You’ve probably used Amazon in the last few months.
Whether it’s to buy a new book or gadget, or whether you want to order groceries and watch TV – Amazon has all our needs neatly in one place. Of course, we all have different needs and we don’t always want to buy the same thing!
We’ve compiled a list of Amazon’s ‘Must Haves’ that both make total sense and yet are also a shining example of what the platform has to offer. Check these out…
Nicholas Cage Pillow
Ok, we love a good Nicholas Cage movie as much as anyone. And we also love pillows. But we never quite thought we would ‘need’ this pillow of Nicholas Cage. Strangely, these items are in production and can be shipped all over the world. It’s important to note that the 15.7”x15.7” cover is exactly that: just a cover – no pillow included! The sequined design also makes it fun to play with, as well as unique decoration that is sure to leave an impression on houseguests.
Cards Against Humanity
One of the most popular games to come out of America in recent years, Cards Against Humanity is the self-described ‘party game for horrible people’. It’s based on the classic game ‘Apples to Apples’, where players match answers to incomplete questions and statements. The biggest attraction to Cards Against Humanity is its un-PC and risky nature – often showing players who their friends really are! It originated in 2011 after a successful Kickstarter campaign. It contains more than 500 cards and millions of possibilities.
At the very top of Amazon’s ‘Video Game’ section sits the Nintendo Switch. The console was released in 2017 and is widely considered a huge success for the company. It’s a hybrid console that can be used as a stationary or portable device and can be played online. The Ninento Switch arrived at the perfect time for the company which had seen declining sales and revenue since 2010. Today, it is played by children around the world and includes classic characters like Mario and Luigi in all new adventures.
A LICKI Brush
This one caught us a bit off guard, but wanted to include it here. The LICKI brush is literally a tongue brush for your cat. As if cat owners needed another way to get closer to their cat! Owners can simply bite down on this external tongue and ‘stroke’ their cat with a large tongue. This is certainly a gimmick but is cheap enough to buy on an impulse and see your cat love you even more! Stocks for this particular item often run out (bizarrely), so it’s worth a quick purchase.
The Boyfriend Pillow
We all like a good cuddle sometimes, but we’re not all lucky to have a partner to share it with. For some women, they actually see a benefit in a Boyfriend Pillow – after all, it doesn’t grunt, snore, or fart in bed. This body-shaped pillow can be purchased in white, black, blue, or gray shirts, because girlfriends will want to dress their inanimate boyfriends as much as their living ones. The science proving the health benefits of hugs means that it’s not just the relationship-bound girls that will reap the rewards.
Becoming – Michelle Obama
One of the most popular books on Amazon, Becoming is the first memoir from former First Lady Michelle Obama. Of course, she was in the White House between 2009-2017 while her husband served as President of the United States. Two years after he left public office, Michelle has now released her account of what life was like in Washington. This book is considered compulsory reading for any political junkie and fan of women. Obama has described herself as ‘one of the most iconic and compelling women of our era.’
A Giany Gummy Snake
We all like gummy bears, but nothing compares to this monster you can buy on Amazon. The 26-pound ‘gummy goodness’ is almost eight feet long and contains 450 servings! Of course, if you’re like me it’s more likely to be 100 servings. The shipper guarantees more than a year of shelf life, so there’s no rush to eat it all at once. We don’t want to say it’s ‘too much’ candy, but we don’t like the idea of a gelatin snake kept in the kitchen for months at a time! This purchase is up to you.
A Watermelon Slicer
We’ve all seen the revolutionary apple corer device that quickly and neatly cuts our fruit. Well, this watermelon slicer does exactly the same thing – to perfect results. Next time you buy a watermelon for your dinner parties, simply press down using this thing and see it cut into equal pieces each time. The same company also offers slicers for apples, mangos, and pineapples – so you can make an entire fruit cocktail! It can be used for bread, pie, and pizza too – so it’s worth the investment.
Bose QuietComfort 35 (Series 2)
Headphones today are all the rage – ever since more devices connect to more things. These Bose headphones are wireless and have noise-canceling technology for a better listening experience. What’s more, they have Alexa enabled inside them so you can have access to all your favorite music and other information. You can even send commands to other smart devices in the distance while you are doing other things. Once you put these on, you can escape the rest of the world and relax in peace without interruption.
LED Shower Head Color Changer
Do you remember when you started playing music while you showered? We bet you can’t go back to silence ever again. Well, that’s how you’ll feel after you install this showerhead color changer from Pission. The cap attaches to any showerhead in seconds and automatically switches on when it senses water. Since it runs on hydro-energy, no batteries or wires are required. Pretty soon, you’ll be showering in rainbow-colored water that improves your mood after a long day at work.
Fire TV Stick 4K
The most recent version of Amazon’s Firestick is the most powerful media player the company offers. It was specifically designed for 4K TVs and seamlessly integrates into your television through Wi-Fi. It includes apps like Prime Video, HBO, Netflix, and Hulu – with more options available to add. Prime members have access to 500,000 movies and TV shows, and even if you’re not a member you can use it as an interface. The remote is also operated by your voice, so you don’t even need your fingers!
Our sofas aren’t perfect and don’t yet have space for our drinks or extra gadgets we take into the living room. Thankfully, we managed to track down something called a ‘CouchCoaster’ – and it’s exactly what you think it is. The one-size-fits-all device wraps around leather and suede couches to provide a special place for your hot or cold drink. Next time you bring a cup of tea to watch your favorite show, you can rest easy knowing that it will sit safely and securely by your side.
iOttie Easy One Touch 4 Dashboard and Windshield Mount
It’s increasingly important that we take steps to prevent driving and using our phones. Thankfully, this ‘must have’ in the Car Department shows us that we’re all willing to take precautions. The iOttie is compatible with most modern smartphones, both iPhones and Samsungs, and can literally save lives. It’s perfect for when drivers are following GPS instructions and can’t take their hand off the wheel. Of course, we don’t need to say this but we will anyway: don’t watch Youtube and drive!
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This clever device is quickly changing the way people at home consume drinks. The energy-efficient gadget makes its own fizzy water so you no longer need to buy it in stores. SodaStream offers fruit drop flavors to add in the order, including Lime and Orange. Now, people can make their own healthy soda drinks or simply enjoy a glass of carbonated water. In 2018, the Israeli-based company was bought by Pepsi for a massive $3.2 billion – proving a prosperous future ahead.
Fitbit Charge 2
These days, fitness trackers are all the rage. With so many devices that can track and analyze your movement, there are serious steps being taken to improve health – no pun intended. Amazon’s ‘Official Choice’ for healthcare comes in two sizes and has nearly 18,000 reviews from satisfied customers. It monitors step counts, heartrates, and sleeping patterns to help us live better and more active lives. Get one this year and see yourself embrace health in 2019.
A Toilet Night Light
Some of us get our best ideas when we visit the bathroom. Thankfully, someone might have just saved a life with the GlowBowl Motion Activated Toilet Nightlight. Never again must we choose between painful shining lights or aiming mercifully when we visit the bathroom at night. This gentle glow provides enough light to see what we’re doing without paining our eyes at night. Simply slip one of these into your toilet and select the color that suits you most – and you’re good to go! Options include blue, yellow, purple, white, and green.
Retro Hot Dog Toaster
This is one of those items that you didn’t know you wanted until you saw it! This pop-up toaster cooks four regular-sized hot dogs at a time, as well as their accompanying buns. Now, you can easily warm up your hot dogs and keep them toasty before you eat them. You can keep it alongside your regular bread toaster and never let your hot dogs go cold again. It comes in two colors – red or blue – and will help spice up your kitchen.
This Brushless GPS drone comes complete with a 1080P HD camera and a 100-degree field of view to film some unbelievable sights and events. The battery allows for 20 minutes of flight time and even has a security feature to warn you when the battery is running out – making sure you’ll never lose it mid-flight. Nowadays, there are so many types of drone to choose from but this is heads and shoulders above the rest. Now, you can explore and film unseen areas to capture truly unique things.