sleep, and unlike other alarm clocks you can also change how long you snooze — customize it anywhere from one to 29 minutes. There's also four different LED brightness levels to choose from, so you won't have to worry about the front of this clock being too bright.


6. An Attachment That Turns Your Fire TV Remote Into A Universal Remote

Sideclick Remotes Universal Remote Attachment, $30, Amazon

The Amazon Fire TV remote can't turn a television on by itself, but if you add the Sideclick Remotes universal remote attachment to it, you'll be able to control the basic functions of your television, receiver, sound bar, Blu-Ray, and Amazon Fire TV. The clip-on design allows you to retain the remote's built-in voice search function, and there's no programming required, because it learns your television's codes from the existing remote.


7. The Grabber Made With Sturdy, Yet Lightweight Aluminum

Unger Professional Nabber, $24, Amazon

You don't want your grabber to be heavy when you're reaching up for something on a shelf, which is why the Unger professional nabber is made from lightweight aluminum that people of all ages can lift. It's 36 inches long so that you don't have to bend down to grab anything that's stored low, and this grabber has rubber-tipped grippers that help prevent any accidental damage. The built-in magnet allows you to easily pick up metal objects without any stress, too.


8. An Acne Spot Treatment That Uses Pink Grapefruit To Fight Inflammation

TreeActiv Cystic Acne Spot Treatment, $25, Amazon

Even if you don't have persistent acne, the TreeActive cystic acne spot treatment is great to keep on-hand for those skincare emergencies that pop up overnight. Made with pink grapefruit essential oil to reduce inflammation and swelling, this acne treatment also uses bentonite clay to draw out toxins and impurities from your pores, helping to calm irritated skin and eliminate acne by providing oxygen to clogged pores. The added peppermint and spearmint also have antibacterial properties, making this one of the best products for persistent, cystic acne on the market.


9. The Cream That Keeps Your Skin From Chafing

Chamois Butt'r Original Anti-Chafe Cream, $18, Amazon

Chafing can leave your skin looking red and feeling irritated, but with over 1,000 positive four- and five-star reviews, the Chamois Butt'r original anti-chafe cream is a great way to soothe and soften your skin. Great for bicycling, running, or just everyday use, this anti-chafe cream has no artificial fragrances or colors, and easily washes off your skin and clothes using just soap and water. Many reviewers also love that there is zero greasiness in the formula.


10. A Wireless Earbud That Last Up To Eight Hours

Kissral Bluetooth Earbud, $17, Amazon

One earbud might seem like a bizarre idea at first, but it's a surprisingly great product to have if you make a lot of hands-free phone calls. The Kissral Bluetooth earbuds are designed to be noise-cancelling, and the HD microphone even allows you to have a phone conversation with crystal-clear audio on both ends. Able to last for up to eight hours of talking and six hours of music, this one is lightweight and super comfortable to wear.


11. The Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up Naturally With 'Sunlight'

hOmeLabs Sunrise Alarm Clock, $20, Amazon

Unlike traditional alarm clocks that play obnoxious sounds to get you out of bed, the hOmeLabs sunrise alarm clock wakes you up gradually by using a white LED light that turns on 30 minutes before your wake-up time, gradually brightening until you're awake. There's even a sleep timer with a sunset simulation that gradually dims the room and makes this alarm clock great for counting down until nap time, and the built-in nature sounds help you fall asleep with ease.


12. A Kit That Helps You Hide Unsightly Cables In Your Home

SimpleCord Cable Concealer Kit, $27, Amazon

Hiding unsightly cables can be difficult depending on the layout of your home, so try the SimpleCord cable concealer kit instead. This kit comes with six cable cover raceways that are each 25 inches long, a variety of raceway connectors, and the included extra-strength adhesive tape that makes installing the cable covers a breeze — or if you're feeling adventurous, this kit also comes with drywall anchors and screws for a more permanent installation.


13. The Umbrella That Won't Invert In Strong Winds

Repel Umbrella Windproof Travel Umbrella, $21, Amazon

Whereas traditional umbrellas will turn inside-out in a strong gust of wind, the Repel Umbrella windproof travel umbrella is designed with nine fortified and resin-reinforced fiberglass ribs that subtly bend with the wind, allowing this umbrella to handle windy days without a problem. And at less than 1 pound in weight and 11.5 inches long, this umbrella easily fits into any purse or bag for use no matter where you are.


14. An Eyebrow Razor With Over 1,300 Positive Reviews

Tinkle Eyebrow Razor (6 Pack), $5, Amazon

The Tinkle eyebrow razors are an incredibly affordable way to get into dermaplaning. Great for eyebrows, mustaches, stray hairs, and more, these eyebrow razors have received over 1,300 positive four= and five-star reviews from people who raved about how they "also exfoliate your skin" while they remove unwanted hair, and the skin-protection stainless steel safety cover prevents you from any accidental nicks or cuts.


15. The Oil That Helps Heal Unwanted Scars

Bio-Oil Multiuse Skincare Oil, $15, Amazon

Whether you have unwanted scars or an uneven skin tone, the Bio-Oil multi-use skincare oil helps improve your complexion while reducing the appearance of any scars. Hypoallergenic and safe for all skin types, this oil won't clog your pores and the formula doesn't feel greasy once you put it on. One Amazon reviewer writes: "I swear by this product. Very effective on discolored skin due to scarring."


16. A Shower Mat With 324 Suction Cups To Hold It In Place

Gorilla Grip Original Shower Mat, $16, Amazon

An unstable shower mat is an accident waiting to happen, so make sure your feet secure put no matter how wet they get with the Gorilla Grip original shower mat. This shower mat has 324 Gorilla Grip suction cups that keep it locked in place, and since it's antibacterial and mildew-resistant, you won't have to worry about any potentially harmful bacteria growing underneath. And in the event it does, no problem — this mat is so durable that it's machine-washable for easy cleaning.


17. The Air Purifier That Helps Relieve Your Allergies

LEVOIT Air Purifier, $90, Amazon

Whether your allergies are acting up or you're simply looking to improve the air quality in your home, the LEVOIT air purifier can remove 99.97 percent of dust, pollen, smoke, odor, mold spores, and pet dander using its activated carbon filter. One-hundred percent ozone-free, this air purifier has three speed settings (low, medium, and high) and operates at a near-silent level so that you can easily sleep through the night with it running.


18. The Can Opener That Prevents Any Accidental Cuts From The Rim Of The Can

Zyliss Lock N' Lift Can Opener, $16, Amazon

Traditional can openers leave you to delicately pick the sliced can lid open, which can leave you with cuts on your finger and contaminated food — but luckily, the Zyliss lock n' lift can opener has a built-in magnet that lifts the opened lid off the can so that your fingers stay safe and clean. The stainless steel blade makes opening any can easy, and to dispose of the lid, simply press the release lever over any trash can.


19. The Fruit Fly Traps That'll Last You 180 Days

BEAPCO Fruit Fly Traps, $15 (6 Pack), Amazon

Each trap lasts for 30 days, and since every order of the BEAPCO fruit fly traps come with six traps, that's 180 days of fruit fly protection in your home. These traps require zero maintenance since all you have to do is fill them with the included non-toxic lure solution, and the patented design stops the captured fruit flies from escaping in the event the trap gets knocked over.


20. A Storage Bag That Come With Their Own Travel Pump

Space Saver Premium Vacuum Storage Bags, $24 (5 Pack), Amazon

Designed with a double-zip seal that gets every last bit of air out of the bag, the Space Saver premium vacuum storage bags come with their own free travel pump so that you can make the most out of the space in your suitcase when traveling. And because these vacuum bags are anti-microbial and resistant to mold and mildew, you won't have to worry about your belongings as they sit in storage. You can even fit bigger things like pillows or blankets in these bags.


21. The Adjustable Rack That Can Handle Almost Any Shoe

Whitmor Over-The-Door Shoe Rack, $24, Amazon

Whereas most shoe racks can only fit shoes up to a certain height, the bars on the Whitmor over-the-door shoe rack can be adjusted so that taller shoes and boots can still fit. This rack can hold up to 36 pairs of shoes, and requires zero tools to install — one Amazon reviewer even wrote: "I've had this rack for almost a year now, and have switched from heavy winter boots and shoes to summer flats and flip flops and back again, and it's still holding steady!"


22. A Cult-Favorite Shampoo That Tones Down Any Brassy Tones In Your Hair

Fanola No Yellow Shampoo, $17, Amazon

If your hair has started showing unwanted grey, or if you've got super-lightened or brassy hair you'd like to tone down, try the Fanola no yellow shampoo. This shampoo uses violet pigments to help neutralize the grey and yellow-blonde in your hair, making them less noticeable so that your color remains consistent. And because it also tames frizz, your strands will be left soft and smooth.


23. The Gadget That Takes The Work Out Of Cooking Eggs

Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $23, Amazon

If you're in a rush and don't have the time to stand over the stove to cook eggs, use the Dash rapid egg cooker instead. This device has an automatic shut-off function that prevents your eggs from overcooking, and can be used to make hardboiled eggs, soft boiled, poached, scrambled, or even individual egg omelets. And because it's compact and only weighs 1 pound, this egg cooker is great for offices, dorms, and RVs.


24. A Laptop Desk That's Incredibly Portable

Avantree Adjustable Laptop Table, $40, Amazon

Not only can it fold down so that you can easily take it anywhere, but the Avantree adjustable laptop table can also be used as a standing desk (if you put it on top of a regular desk) to help negate all those hours spent sitting at the office. There are two automatic-lock buttons on each side that allow you to change how tall this laptop table is, and because it's made from 100 percent high-quality wood, it's also super durable.


25. The Thermometer That Measures Temperatures From A Safe Distance

Etekcity Digital Infrared Thermometer, $15, Amazon

Whereas traditional thermometers have to come into contact with whatever they're measuring, the Etekcity digital infrared thermometer can accurately determine temperatures from up to 2 feet away. Able to discern temperatures up to 716 degrees Fahrenheit, this thermometer also has a backlit LED screen so that you can easily use it at night, and the automatic shut-off function helps extend its battery life for added convenience.


26. A Pack Of Travel Tubes That Are Carry-On Approved

Humangear GoToob, $22 (3 Pack), Amazon

Packing liquids appropriately in your carryon can be a real pain, but the Humangear GoToobs take the stress out of going through security at the airport. Not only are they carryon approved, but their large mouth openings make it easy to transfer shampoos, conditioners, and more into these bottles. Each tube is made from durable silicone, and even feature a flip-cap with an integrated no-drip valve so that you won't wind up with any accidental waste.


27. The Planner That Helps You Become More Productive

Freedom Mastery Law Of Attraction Life Planner, $30, Amazon

Whereas most planners just give you space to write out your daily schedule, this law of attraction life planner helps you increase your productivity by making you focus on your top-priorities instead of getting sidetracked. And with over 1,250 positive four- and five-star reviews, it's clear reviewers love this planner, as many people called it "highly motivational," and loved that it doesn't have the dates pre-filled either.


28. A Pair Of Colanders That Collapse For Easy Storage

Comfify Colander Set, $12 (2 Pack), Amazon

Traditional colanders take up a lot of space, but both of the colanders in the Comfify colander set are collapsible, making storage in kitchens of any size a breeze. Each colander is made from heat-resistant silicone (up to 230 degrees Fahrenheit) that can be dunked in boiling water so that blanching vegetables becomes simple, and because they're dishwasher-safe, cleaning up takes no time at all.


29. The Adhesive Strips That Work As A Rack For Your Spices

Simple Houseware Spice Gripper Clips, $12, Amazon

You could shell out for an expensive spice rack that might not fit in your kitchen, or you could use the Simple Houseware spice gripper clips. Each order comes with six strips (three black and three white), and each strip has five clips with pre-applied adhesive so that all you have to do is attach them to your wall or cupboard and you're ready to go.


30. A Spray That Neutralizes Unwanted Bathroom Odors

Squatty Potty Unicorn Gold Toilet Spray, $10, Amazon

Made with actual gold nanoparticles, the Squatty Potty unicorn gold toilet spray uses essential oils to trap odors both above and beneath the water in your toilet, neutralizing them before they reach your nose. Each bottle can last for up to 200 trips to the bathroom, and since the formula is non-toxic even kids can use it as well — and one Amazon reviewer even raved "all I smell is a nice, subtle nature smell without even a hint of poop."


31. The Drinking Straws Made From Stainless Steel

YIHONG Stainless Steel Straws, $7 (8 Pack), Amazon

Plastic straws aren't just bad for the environment — they're a big waste of money, too, when you could be using reusable ones like the YIHONG stainless steel straws. Each order comes with four straight and four bent straws, and each straw is 10.5 inches long to fit almost any tumbler, cup, or bottle. And because the outer diameter is only a quarter of an inch, these straws will fit through the lid slots of lots of cups.


32. A Milk Frother That's Battery-Powered For Easy Transportation

PowerLix Handheld Milk Frother, $15, Amazon

Unlike other frothers that need to be plugged in, the PowerLix handheld milk frother is battery-operated, so you can easily take it with you for frothy milk anytime. The whisk end of this frother is made from high-quality stainless steel that won't break over time, and the motor operates so quietly that you'll barely hear a sound whenever it's being used. With over 2,400 positive four- and five-star reviews, Amazon members loved how "super-handy and convenient" this frother is.


33. The Hand Warmers That Last For Up To 10 Hours

HotHands Hand Warmers, $26 (40 Pairs), Amazon

Whether you're outside at a sporting game or simply stuck in the cold for an extended period of time, the HotHands hand warmers will fully heat up in 15 to 30 minutes, and give you up to 10 hours of comforting heat. In the event they lose some of their heat, simply expose it to the air again and shake to warm it back up — and because the shelf life is between three and four years, these hand warmers can last for multiple winters without needing to be replaced.


34. A Refreshing Beauty Oil That Can Be Used For Almost Everything

Viva Naturals Sweet Almond Oil, $12, Amazon

Use it on your skin to give it a burst of hydration and nourishment, or use the Viva Naturals sweet almond oil in your hair to help fight dryness and frizz. This oil is formulated with 100 percent pure almond oil, and can be added to any lotion or serum for an additional boost of vitamin E — and it even works great as a nail strengthener and makeup remover.


35. The Hair Dryer That Folds Up For Maximum Portability

Conair Compact Folding Hair Dryer, $15, Amazon

Lugging around your regular hair dryer when traveling is a waste of space in your suitcase, especially when you could be using the Conair compact folding hair dryer. This hair dryer weighs less than 1 pound, and can fold in half so that taking it with you on trips is easy. Unlike other hair dryers, this one has dual voltage so that you can use it internationally, and it even has two heat and speed settings to choose from.


36. A Serum That Strengthens Your Eyelashes

Babe Lash Enhancing Eyelash Serum, $40, Amazon

Made with Prostaglandin technology that helps strengthen and stimulate your eyelashes, the Babe Lash enhancing eyelash serum delivers you visible results in as little as four weeks. Each tube lasts for up to three months, and even helps to extend the life of your eyelash extensions. Many Amazon reviewers noted that people ask if their eyelashes are fake or real after having used this serum for just a few weeks.


37. The Electric Lint Shaver With Stainless Steel Blades

House of Wonderful Electric Lint Shaver, $35, Amazon

Whereas other lint shavers may accidentally damage your clothes by tugging at them, the House of Wonderful electric lint shaver uses stainless steel precision rotary blades to safely remove any stubborn lint without tearing the garment. Great for furniture, curtains, sheets, blankets, and more, this shaver is super easy to maneuver as it weighs less than 6 ounces.


38. A Dryer Ball Made From 100 Percent Wool

Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls, $17, Amazon

Whereas traditional dryer sheets are disposable, the Smart Sheep wool dryer balls are reusable and made from 100 percent premium New Zealand wool. Each ball can last for over 1,000 loads, and since they naturally soften your laundry you won't have to use liquid fabric softeners anymore — plus, they even shorten how long it takes to dry a load, which saves you money in the long-run.


39. The Essential Oil Diffuser Made For Your Car

InnoGear Car Essential Oil Diffuser, $19, Amazon

Simply plug it into your car's USB port, and the InnoGear car essential oil diffuser is ready to keep your car smelling fresh. This essential oil diffuser is designed to neatly fit into any cup holder, and the seven color-changing LED light options let you set the mood while driving (although you don't have to use the light if you don't want it). There are two different mist modes to choose from, and when the water dips below the pre-marked water line, this diffuser will automatically turn off.


40. A Closet Light With A Built-In Motion Sensor

URPOWER Motion Sensor Closet Light, $14 (3 Pack), Amazon

Finding the right garment in a dark closet can be frustrating, but with the URPOWER motion sensor closet light, you can easily find whatever you're looking for. These lights have a built-in motion sensor, so they're not wasting energy when you're not around, and the included adhesive makes sticking these to any wall a cinch. There's even a built-in magnet if you want to attach these lights to a metal surface, and there's no wiring involved, because they're powered by AAA batteries.


41. The Pan Organizer That Saves You Cabinet Space

Deco Brothers Pan Organizer, $24, Amazon

Instead of stacking your pans haphazardly on top of each other, keep them organized with the Deco Brothers pan organizer. This organizer can be used on both countertops and in cabinets to keep your pans straight — and can even sit horizontal or vertical depending on your needs. It's able to hold up to five pans, and each order even comes with mounting screws should you decide you want to attach it to a cabinet door or stable surface.


42. A Set Of Resistance Bands Made From 100 Percent Natural Latex

Limm Resistance Bands, $10 (5 Pack), Amazon

Getting to the gym after a long day can be daunting, so give yourself a break and use the Limm resistance bands in the comfort of your own home instead. These resistance bands help improve the muscle tone in your arms, legs, glutes, and back, and each strap is 12 inches long so that you can stretch them as far as you like.


43. The Witch Hazel That Smells Like Rose Petals

Thayers Rose Petal Witch Hazel, $17 (2 Pack), Amazon

Great for oily, irritated, red, burned, or dry skin, the Thayers rose petal witch hazel has zero drying alcohols and is made with organic aloe vera to help soothe skin all over your body. This witch hazel is great for cleansing the pores in your T-zone without removing any natural moisture, and the soft rose petal fragrance is super-gentle and soothing.

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