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    27 Things From Amazon With Such Great Reviews You May Want To Own Them Yourself

    Candles, and pet toys, and bed sheets — oh my.

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    1. A rice cooker so you can channel your inner Emily Mariko when you make salmon rice bowls. If you're the kind of person who struggles to make the *perfect* batch of rice, this little machine will help you find the sweet spot between rice that's too soft and rice that's hard as a rock.

    the rice cooker on a stove with white rice in it

    Promising review: "I'm someone who has always struggled with cooking rice — it's either a mushy mess or crunchy and burnt to a crisp on the bottom. Well, my rice came our PERFECT. No burnt layers were stuck to the pot, just a tiny layer at the bottom that was cooked more than the rest. I'm incredibly happy with this cooker. Fast, easy rice for a cheap price. Can't beat it." —Bree

    Price: $15.03+ (available in four sizes)

    2. A moving cat toy with a catnip pouch for the ultimate pet distraction. This floppy fish moves around like a real fish out of water and entices kitties to bat, swat, bite, and scratch it — all the things you don't want done to your arms and legs. And the rechargeable battery makes this long-lasting toy good for your wallet, too.

    a black and white cat holding the interactive fish

    Promising review: "I chose this interactive fish toy for our new 7-month-old rescue boy kitty because he was starting to annoy his older sisters. He has A LOT of energy and is quite smart. He was a little hesitant at first but after watching his sisters interact with it, he decided to take on the fish. He strikes it, wrestles with it, and carries it all around. He will play with it for a long time and is tired afterward. Exactly what I was hoping for. I love how you can easily remove the battery. It charges quickly and lasts for several days. Sooo convenient! All my cats highly recommend this toy!" —Diana V  

    Price: $8.49+ (available in four styles)

    3. A tall glass scented candle so you can bring the sweet smell of the holiday season to your home whenever you want. With more than 15 different scents, you can have your bedroom smelling like Apple Wreath and the front room smelling of Mistletoe.

    the white candle in the scent christmas cookie

    Promising review: "The scent was so perfect for the holiday season and now after — they last and last and last! I chose not to do a tree and the scent of this candle allowed me to have the fresh scent of a Christmas Tree without the work and clean up. The candle was so satisfying I purchased another a week later for the back of the house." —Barbara Elyse

    Price: $19.99 (available in 19 scents)

    4. A family-fun game that involves literally throwing "burritos" at your opponent. This is perfect for the upcoming holiday parties where politics will inevitably be brought up. Instead of arguing with your uncles, just whip this game out and throw burritos at them instead! 🌯💨

    the game with the two soft burritos showing through the plastic

    Promising review: "We tried this game for the first time at a work party, with eight adults spanning four decades in age. Needless to say, the ensuing play was hilariously funny and after playing six rounds of the game we were coming up with crazy ideas as to how we could turn it into an all-day office game or even take it outside and play across larger distances. Our group found it to be completely hilarious and appropriate for all ages." —Marcus K.

    Price: $12.48

    5. A Benebone durable chew toy for those people whose biggest expense is buying a new toy each week. This sturdy toy also has teeth cleaning ridges that help keep your dog's mouth smelling not quite so... robust.

    a dog on a blanket with the bone in between its paws

    Promising review: "As a former vet tech, rescuer, and pup momma I've come across some chewers that take the cake. My monster lab/poodle mix can DESTROY just about anything I buy for him. He snaps the ultra Kongs in half without blinking and will crack even the largest Nylabones within a few minutes. Even toys marketed as indestructible with money-back warranties fall to their death in his jaws. That said .... HE LOVES THIS BONE and hasn't managed to do much damage to it which makes it one of the best chew toys I've ever encountered." —CKayy

    Price: $12.56+ (available in sizes five sizes and three flavors)

    6. A set of lightweight bedsheets that reviewers love for their soft and smooth feel. You'll feel like royalty lying on these super-soft microfiber sheets. Plus, the material is wrinkle- and fade-resistant so you can have bright, gorgeous sheets for years to come.

    reviewer photo of the sheets in green with black and white throw pillows on the bed

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE these sheets. SERIOUSLY. I have such a hard time finding sheets, even at the Twin XL length, that don't tend to pull off of our Sleep Number raised head mattress. These actually seem a touch too long, which is fantastic. They are VERY soft, and actually have the feel of a silky sheet. I will be purchasing many more sets of these, especially because I have some kids with sensory issues and they will REALLY be happy with the smooth, soft feel of the sheets." —Snarky Mom Michelle

    Price: $14.99+ (available in sizes twin—California King and 44 colors)

    7. A transportable sewing kit if you need to repair something quickly. This practical kit has all of the essentials for mending a rip or tear. *AND* it's compact enough to just toss in your purse. Now you can get as low as you want at the club, and if you split your pants? Well, you've got it covered!

    the sewing kit with different strings and other scissors and pins in the kit

    Promising review: "So glad I bought this little sewing kit! Having sewing supplies on hand is a godsend when emergencies happen. The last time I was in Mexico, a pair of my travel partner’s pants ripped at the seam, and I spent hours trying to find a needle and thread to repair them. (Yes, he only brought one pair of nice pants... sigh.) After that happened, I vowed to never travel without a little kit on hand. This is a tiny size that won’t take up much room in a suitcase but that really packs a punch, stuffed with useful items." —Kaya Massey

    Price: $7.64+ (available in two sizes)

    8. A kitchen thermometer and clock so you can be certain the food you're serving at your dinner parties isn't going to make your guests sick. This handy tool has a stainless steel probe for ease of use and can monitor temperature as well as keep track of cooking time.


    Promising review: "This thermometer has been an absolute game-changer for my husband's smoker. No longer does he have to lift the lid and check the temp of his brisket and ruin the temp of the grill. I love the pre-programmed animal temperature settings and the detachable probe for easy washing. Beeps once the meat gets up to temperature. Works in F or C. There is also a timer mode. Extremely pleased with this purchase! We have used it several times since purchasing and have not encountered any issues. We've made some of the best meat ever thanks to this gadget."  —madeline audrey

    Price: $16.14

    9. A set of card protectors so your valuable docs don't get torn or ruined when you go out for drinks with friends. Plus, you can attach it to a retractable line so you can easily keep your card right on your person.

    a vaccine card in the holder

    Promising review: "I ordered these on a whim, thinking they might protect the paper records they gave us. Didn't realize how practical they would become. I was originally going to store the paper records in these holders along with our important papers. Instead, I wound up buying two sets. I used one set to store the original record and used the second set to place a paper copy in it to carry in my purse since places are beginning to ask for proof of vaccination for attendance. They work well in protecting the records." —Valerie Sweet

    Price: $7.98

    10. A strong of colorful fairy lights to give any room in the house a soft ambiance. These are perfect during the holidays to give your space a magical upgrade but can also be used throughout the year to light up your life.


    Promising review: "I absolutely love these lights! They are beautiful, soft but bright, and perfect for knitting in bed. My sons took the first pair to string up in their treehouse and they loved them so much that I had to let them keep them and immediately bought another string." —brujadelana

    Price: $7.99+ (available in one-, two-, and four-packs and in seven colors)

    11. A tracing board that's perfect for everyone from professional artists to amateur drawers. The lightweight board allows all types of paper to stick easily to it so you can trace anything without having to hold paper against a window.

    the tracing board with a stenciled drawing on it in black and white

    Promising review: "The drawing paper I use is kind of thick and the dimming of it makes it very easy to use. No eye strain. I used it in a sketchbook. Since it's so thin I can just pick it up and put it between the pages. I like how the tracing paper just stuck to the device so I didn’t have to tape it down to keep it from moving. I don’t know if it will work for all kinds of paper but it worked for that. I would definitely recommend it to a friend or give it as a gift." —Niberka Fernandez

    Price: $21.98+ (available in three sizes and four colors)

    12. A bottle of L'Oréal Wonder Water hair treatment that helps boost shine on damaged hair. And, this rinse-out treatment is paraben-, sulfate-, and dye-free so you can feel good about using it frequently.

    Promising review: "I don’t usually do reviews on products, but for this one, I absolutely have to. I have 3c type hair and struggle with a lot of breakage, unmanageability, and moisture. When my mom mentioned this product to me I didn’t take her seriously because of the simple fact that we have two completely different hair textures. I never would have thought this brand would work on my hair. I have never in my 22 years felt my hair like this. I feel like I have a completely different head of hair. This product is so amazing and I will FOREVER be using this product in my hair regimen. Thank you so much!" —Theressa Hailey

    Price: $8.97

    13. A pack of Earth Rated doggy poop bags made from recycled materials that trap odors without any fruity, overpowering smells. These durable bags will be your go-to for all dog walks from now on simply because you won't feel like you're walking in a cloud of poop stench.

    reviewer walking their dog with a red leash and the poop bags attached to the leash

    Promising review: "I never imagined I'd grow up to write reviews of dog poop bags on the internet, yet here I am. First of all, I have a dog who has what I politely like to call anxious tummy. Sometimes people scare him in my apartment hallway, and he accidentally goes right there on the steps. At this moment, it is SUPER CLUTCH to have an easy-to-open poop bag like this one at the ready. Wood chips and plastic bags typically don't mix, but these bad boys (or should I say good boys?) are able to handle the mulch without ripping and tearing which is awesome in my book." —mcr

    Price: $6.99+ (available in two sizes and two scents)

    14. A bottle of semi-permanent hair dye conditioner to help keep the shine and color in your hair. There's nothing worse than spending *tons* of money at the salon to get your hair dyed only to have most of the color wash out within a week or two. Enter: this handy product. This conditioner helps maintain the vibrancy of dyed hair so your money feels well spent.

    reviewer showing a before picture with dull red hair and an after picture with bright red hair

    Promising review: "I absolutely LOVE this product! I have naturally white/gray hair and this just gives it that extra something. It takes my color from dull salt & pepper to shiny silver. I originally bought this for my 17-year-old daughter who had dyed her hair silver. It kept her color from fading and looking dull. After she decided to switch to pink I started using the product so it wouldn't go to waste and I've now reordered three times. This is not a hair dye, it is meant to replace your current shampoo/conditioner to maintain color. It works beautifully when used as it was intended." —mathea

    Price: $15+ (available in two sizes and 19 colors)

    15. A countertop dishwasher if your apartment didn't come with a handy appliance that washes dishes for you. This compact device does all the things a regular-sized washing machine does but takes up only a fraction of the space.,

    Promising review: "Since not working due to the pandemic, I have been cooking a lot at home which means plenty of dishes. This machine has handled it wonderfully. I usually will run one to two loads a day, since I primarily cook from scratch. It works better than the larger one I used to have. Energy-efficient and clean dishes to boot. I would strongly recommend this machine over other countertops because it is a powerhouse! Get one and you won't be disappointed as long as you don't overfill." —Kindle Customer

    Price: $289.79+ (available in two colors)

    16. A hair clipper and trimmer because if we've learned anything from this pandemic, it's that haircuts don't need to cost an entire paycheck. This at-home tool trims, shaves, and cuts hair to perfection.

    the clipper and rainbow attachments

    Promising review: "These cordless clippers provided the cleanest, fastest cut of any clippers I can remember using. I always oiled my blade on my corded clippers, but I don't remember them ever cutting so well. The cordless clipper blade is full size and uses the same guide comb attachments as the corded version. But the cordless has an advantage in that the clipper head snaps on and off for easy cleaning, while a screwdriver is required for the corded version." —Amazon Customer 

    Price: $18.62

    17. An ice maker that serves up perfectly sized, chewable ice. You can also schedule when you want this machine to make ice with a Bluetooth connection so you can plan ahead when game night comes around.

    the ice maker filled with ice on a counter

    Promising review: "This product produces amazing bunny poop-shaped nuggets that melt in your mouth — AMAZING. I am munching on them right now. 10/10 recommend." —Amazon Customer

    Price: $529+ (available with or without a side tank)

    18. A box of aromatherapy shower bombs to fill your senses with delicious scents from lavender to eucalyptus to vanilla. Just place the bomb in the shower and let the steam do all the hard work while you float away into mental paradise.

    the full box of different scented shower bombs

    Promising review: "I recently moved into a new apartment, that had no bathtub. Normally after work to unwind I use a bath bomb and take a hot bath, which now I cannot! I did some research and found these shower soothers! The smell is great, even better to unwind with than taking a bath! Will continue to use and buy them! The little box they come in is also adorable! I can't wait to come home from work and use them every day! Love the lavender one!" —Emmy

    Price: $21.99

    19. A mini washing machine if you don't have a lot of room in your apartment and are tired of trekking to the laundromat just to wash your favorite pants. All you have to do is throw your little load into this baby, fill it with water, set the timer, and wash away!

    the small washing machine wit the lid open

    Promising review: "I can safely say that this washer/spinner is THE BEST! We used to spend at least $40 a month on laundry, and now we only have to do our sheets, towels, and jeans at the pay wash, as those would be too heavy for this washer/spinner. I use this washer/spinner every other day. I put just about a tablespoon or so of liquid detergent in it and fill it up by just using our shower head. After I wash, I drain the water in the shower and then just hand wring everything and put it back in the washer and refill again and wash it again. Rewashing it without the detergent is probably unnecessary, but I feel this really gets out all the detergent since there is no rinse cycle. All I have to do is hang up the items and put a fan on them for a day, and they are dry! We just hang them in the shower. I would highly recommend this product. Even if it breaks today, I would buy it again." —Kari McGrath

    Price: $99.99

    20. A pack of Mrs. Meyers hand soap made with plant-based ingredients and essential oils that cut through dirt and grime all while giving off a delicious aroma. Yes, please!

    mrs. meyers hand soap in oat blossom scent

    Promising review: "Mrs. Meyer's is the only soap I have found that doesn't dry my hands out terribly and this particular scent is just heavenly." —Tiffany M Ludlow

    Price: $11.94+ (available in four scents)

    21. A Crave detangling brush that helps get knots out of hair without all that painful pulling and yanking. The unique bristles separate the hair sideways instead of downwards so your hair doesn't get damaged and ripped from the scalp.,

    Promising review: "This is my new favorite brush and I use it all the time. I have mostly 4a hair, with maybe a touch of 3c here and there, but my hair is definitely in the kinky category and this brush works great. I'm able to use it on my hair wet or dry as long as I have some product in it. When it's wet I normally use oil and leave-in conditioner and it glides right through with ease." —Marisa

    Price: $11.88 (available in six colors)

    22. A pack of acne healing patches with a clear, matte finish to blend perfectly in with all skin tones. The protective patch keeps your blemishes out of reach from harmful dirt while it heals and even prevents scarring.

    Promising review: "I have never had this happen in my life until recently, but there’s a spot on my chin where I’ve had recurring acne. I was very skeptical, but after one try I LOVE these!! When I removed the patch from my problem area, I could see on the spot itself had something on it! The swelling had gone down significantly, and there was no longer a visible head on my zit. I was seriously shocked. This spot was still red because it’s just been a severe spot for me lately, but honestly, this was a huge improvement for me because I could easily conceal redness with makeup. And for after just one overnight use! I continued putting patches on it and the spot on my face is healed after just a couple of days." —Sean M

    Price: $15.99

    23. A bar of cocoa butter soap that you need simply because it literally costs less than a dollar. But it also helps repair dry skin with cocoa butter and vitamin E, which is perfect as we move into the cold, dry season.

    a reviewer photo of a hand holding the bar of soap

    Promising review: "I have very dry skin in which I flake all the time. I use a variety of products during the day to help with the problem. I used to have little red dots after showering with other soaps and shower gels. Since I have used this Yardley soap there are no red dots, it's been awesome. I do not itch and my skin is softer and looks better. I wish I had realized this sooner. I am so grateful to have found you. Thank you!" —Kindle Customer

    Price: $0.69

    24. A collagen supplement to help promote hair growth, strong nail beds, and healthy bones and joints. Reviewers also credit this collagen powder with helping them sleep better. Simply dissolve the powder in a morning cup of tea and watch the results trickle in.

    reviewer image of the collagen peptides and a before picture of cracked fingernails and an after photo of healthy nails

    Promising review: "I have been very happy with this product. The first difference I felt after a few weeks was that it helped me sleep. It contains glycine and if you look online there is research that shows that helps with sleep. I sleep for longer periods and if I wake up at night I can fall back asleep quickly which has made a big difference in my general well-being. Then after about six weeks, my knees started to feel better which I think was the collagen, and now after a few months, my hair is shinier — all good things!" —Rose265

    Price: $24.98+ (available in five sizes and two flavors)

    25. An eyeshadow stick for the people who don't have time in the morning to spend perfecting an eyeshadow look. Just give your lids a swipe of this pigmented stick and you'll have just the right pop of color in seconds.


    Promising review: "I have to do my makeup most mornings with one hand while holding my baby on my hip with the other. Bought this because using an eyeshadow brush and palette became out of the question. I bought this in Stone because I didn't want any glitter or shimmer and it is PERFECT. You can layer it for a more intense color or just do one light swipe for a hint of shadow. Stays all day, doesn't crease or smear, even in the blistering 100-degree Texas heat. Love this stuff." —Millenial Mamma

    Price: $14+ (available in 12 colors)

    26. An O'Keeffe's foot cream that will exfoliate and repair even the most cracked of feet. The special formula penetrates deep into the skin to moisturize and replenish, even through that tough exterior. Prepare to become a foot model.

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Seriously. My feet have been cracked non-stop for probably the last 10 years. I've tried literally everything. I was just about to buy a foot chemical peel when I saw this and figured I'd give it a shot. After 4+ weeks my feet have never been better. They are still a little surface dry, probably because I only use it at night, but there are ZERO cracks in them. Overall, I couldn't recommend this more." —Jaime

    Price: $6.41+ (available in packs of one, two, three, four, six, and 12)

    27. A classic flannel shirt because it's fall and you can never go wrong with a good flannel shirt in the fall. And this baby is made from super soft cotton so you'll feel nice and cozy in your autumn staple.

    a reviewer group all wearing the plaid shirts in blue and black plaid

    Promising review: "These are perhaps the highest quality flannel shirts of this type that I have ever purchased. The fit is perfect, with a little room available for shrinkage, and the cut, feel, thickness, button stitching, cuff length, etc. are simply fabulous. Not too heavy, and definitely not thin. Highly recommended!" —JSG

    Price: $13.99+ (available in men's sizes XS-XXL, 3X-8X, youth sizes 4-14, tall or regular fits, and 39 colors)

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