I've admitted before that even though I might not be the most efficient shopper when I do make a purchase, I commit—wholeheartedly. This is probably why countless friends, family members, and colleagues are always amazed by the must-have products I've discovered over the years on Amazon. You see, I am not so secretly a wizard when it comes to finding the best products lurking within the behemoth online retailer. And, of course, while I prefer to shop small, there are just some items that are more efficient and affordable to purchase online.
So keeping the keyword "affordable" in mind, I pulled together a list of 37 random things I've found on Amazon that people always ask me about. From fashion basics and trendy accessories to nicely priced beauty must-haves and even a few tech gadgets and wellness essentials, all of the below products are easily sourced on Amazon and can be added to your cart with just a few clicks.
Even better? Every single item on this list clocks in at $50 or less. Still skeptical? Keep scrolling—you're bound to be pleasantly surprised.
They say you have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. You also have to try on a lot of leggings before you find the perfect fit. Go ahead—take these for a spin.
I used to think that I was so diligent about taking off all of my makeup before bed. Just a few swipes of this MakeUp Eraser and I realized how much residue was actually getting left behind (ew, gross). Try it and you'll see for yourself!
So you want healthy skin, some anti-aging action, retinol, a slight tint, and SPF? How's this for an affordable skincare solution?
I am lowkey obsessed with blue light glasses. I have about five pairs that I wear on rotation (a great conversation starter for Zoom meetings), and recommend Peepers frames especially—they come in several fun colors and styles, plus Oprah loves them, too.
I live in New York City, which means I rarely get to drive anywhere. However, I discovered this product when I was at home for the holidays in 2019 and immediately purchased multiples to give to my parents and car-owning friends. The universal design works in any type of vehicle and uses magnets to hold up the phone instead of a clunky contraption. Even better? Two come in a set, so you can keep one and give another to a pal.
I bought these ahead of a long-haul flight to South Africa in 2019, and have no idea how I traveled without noise-canceling headphones before. They're cheap enough that you don't have to beat yourself up if they get lost in transit but also durable and work great.