While it's definitely not everything in life, popularity has its perks. When you have a wide network of friends and family, you can use it to find a job, score discount concert tickets, or even swing a cheap deal on a new car. But thanks to the internet, people aren't the only ones with wide networks. Take the
ridiculously clever Amazon products with a cult following, for example.
If a product
isn't popular, it's for one of two reasons: either no one knows about it, or it's a hunk of junk. If no one knows about it, you can easily tell by looking at the reviews — there probably won't be any for you to read. But if it's not worth the buy, the reviews are likely filled with past-shoppers tearing the item to shreds. Luckily, not only does Amazon make it easy to return purchases you no longer want, but their customer review section is also so large, it's almost impossible to wind up with a bunk product.
But if you're worried about accidentally wasting your hard-earned money, fear not — I've come up with this list that's chock-full of
awesome products currently skyrocketing in popularity. From high-waisted yoga pants with a built-in pocket, to eco-friendly silicone container lids, you truly can't go wrong with any of these great products that Amazon users are obsessed with.
These Stretchable Lids That Help Keep Your Food Fresh
Instead of hunting around for that
one lid in your cabinet, just use these versatile silicone lids to cover your leftovers and spill-proof your drinks. They come in a variety of sizes, plus they stretch out over your containers so that you can use them on bowls, pots, mugs, and more.
A Fashionable Bralette Made From Breathable Cotton
Whereas traditional bras can feel uncomfortable,
this bralette is the exact opposite. Thanks to the breathable cotton, it's great for workouts, relaxing, or running errands — and buyers say it "offers support but is still a relaxed comfy fit." Get it in a wide range of colors and patterns. Available sizes: X-Small — 3X Plus
The Cult-Favorite Yoga Pants With A Convenient Pocket
Made with four-way stretch material,
these high-waisted yoga pants are not only great for lounging, but they're also perfect for the gym since they're squat-proof. The convenient pocket is a great place to store your keys, phone, or even cash, and they're available in a variety of fashionable colors. No wonder they have over 10,000 reviews. Available sizes: X-Small — XXX-Large
A Bowl That Lets You Pop Loose Kernels In The Microwave
Available in 18 different fun colors,
this bowl is a must-have for anyone who loves fresh popcorn. The easy-grab handles keep your hands safe from accidental burns, and it doubles as a regular bowl when you're not using it to pop loose kernels; then it collapses down for easy storage.
The Thick Wool Socks That Are Extra-Cozy In The Winter
Wear them to keep your feet warm while shoveling or skiing, or wear
these thick wool socks to add a fun splash of color to practically any outfit. They're breathable so that you won't have to worry about your feet overheating or sweating, plus one Amazon reviewer raved about the "very vibrant" color schemes.
An Oversized Faux-Fur Jacket That's Incredibly Fashionable
Instead of wearing expensive fur, switch to a cruelty-free option like
this faux fur jacket. It has an oversized fit that makes it great for layering, and the soft fleece interior helps keep you warm in the cold weather. There are two pockets where you can easily store your keys and cash, plus it's available in more than 15 colors. Available sizes: Small — 3X-Large
This Pair Of Adjustable Bamboo-Memory Foam Pillows
Filled with shredded memory foam that you can easily remove for a lower loft,
these pillows are great for practically any sleeping style. You can even put them between your legs if you sleep on your side, or underneath your knees if you prefer to snooze on your back. The bamboo cover is hypoallergenic as well as breathable so that you don't overheat at night.
A Hilarious Bath Bomb For When You're Fed Up With The World
Unlike other bath bombs, the hilariously named
F bomb has a fun fortune cookie-esque message on the inside for you to enjoy once it dissolves. It also won't leave any stubborn stains around the rim of your tub, and the lavender scent and fizzy consistency are designed to help melt away your anger.
The Instant Camera With A Built-In Selfie Mirror
If you're a fan of old-school Polaroid pictures,
this instant camera is right up your alley. Using just two AA batteries, this camera will print out your photos so that you can immediately hang them in your room or share them with friends. The built-in mirror helps you take great selfies, plus the macro lens adapter is perfect for any close-ups.
A Weighted Blanket That Can Help You Fall Asleep At Night
This weighted blanket has hundreds of reviews and a 4.5-star rating. Unlike other weighted blankets, it has a breathable cotton cover that's stitched so that the glass beads on the inside stay evenly distributed throughout, plus it's available in a variety of inviting colors.
A Smart Light Bulb That's Compatible With Alexa
Just sync it with Alexa or Google Assistant, and you can easily control
this smart light bulb using voice commands. The downloadable app lets you set schedules so that your lights are on when you come home, and there are 16 million different colors to choose from — setting a mood has never been so easy.
An Immersion Blender Made From Stainless Steel
Use it to make smoothies, marinades, and soups, or you can even use
this immersion blender to make baby food — the possibilities are almost endless. The soft-grip handle is non-slip so that it's easy to hold firmly in your hand, and the stainless steel blade is also resistant to rust. It has over 1,000 reviews because it's powerful, compact, and available in almost any color.
The Auto-Sealing Mug That Keeps Your Beverages Toasty
Keep your hot beverages toasty for up to seven hours, or keep your cold beverages chilled for up to 18, thanks to
this insulated travel mug. It's made from rust-resistant stainless steel, plus the lid is leakproof and automatically seals when you're done sipping so you won't have to worry about accidental spills.
A Pair Of Fuzzy Slippers Made With Super-Soft Memory Foam
If you're looking for a pair of slippers that you can wear inside and out, look no further than
these ones. The anti-skid rubber sole makes them perfect for a quick trip to the mailbox, and the high-density memory foam sole contours to the shape of your foot for added comfort. Get them in five colors and four sizes.
The Bottle And Can Cooler That's Double-Wall Insulated
Perfect for BBQs, picnics, and tailgating,
this handheld cooler is a great way to keep your bottled and canned beverages chilled for hours while you sip. There's also a bottle opener built into the top for added convenience, and one reviewer raved that "the rubber seals inside it keep your beer bottle from clanking and moving around while drinking."
A Reversible Throw Blanket With 3 Heat Settings
If you're having trouble staying warm this winter, make sure to grab yourself
this heated throw blanket. It offers three different heat settings to choose from and it's available in a variety of reversible colors. The plush sherpa lining is ultra-soft, and it automatically shuts off after three hours in case you fall asleep.
These Smart Plugs That Let You Control Your Devices Remotely
Just plug in practically any device, and
these smart plugs let you turn it on and off without having to get up off the couch. The downloadable app lets you check to make sure your devices are off after you've left the house, and they're also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant for voice-control options.
An Alarm Clock That Wakes You Up Gently Over Time
Instead of waking up groggy to a loud, blaring alarm, switch over to
this sunrise alarm clock. It gradually grows brighter to simulate the actual sunrise so that you wake up gently. The built-in USB port lets you easily charge your smartphone while you snooze, and the optional built-in sounds mimic natural noises to make your morning even better.
The Device That Lets You Stream Hulu, Netflix, HBO, And More
this Roku streaming stick into your television's HDMI port, and then connect it to your WiFi — you'll instantly be able to use your favorite streaming apps, games, and websites. It's compatible with HD and 4K streaming, plus there's even a voice control function that makes it easy to search for specific shows or movies.
A Fun Party Game That Has Players Create Hilarious Memes
Made for anyone aged 17 and up,
this fun party game has players compete to make the funniest memes using caption and photo cards. Each box comes with more than 300 caption cards as well as 50 photo cards, and many Amazon reviewers compared it to the popular game Apples to Apples — but with a NSFW, internet-centric twist.
The Device That Prints Pictures Directly From Your Smartphone
You could continue paying for expensive prints at the store, or you could save yourself some money by using
this smartphone printer instead. Just connect it to your phone via Bluetooth, and in less than one minute, you can easily print any photo from your phone — plus it even lets you print still images from videos and add fun filters.
A Supplement That Can Help Alleviate Stress And Insomnia
Formulated with melatonin and amino acids,
this sleeping aid can help alleviate stress as well as help people with insomnia fall asleep at night. It's non-habit forming, and one Amazon reviewer wrote that unlike other sleeping aids, this one didn't leave them "in a fog and groggy."
The Echo Dot Bundle That Comes With Two Smart Bulbs
Not only do you get an echo dot, but
this bundle also comes with two smart bulbs so that you can bring your home into the 21st century. You can control the smart bulbs using voice commands when they're synced to the dot, plus there's no hub required.
A Pack Of Dryer Balls That Can Help Save You Money Over Time
Simply toss them into your dryer along with the rest of your wet clothes, and
these dryer balls can help aerate your laundry so that it dries quicker. Not only can they help save you money on your utility bill, but unlike traditional dryer sheets, they're also reusable for hundreds of washes and don't contain any irritating additives.
The Journal That Helps You Achieve Inner Zen
It can be easy to lose sight of what's important in life, so on days like those, use a journal
like this one to sit back and reflect. It's filled with positive affirmations that help put you into a positive mindset, and it's a great way to reset yourself when life gets a little too stressful.
A Pack Of Underwear Made From Breathable Cotton
Available in a variety of colors,
this pack of underwear is great for anyone who wants a ton of underwear, but doesn't want to break the bank either. Each pair is made from breathable, lightweight cotton, and the added spandex lets them stretch a bit for added comfort. One of over 30,000 reviewers raved, "These are hands down, by far the best underwear I have owned." Available sizes: X-Small - XX-Large
The Flat Iron That Helps Reduce Frizz While Infusing Shine
With over 24,000 four- and five-star reviews, it's clear that Amazon shoppers love
this flat iron. The high-quality ceramic plates work to infuse shine into your hair while simultaneously reducing frizz, plus it also has built-in sensors that help ensure that the heat is distributed through your hair evenly.
A Foot Cream That Helps Prevent Further Moisture Loss
By creating a protective layer across the surface of your skin,
this foot cream helps prevent further moisture loss so that your feet feel soft and smooth. Most reviewers saw results after just a few days, and one even wrote that it's the "only thing" that's ever worked to reduce tough skin and thick calluses.
The LED Strip Lights That Are Completely Waterproof
Put them underneath your counters for some chic lighting, or put
these LED strip lights out on your patio — don't worry, they're completely waterproof. The strong adhesive on the back ensures that they stay put practically anywhere you place them, and each order comes with a remote so you can control them from a distance and choose your color scheme.
A Brush That Gently Massages Shampoo Into Your Scalp
Made with thick silicone bristles that can help stimulate blood flow in your scalp,
this shampoo brush not only helps clean your hair, but it also massages your head as you scrub. There are zero batteries required, and it's also waterproof. Currently, it's a cult-favorite with nearly 5,000 reviews.
The Orthopedic Knee Pillow That Can Help Alleviate Sciatica
Just tuck it between your knees when you go to bed, and
this orthopedic pillow may help alleviate pain from sciatica or lower-back tension. It's filled with high-density memory foam that won't collapse over time, and the removable cover is breathable to help prevent you from overheating.
A Family-Friendly Party Game That's Like Russian Roulette, But With Exploding Kittens
this fun party game like Russian roulette — players take turns drawing cards, but if they pull an exploding kitten, they automatically lose. You can block the exploding kitten with defuse cards, plus the entire game only takes about 15 minutes to play and five minutes to learn.
The Soft Bluetooth Headphones That You Can Wear To Bed
If you enjoy listening to music or podcasts as you fall asleep, make sure to grab
these Bluetooth headphones. They're incredibly soft so that you can comfortably wear them while you snooze, and the material is also breathable to help prevent you from getting hot and sweaty. They're also great for keeping your ears warm while you exercise, plus the speakers are removable so that you can easily wash the band.
A Stand Designed To Hold Your Apple Watch
Made from scratch-resistant silicone,
this stand makes for a great place to store your Apple watch when you aren't wearing it. It holds the charger and charging cable in place so that you don't have a bunch of messy wires hanging everywhere, plus it's compatible with the Apple watch series one and newer.
The Bluetooth Earbuds That Are Water- And Sweat-Resistant
Wear them while you're exercising at the gym, or wear
these Bluetooth earbuds while you're out jogging in the rain. They're sweat- as well as water-resistant so you won't have to worry about them short-circuiting, and the battery lasts for up to eight hours when fully charged — or up to 28 hours when used in conjunction with the charging case.
A Hair Dryer That Adds Volume To Flat, Limp Hair
It can be difficult to add volume to flat, limp hair — unless you're using
this volumizing hair dryer, of course. The nylon pin and tufted bristles work to detangle and straighten, while the oval brush design helps add volume to your roots. There are three heat settings to choose from, and it can even help infuse shine into your strands. Those who have never before had luck with DIY blowouts rave: "gives my hair the closest thing to a professional blowout at home."
An Essential Oil Diffuser With 7 Color-Changing Mood Lights
Simply add your favorite essential oils to the water reservoir, then kick back and relax as
this diffuser distributes relaxing aromas throughout the room. There are also seven color-changing lights to choose from to help set the mood, and it's able to run for up to eight hours continuously. It's a number-one best seller because it's powerful, low-maintenance, and stylish.
A $24 Electric Toothbrush That's Just As Good As The Name-Brand
Unlike other electric toothbrushes,
this one is completely waterproof so that you can brush your teeth while you shower. There are three cleaning modes to choose from depending on how sensitive your gums are, and the built-in timer makes it easy to keep track of how long you've been brushing. Despite all those features (and the six replacement brush heads), it costs just $24.
The Shampoo That Can Help Fortify Thin Hair
It doesn't matter whether you have a dry scalp, thinning hair, or fragile strands —
this shampoo can help fortify your mane and reduce breakage. The formula is chock-full of nourishing ingredients like pumpkin seed, black cumin oil, and more, plus it's completely vegan, cruelty-free, and hypoallergenic.
A Body Pillow With A Hypoallergenic And Antimicrobial Fill
With its oversized design,
this body pillow aims to support you no matter what position you prefer. It's covered in natural cotton and stuffed with a hypoallergenic, antimicrobial fill. One Amazon reviewer even raved that "it forms to your shape, and doesn't have that cheap bouncy feel that the others have."
The Handy Tool That Helps Prevent Hair From Clogging Your Drain
Just stick it into your drain, and
the TubShroom will help prevent loose strands of hair from clogging your pipes. It's designed so that the collected hair and debris won't impede the flow of water down the drain, and it's made to fit practically any standard tub or sink.
A Cozy Beanie Hat Available In Dozens Of Classy Colors
It doesn't matter what color scheme your outfit is — you can find a shade that'll match.
This beanie cap is also made to fit virtually all sizes thanks to the stretchy, rib-knit construction, and reviewers rave that it's by far their "favorite hat" in their wardrobe.
The Wearable Massager That Comes With A Car Adapter
Use the adapter to wear it while you drive to work, or simply relax on the couch and let
this wearable massager help soothe away pain from aching muscles. There are three intensity settings to choose from depending on your preferences, and the bi-directional nodes even have an optional heating mode for added relaxation.
A Pack Of Spatulas That Help You Get Every Last Drop From Your Bottles
Throwing out your condiment and makeup bottles is wasteful when there's still product inside, so use
these spatulas to help you get every last drop. They come in a variety of sizes so that they're perfect for small as well as large bottles, and each one is completely BPA-free.
The Bluetooth Speaker That Can Play Music For Up To 6 Hours
If you're looking for a portable speaker that can hold up against the elements,
this Bluetooth one is a great option. It's dust-proof as well as waterproof so that you can easily take it with you on a trip to the beach (or in the shower), and the battery is able to provide up to 6 hours of music when fully charged.
A Foot File Made From Surgical-Grade Stainless Steel
Made from surgical-grade stainless steel,
this foot file is designed to work effectively on both wet and dry feet. It's an easy way to help exfoliate away rough layers of skin without using any harsh chemicals, plus one Amazon reviewer even wrote that "very little pressure is needed" in order for this file to be effective.
The Bundle That Comes With An Echo Show And Smart Plug
Not only do you get a smart plug, but
this bundle also comes with an Echo Show that you can use to watch movies, video chat, or visually check the traffic. There are privacy controls that let you turn off the microphone or camera when you're not using them, plus with over 10,000 positive reviews, it's clear this bundle is a hit with Amazon shoppers.
A Pack Of Sheets That Help Keep Produce Fresher For Longer
Letting your produce spoil in the fridge is an easy way to waste money, but luckily,
these food saver sheets help keep your ingredients fresher for longer. (The secret? They're infused with active botanicals that regulate spoilage.) You can trim them to fit the drawers and shelves in your fridge or line your fruit bowl, plus each one is completely BPA-free.
The LED Night Lights With Built-In Brightness Sensors
Unlike other night lights,
these ones are made with built-in sensors that prevent them from turning on when there's already light in the room, which can help you save money over time. The LED bulbs use hardly any electricity, and they even have a lifetime of over 10,000 hours.
A Brush Made With Nourishing Boar Bristles
Because it's made with boar bristles,
this hairbrush helps distribute oil from your scalp to the tips of your hair, which is an easy, natural way to infuse shine while preventing breakage. It has over 1,100 reviews, one of which raves "my scalp has become one with the universes."
The Device That Charges Your Smartphone Wirelessly
Instead of dealing with tangled charging cables, just use
this wireless charger the next time your smartphone needs some juice. The non-slip coating helps keep your phone secure, and it's incredibly simple to use — just place your phone on the charging pad. When it's done, the LED completion light will illuminate to let you know.
A Gadget That Cooks Delicious Breakfast Sandwiches
The next time you're in a morning rush, use
this breakfast sandwich maker to whip up a quick meal without dirtying up the stove. It only takes about five minutes for all the ingredients to cook (including eggs, sausage or bacon, cheese, and bread), and the heating plates are removable so that they're easy to clean.
This Cult-Favorite Detoxifying Mask Made From Clay
Bentonite clay is great for giving pores a deep cleanse — but it can also help detox hair, exfoliate coarse skin, and soothe blemishes. Luckily,
this beauty secret contains nothing else. You only need to wear it for about 10 minutes in order to experience the full benefits, and nearly 20,000 reviewers are wondering why they didn't add it to their beauty arsenal sooner.
A Pair Of Pillowcases Made From Super Soft Satin
When compared to cotton, satin absorbs less moisture and produces less friction, which means that
these satin pillowcases can help your hair and skin to feel better in the morning. They're available in standard, queen, and king sizes, plus there's a variety of gorgeous colors to choose from so that they'll easily match your sheets.
The Spray That Helps Eliminate Bathroom Odors Before They Happen
Just spray it into your toilet before you "go," and
this spray can help eliminate unwanted bathroom odors before they even hit the air. It's formulated with a blend of lavender, vanilla, and citrus essential oils, plus each bottle comes with enough for about 800 uses.
A Duffle Bag With A Built-In Compartment For Your Shoes
Not only is it available in a variety of colors, but
this duffle bag also has an extra compartment where you can keep your shoes separate from the rest of your luggage. It's made from 100% polyester, and one Amazon reviewer wrote that "it's lightweight, but feels well-made."
The Sweatshirt That Feels Like An Oversized, Soft Blanket
Made from super soft sherpa and available in various colors,
this oversized sweatshirt is practically a must-have for Netflix-binging, fireside reading, and outdoor sports events. The large pocket is a great place to store remotes and other small items, plus one size is made to fit all.
A Magnesium Spray That Can Help Relieve Sore Muscles
Formulated from 100% elemental magnesium sourced directly from the Dead Sea,
this spray is an easy way to help alleviate pain from sore muscles, cramps, and headaches. According to reviewers, it's also effective for insomnia and stress. Each order comes with enough for up to 375 sprays, and the bottle is even TSA-compliant for use on the go.
This Set Of Scented Candles Made With Natural Soy Wax
Each of the candles in
this set is made from 100% soy wax. You also get four scents with every order: rose, lavender, lemon, and Mediterranean fig. The tins are reusable once the wax burns away, plus they arrive packaged in a gorgeous gift box.
These Fan-Favorite Bluetooth Headphones For Under $20
These Bluetooth headphones are waterproof so that you won't have to worry about them breaking if they get wet. They're able to play music for up to nine hours when fully charged, and they're even noise-cancelling in order to help block outside sounds. For a pair under $20, buyers can't believe the sound quality, comfortable fit, and durability.
The Bath Bombs Made With Shea And Cocoa Butter
If you're looking for a set of bath bombs that are relaxing
and nourishing, check out this gift set. Each bath bomb is formulated with shea and cocoa butter to help moisturize dry skin, and unlike competing brands, these ones won't stain your bathtub.
A Strategic Card Game That Has Players Build Unicorn Armies
Perfect for anyone aged 14 and up,
this strategic card game tasks players with building a unicorn army that they can use to destroy their friends. Anywhere from two to eight people can play at a time, and it's earned super high ratings because of its originality and past-paced game play.
The Flameless Candles That Make It Easy To Set A Romantic Mood
Made with LED bulbs that have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours,
these flameless candles come with their own batteries so you can use them right out of the box. They look great standing on their own as well as in glass vases, and the flickering lights add a touch of realism without the burns. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.