Amazon’s ‘Must Have’ Lists Are Both Useful And Hilarious
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…
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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.
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 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
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
Buy it on for Amazon for $24.95
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!
A Shaving Bib
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The suction cups make it less intrusive than other methods and mess can be easily collected and disposed of in a neat fashion. This is a great gift for bearded men, or for something women can keep in the house next time their partner comes to stay!
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.
A Cheese Melting Pan
We get it: you love cheese. Who doesn’t? Sprinkling a little cheese over your dishes instantly gives them a little more kick. Well, now there’s an easy way to make sure you nail it every time. The Cuisinart Cheese Melt Pan does exactly what you think…
Now, you can melt unhealthy (but delicious) amounts of cheese into its pan and pour it instantly on top of your veggies. Who needs chocolate fondue when you can have cheese fondue?
Warm Butter Knives
We all know the struggle of having to spread cold and hard butter on to your soft piece of bread. It can almost cause chaos as you rip your delicious bread in half. Well, this may look like your normal knife, but it has a secret ability that might just change the way you eat.
The knife transfers heat from your hand and warms up the tip to help melt the butter. Now, it warms up as soon as you touch it – making it perfect to spread. It’s the best thing since sliced bread.
A Cup For Your Cookies
Buy it on Amazon for $19.95 – Cookies come included!
Never again will you need to have a mug AND a plate for your milk and cookies. With this Dunky Cup, kids can enjoy a set of milk and cookies from the same mug – keeping mess to a minimum. Of course, this isn’t just reserved for kids!
Keep in mind that the space for the cookies will likely take the place of the milk, so plan accordingly! It can never hurt to have a little extra stashed away somewhere for extra snacking.
Any parent with young children can know how messy it is to make pancakes in the morning. It’s true that there are measuring items to help with quantities, but that doesn’t stop the mess!
With this Fred & Friends Crayum Batter Crayon, kids can carefully draw their patterns of batter on to the pan and make it fun to cook in the mornings! Better yet, kids can get the fun of designing their breakfast without the extra calories.
An Egg Timer
Year, we get it. Most people today can use their smartphones to time how long to cook their eggs in the morning. But even then, it can be hard to get the perfect hard-boiled egg to help start your day.
This Norpro Egg Perfect Egg Timer is under $5 but is a priceless addition to your morning routine. Not only does it time the process for you, but the device changes color depending on how hard the egg becomes.
Bear Claws Meat Shredders -$19.99
A perfect gift for your husband who likes to prepare a BBQ, these claws are every man’s dream item! Who needs a conventional knife and fork when you can shred your meat like our ancestors?
With these Mountain Grillers Meat Claws, cooks can shred their meat using their bare hands making it fun and inventive. Channel your inner caveman and pick up some claws today. You’ll never use a knife again!
Cereal Bowls With Straws
Obviously, we know that the best part of our morning cereals is the delicious milk at the bottom of the bowl. Now, kids can enjoy it without spilling any of it or slurping from the bowl! These bowls come in packs of four – perfect for the family.
Now, your kids can eat their morning cereal from these colorful bowls that act as a sippy cup at the end. Better yet, they’re safe to put in the dishwasher.
It’s time to throw away your citrus juice. This easy screw-on top makes real lemon or lime juice with a simple squeeze. Just clip it on to a freshly cut piece of citrus and see it for yourself.
For under $6, you can squeeze organic and real citrus juice for years to come. True, you’ll need to buy the foods each time – but we guarantee you’ll never go back once you try it.
Next time you want to eat some corn, don’t think you have to buy the tinned stuff. With this Drizom Corn stripper, you’ll be able to easily shred corn off its cobb. Because even though we all love corn on the cob, the stuff kernel in our teeth is less than desirable!
This unique device is an easy alternative to a corn peeler, which can also collect the kernel and the mess making it easier to clean up.
Diamond Ice Trays
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. However, it doesn’t mean that men won’t also enjoy seeing them in their whiskey glasses every now and then. With this unique ice tray, you’ll see diamonds appear in your liquor in no time!
It’s a nice twist on the usual ice shapes that will make sure you’ll want your drink stirred and not shaken! The item comes as a set for two, offering four diamond ice cubes.
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.
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.
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.