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    26 Products On Amazon Our Readers Are Loving Right Now

    A faux-fur throw blanket, inflatable duck, mini single-serve blender, and 24 other favorite products from our recent posts.

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    1. A "stained glass" butterfly activity kit that'll encourage kids to make art — and you, the parent, to start hanging things on your window.

    Promising review: "Every kit in the Melissa & Doug stained-glass line offers something fresh and new. In this kit, the rainbow-colored wings frame a pebbly purple body set inside a textured frame. It’s a visual and tactile sensory experience that the target age of 5-10 will love. The pieces are large and geometrically similar, which makes placement fairly easy and routine. This is not a challenging project; it’s more about creating a magnificent five-layered butterfly, piece by deliberate piece. When hung in a sunlit window, it radiates colored light." —Melanie Gilbert

    Price: $12.87

    2. A faux-fur fleece throw blanket for chillier summer days or your perpetually over-air-conditioned place of work.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for: a THROW, not a blanket. It is small, as a throw should be. It's SUPER soft and washed up nicely. So far, I do not notice any "shedding." It is "ivory" in color but a light ivory, not very deep yellow which is perfect for me." —The Youngs

    Price: $29.99 (available in two sizes and in ivory, grey, and shaggy camel)

    3. A great pair of mid-rise cropped skinny jeans that'll stay looking first-week new no matter how many times you wash 'em — that is, unless you opt for the distressed pair.

    Promising review: "These pants are the perfect jegging. They don’t fade at all when washed. I purchased the black with holes in the knees and they go right above your ankle, are very stretchy and high waisted. Overall great product." —KWJ

    Price: $48.50 (available in sizes 24-33 and in classic indigo, black destroyed, midnight, vintage destroyed, and storm)

    4. A set of flameless LED candles, because you love the idea of mood-setting but don't want to be held responsible for actual fire.

    Promising review: "The included remote allows me to choose between regular and candle (flickering) light, adjust the brightness, and set the timer so the candles will shut off automatically after two, four, six, or eight hours (and turn themselves on automatically at the same time the next day). Since our outdoor temperatures have dropped from blisteringly hot to mildly warm (south Alabama, what else needs to be said?), I am using these wax candles outdoors in my porch lanterns as part of my Christmas display. They're lovely!! My husband has even commented on how nice the porch looks as he's arriving home after work. I am extremely pleased with these candles." —Angela M

    Price: $14.99

    5. An easy-on-the-skin silk pillowcase that'll keep you nice and cool during the summer months and your bed looking tidy and unwrinkled year-round.

    Promising review: "I never thought much about pillowcases, but after purchasing and using this Zimasilk pillowcase, I have found new happiness! This pillowcase is incredibly comfortable on the head and face, it's not too slick or grabby, stays nice and cool, and my wife's hair doesn't stick to it." —D. ROBINSON

    Price: $21.99 (available in four sizes and in 14 colors)

    6. A variety pack of scented Lip Smacker lip balm with SPF protection, if boring ol' Carmex just isn't doing it for you anymore.

    Promising review: "I live in Arizona so I’m always looking for new products that medicate my dry lips. I didn’t like how I had to buy all four together but I understand why now; I could easily love just one but I would be missing out. every day I grab a different one when I walk out the door and it’s nice to have options and not just stick to Carmex." —Ashley

    Price: $9.99

    7. A pair of noise-canceling workout headphones you won't have to sweat about ruining when you push yourself a little too hard during a workout.

    Promising review: "LOVE LOVE LOVE! I got these for working out. Pleased to say they withstand sweating and running perfectly — even in the sauna!" —Jessica Sweet

    Price: $28.99

    8. A Stanley measuring tape that'll make a measurable difference in various housekeeping tasks.

    Promising review: "About 22 years ago, I bought a lufkin steel tape measure and used it so often that I wore it out. I replaced the tape twice and the third time it broke, I threw it away and looked for another. Turns out they stopped making them with steel cases and I turned to Stanley. The Stanley is even better than the lufkin was (and it was my favorite). Very well-made. It opens and extends easily and smoothly and returns without any coaxing. Its 12-foot tape makes it small enough to carry in my pocket and not feel uncomfortable. Nice tape measure. I hope I get 22 years of use out of this one as well." —bctruck

    Price: $9.88

    9. A two-in-one activity table, so the tots can have some space to themselves to whip up Lego creations — and then pivot to doodling when inspiration strikes.

    Promising review: "I cannot believe how easy this was to put together. It literally took me five minutes from opening the box to setup. You simply snap the legs on to each part and viola! This is so perfect for my 18-month-old grandbaby and her regular and large size Legos fit great." —Arlene M. Singh

    Price: $47.36

    10. A pack of charcoal one-minute masks to zap all that nasty pore-clogging dirt and oil, even when you're pressed for time.

    Promising review: "These are great!!!!! I love the warming feeling as I massage this on my face. It thoroughly cleaned my face. My face felt so clean and smooth after using. It's especially great because it's only one minute, unlike most masks (10-20 mins). This works great and I highly recommend these!! —Heather Ford

    Price: $5.82 (for a pack of four)

    11. A luxury skin-care sample box, if you still haven't settled into a daily regimen and are looking to dip your toes (or face) into some products for a reduced price.

    Promising review: "I really like the concept of making a purchase for product samples and getting the credit back to use on full-size products. I especially like that for this box, I can use the credit on more than just what is in the box and also on other products from the brands included — definitely improves the value! When Iooked at the full-size products for the items included in the box, I realized the box value is more than $45 for the samples I got (Sesha and Vanilla Blackberry perfume alone are worth $20 for the sample sizes) and the credit will be nice to have to reduce the price of whatever I buy (still having a hard time deciding what to get first!). Also, I would never have tried some of the products otherwise and found some new brands I love. Overall I would say I thought this was a good experience and I am definitely going to look at some of the other sample boxes available — perhaps my dog deserves some pampering also :)" —Cal

    Price: $19.99

    12. A large and comfy play mat that your lil' kiddo can keep busy with — whether that's at home or on the go.

    Promising review: "This mat offers just the right amount of cushion and also stays in place well. It's a great size for my 8-month-old who enjoys the different textures and colors. I am including a picture of her touching a flower pattern that she was in awe of for the first 10 minutes." —@gnrmuggle

    Price: $39.99

    13. A bottle warmer to make infant feeding — particularly while traveling without access to a microwave — a little less daunting.

    Promising review: "This bottle warmer doesn't take up too much room on my counter, and after you figure out how much water is needed to heat your bottle to the temperature you need, it works great every time. It fits wide and narrow bottles (with an included attachment ring). My baby is picky and won't drink cold milk. This is a lifesaver if we are traveling." —SCF

    Price: $14.79

    14. A handheld spiralizer so you can whip up some zoodles whenever you dang please.

    Promising review: "For ease of use, storage size, and not having to deal with a jigsaw puzzle of parts, this is the spiralizer you'll reach for and actually use. I started spiralizing veggies with one of those double-coned pencil-sharpener-style gadgets a few years ago, but it was very limited and it broke a lot of my veggies without even spiralizing them. I then moved up to a fancy crank-style spiralizer with lots of parts and a catch basin, etc. It does a good job, but it's as much fun to get out of the cabinet as my food processor. I avoid it. This OXO, however, is just right. It makes me feel like Goldilocks, lol. I've used it with carrots, zucchini, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, and beets (wear food-service gloves to avoid beet-stained hands) to make gorgeous and delicious veggie noodles. It's easy to use for large or small batches, and it cleans up quickly." —J Williamson

    Price: $14.99+ (available with one, two, or three blades)

    15. An Echo Show, because it's never too late to invite Alexa into your household (and basically never use your hands to activate devices again).

    Promising review: "I know that many media folks have stated that the 'Drop-in' feature of the Echos is 'creepy' and can see their point. Here's a different perspective. Mom is now almost 95 and she has short-term memory dementia, she's in great spirits but I really can't teach her anything technical, like dialing a phone or even pressing a memory dial button. She lives near my sister and is two hours away so visiting is always a bit of a project. I thought I'd try setting a Show next to her rocking chair. I can now 'Drop-in' on her every day and share some face time with her, visit with her granddaughter, see the dog whom she LOVES, and just make her smile. The beauty is that there is no interaction needed on her end, the caregivers and my Mom love this setup. The fact that I can use my phone from anywhere and actually see and talk to Mom, and show her things is hugely entertaining and comforting for Mom, and everyone in the family. So I say with extreme gratitude, thank you, Amazon, for creating an amazingly personally helpful tool for the elderly." —Ed Rempalski

    Price: $129.99 (or five monthly payments of $26, available in black and white)

    16. A 5-quart nonstick sauté pan with a lid, so you can finally make that ambitious dish you were worried would burn to a crisp in your other cookware.

    Promising review: "Could not buy a better pan for the money. This is my second one, and with proper care is bound to last as long as my previous one (seven years). To clean it, simply rinse it under hot water using a soft sponge and liquid dish soap; the heat of the water activates the nonstick, so leftover food slides right off. It is sturdy, yet light enough to handle, and it does not bow with high heat (unlike my $60 'bargain-priced' Calphalon). The small handle is really a lifesaver for handling the pan when it's filled with food. The cover fits perfectly." —R. Palermo

    Price: $19.94

    17. A set of neoprene dumbbells for days you don't feel like schlepping to the local gym.

    Promising review: "These weights are perfect for my home workout each day. The neoprene covering has a bit of a light texture and is even throughout the surface of each weight (no bumps). The weight of each dumbbell is listed on both ends in reflective silver ink: 2 LB, 3 LB, 5 LB. The feature I like most about these weights — besides their excellent price — is that the ends are hexagonal, which keeps them from rolling away if I set them on the floor between exercises." —Tropical Panda

    Price: $8.49+ (available in 1- to 32-pound versions)

    18. A pack of super-absorbent drool bibs, because parenting rules but cleanup drools.

    Promising review: "I have a 4.5-month-old son and he just started the not-so-fun process of teething, so he's definitely drooling more than he was a month ago. These bibs are so cute, stylish, and amazingly soft...and I mean really soft. My son would usually pull off other bibs after a short time but he doesn't with these. I also love that there is a detachable chewy/teether on each bib. Overall, I am super happy with this purchase." —Sarah

    Price: $15.98+ for a set of six (available in white, pink, and four variety packs)

    19. A mini single-serve blender for days you're running late to work but are still determined to have a nutritious, well-rounded breakfast.

    Promising review: "This blender is my new favorite! I hate — and I mean hate — having a lot of things on my counter. This blender is the perfect size that I don't mind leaving it out. Its great for morning smoothies. I use this blender three or four times a day for my protein shakes. The part I like most is that it's small and doesn't have a lot of parts and it's easy to clean." —Nicol

    Price: $21.95 (available in white/back and white/red)

    20. A scratcher toy that'll keep your cat entertained for hours at a time.

    Promising review: "What used to be known as the dignity of cats flies out the window in the presence of the Turbo Scratcher. My cats love this and will drive us nuts for hours with the 'whoosh-whoosh-whoosh' sounds. Our youngest, Leetle, spends the most time with it, sitting on top and deftly swatting the ball over and over. And over. And OVER. Add the catnip for double the insanity! Great product, replaceable cardboard inserts, happy kittehs (= happy mommy)!" —sandika

    Price: $10.49

    21. A five-tiered corner shelf, for a creative solution to your limited floor space and affinity for unusual shelving.

    Promising review: "This installed quickly and looks really good. For simple shelving that doesn’t break the piggy bank these are perfect. It even included little screw covers to match the shelves. I am super impressed and my daughter loves them." —Shaunna Prentice

    Price: $19.80+ (available in espresso, gray, natural, walnut, and white)

    22. An Asus Chromebook that was built to be spilled on (not to be confused with Built to Spill), which makes it an ideal student computer.

    Promising review: "Great Chromebook for young students. I've seen this thing get dropped over and over as well as had tons of drinks spilled on it. It actually is hard to believe but it does stand up to the test. Great product, highly recommend it." —R Gerster

    Price: $184.94

    23. An inflatable duck, because you're the extra kind of parent who isn't going to settle for a mini rubber duck when it comes to bath time.

    Promising review: "I used this for my daughter for well over a year. It works great especially after she was able to sit up on her own. I also took it outside after we weren't using it for water play and she loved putting her little dolls in it. We used it to pull her around the yard when it snowed. I have also taken it tubing with me to hold a cooler full of beer, and everyone thought it was hilarious. A 28-gallon Coleman cooler fits perfectly. And it bobbles and you cannot tip it over. This thing is tough and versatile." —Abby Valentine

    Price: $11.85 (also available in swan shape)

    24. Or a pack of large foam letters for them to get a lil' education in while they soak in the tub.

    Promising review: "I purchased these letters with the mesh bag for my 1-year-old's birthday. He clearly needed bathtub toys and he loves chunky letter magnets, so I thought I'd give these large letters a try. I'm so glad I did! He's far from easy on them and he bites them with his four teeth (two top, two bottom). The indents that his teeth leave correct themselves quickly and they're plenty big enough not to be a choking hazard as is. Please realize that they pose a risk if torn apart, but babies, even with this ability, obviously shouldn't be left unsupervised in the tub anyway. Even so pulling them apart, even with toddler teeth, won't be easy because they are very sturdy and dense." —April Reyne

    Price: $7.99

    25. A storage system that'll encourage kids to put their toys away — even when "Clean up, clean up, everybody do your share" isn't involved.

    Promising review: "This rack is as nice as it looks in the picture! The bins are sturdy enough to last for a couple of years with careful use. Now my 3-year-old is encouraged to sort and put away her toys without much prompting! Thinking about buying a second one!" —PM

    Price: $52.91 (available in three color combos)

    26. And a glittery liquid eyeshadow that you won't have to worry about leaving a trail with.,

    Promising review: "BEST GLITTER SHADOWS ON THE MARKET! I have five colors and all are gorgeous. Surprisingly blendable for a liquid and minimal fallout of the glitter, almost none. The formula is great and you don't have to worry about a glitter primer. Stays all day." —Kaytlen

    Price: $24 (available in 13 colors)

    Reviews here have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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