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    33 Of The Best Impulse Buys You Can Get On Amazon

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    We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about their best impulse purchases on Amazon. Here are the fun *and* useful results:

    1. An Amazon Fire TV stick you can simply pop into your existing TV and stream all the shows, movies, and music you want.

    "I’d been a loyal Apple TV user until ours kept glitching, and I was so sick of it that I popped over to Amazon and bought the Fire Stick. It’s so much better in so many ways, and it’s connected to my Alexa so I can tell her to turn on a show for me when I’m too lazy to get up and grab the remote." —bethanyh49a0a6d79

    "I don’t normally make big purchases online but the Fire stick is the best thing ever and I’m obsessed with it!" —alisiakrieg

    You can use the voice button to find shows, launch apps, search for type of movie ("Alexa find suspense thrillers") OR EVEN ORDER A PIZZA from Dominos! I have one of these too, and it's nice and simple to install and use.

    Price: $39.99

    2. Adorable and comfortable camper-style socks that'll make you really happy to flash a bit of ankle.

    "I borrowed a pair from my sister and I know it’s weird to say this about socks, but they just make me so happy to see on my feet. They’re colorful and comfortable, and I don’t know what else I could want from a casual sock. (Although unlike what the listing claims, they’re definitely not super thick wool socks. They seem to be a light-to-medium-weight cotton and acrylic blend, which was fine with me.)" —Natalie Brown

    Price: $13.99 (for a set of five pairs; available in 12 color and pattern sets)

    3. A Migrastil roll-on stick to help evaporate your migraine or tension headache within minutes. Just apply the blend of essential oils (including lavender, spearmint, and peppermint) onto your temples, forehead, and the back of your neck — and POOF! Relief is here.


    "Best $11 spent and I just had to reorder. Gets rid of those nasty migraines within 5-10 minutes." —kirstenj4bba4855a

    Price: $10.99

    A BuzzFeed writer (pictured above, *also* loves this stick! Check out a her full review to learn more about why she loves this.

    4. A four-inch violin for a symphony of sass when people around you are just whining too much.


    "Doesn't make a sound, but whenever one of my coworkers turns into a whiny baby I play them a silent song on what I call the world's tiniest violin." —Andrea Lewis, Facebook

    Price: $15.95

    5. A trio of battery-powered candles with realistic moving "flames" for all the coziness of the real deal, but no


    "I purchased these flameless candles because I wanted to get that cozy, hygge vibe in my apartment without creating a fire hazard. They’re actually super realistic, the flames even flicker, and you can turn all three candles on or off (and dim them) with a remote. I place them on my window sill and I never have to worry about the curtains catching fire, lol!" —Yi Yang

    They're made of resin for a realistic wax-like finish, but they won't melt if left in a sunny spot.

    Price: $21.99+ (also available in ivory).

    6. The entire *extended* Lord of the Rings film trilogy on a whopping 15 discs, including almost two hours of extended movie content, plus 26 hours of bonus material. Stephen Colbert would be jealous.


    "Don't regret that purchase at all! I only watch the extended versions now. I'm contemplating about getting the extended versions of the Hobbit Trilogy."


    Price: $57.99+ (available in Blu-Ray and DVD)

    7. An oven crisper tray so you can properly reheat your leftover (or frozen) fries and cook fried-adjacent foods like baked wings. Thanks to the open-weave basket that circulates hot air, you get a crispy exterior without having to use butter or oil. It's crunch time!



    Just toss it in the dishwasher for easy cleanup. This one comes with two nonstick mats, too.!

    Price: $36.77

    8. A 50 pack of sksksksks, excuse me, stickers you can pop on your water bottle, laptop, or anything else you'd like to add a bit of personalized fun to, VSCO girl–style.


    "I'm a sucker for fun stickers! This pack is cute, cheap, and really good quality. I've stuck these little guys to my water bottle, laptop, and planner to add some personality. I gave a few of them to my friend and kind of regretted it tbh." —Kayla Boyd

    Price: $7.85 (for a pack of 50)

    9. A set of reusable and shatter-resistant glass straws to reduce your plastic waste (every little bit counts). If you don't like how cold metal straws get or think they taste weird, these are a great option!


    "I got those same ones and I love them!" —bethr490b85140

    And they're dishwasher safe!

    Price: $6.99 (for a set of two bent straws, two straight straws, and a brush; also available in all bent or all straight)

    10. A classic Nintendo Entertainment System with an old-school look that's pre-loaded with 30 games, including Super Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda, Pac-Man, Final Fantasy, and many more.

    "It has been so nostalgic and so much fun! My kids love it, I love it, my husband really loves it!" —@dishs_up

    All you need to do is plug it right into your TV and get playing! It only comes with one controller, but you can get extras from Amazon for $15.95 each.

    Price: $89.99

    11. A gua sha scraper (available with or without a roller) to help your skin absorb products better and increase circulation. It just *feels* really great, too.


    "I was buying a couple of skin care items that I was running low on and needed to replace and decided to invest in a jade roller as well. The roller I got came with the scraper and, even though I knew nothing about gua sha, I decided to get it. After researching it and using it, I actually like it better than my roller!" —j415abb611

    Price: $16.95 (for a rose quartz roller *and* gua sha scraper, pictured on left) or $12.99 (for just a jade gua sha scraper, pictured on right)

    12. An Amazon Echo Dot with voice-control technology so you can tell Alexa to play music, send messages, tell you the news or weather, control smart devices, make purchases...and so much more.


    "I got it on a whim. I already had a Sonos system and a Nest thermostat, so I figured I'd give it a try, and didn't expect to really use it that much, but it's been a game-changer. It's so nice to add things to my Cozi shopping list hands free, or check the weather forecast while I'm making breakfast, control the volume of my music and skip tracks without needing to stop what I'm doing. It's been awesome." —axj66

    Price: $49.99 (available in four colors)

    13. A bidet toilet attachment to ~clean the crap out of~ your butt (more thoroughly and with less waste than TP) with just a quick squirt.


    "My butt is 500% happier now." —amspdx88

    "Best purchase ever!" —davids4ba1ffe12

    The Luxe Bidet Neo 120 (which we recommend here), has chrome knobs for a more ~elegant~ look, everything you need to set it up in minutes right in the kit, and a self-cleaning feature that sanitizes the nozzle and retracts when you're not using it.

    Price: $34.95 (available in two colors)

    Btw, the Luxe Bidet Neo 120 was our $$$ pick for best toilet paper (well, best way to get your butt clean) on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    14. A brown sugar body scrub for buffing away dead, dry winter skin *and* moisturizing at the same time (hello sweet almond and jojoba oils), leaving you with super-soft glowy skin and the feeling you just left the spa.


    "I got this brown sugar scrub because I wanted something that would exfoliate dry skin away, retain moisture, and make my skin glow-y and this just blew me away. Brown sugar is actually saturated in several natural oils, so it left my skin looking hydrated, brighter, and with the glow I was looking for, but not in a greasy way." —Jasmin Suknanan

    Price: $14.98.

    15. A Cerama Bryte cooktop cleaning kit that'll tackle grease, stubborn stains, and burnt-on messes, no matter how long they've been sitting there. No judgment.

    "I saw it in a BuzzFeed post last week and figured I'd try it. I could never get the cooktop clean because of stuck-on residue but that little scraper it comes with made the cooktop look brand new. —Ali Brennan List, Facebook

    This comes with everything you need for a shiny stove: a 10-ounce bottle of cleaning solution, two cleaning pads, and the scraper mentioned above!.

    Price: $11.48

    16. A keychain replica of the frame around the peephole in Monica's apartment in Friends that'll make *your* besties say, "Could you BE a bigger fan of that show?"


    17. A pack of multi-purpose alligator clips to make setting curls, sectioning off hair, or clipping back your locks while putting on makeup a breeze — without denting your 'do.,

    "I got a pack of 50 for 7 bucks. They’re the best for keeping your hair out of your face while applying make up, without putting dents in your hair. They’re also great for when you’re curling your hair and need to pin the curl to get it to hold while cooling down." —tlvg

    Price: $6.98 (for a pack of 50)

    18. A jar of (salted or unsalted) pistachio butter you'll want to spread on all the things (toast! crackers! fruit!), feature on a cheese plate, or use to intensify the flavors of pistachio baked goods.


    "A bit pricey, but worth every cent." —Angela Christine, Facebook

    Price: $12.99 (available in salted and unsalted versions)

    19. A "Sexy Man"–scented candle made with soy wax for a nice, slow burn, so there's plenty of time for your guests to sniff the air and ask "Wow, what scent is this?"


    "I ordered this specifically because I thought it'd be funny to tell people what the scent was if anyone HAPPENED to ask one day. I'm also a sucker for candles with clean, minimalist packaging and loved this one for the look. It smells great, like an appropriately spritzed cologne, and it looks great in my apartment. Nothing tops the delight I've felt when people HAVE asked what the scent is and I've been able to proudly shout, 'Why! It's Sexy Man, of course!'" —Mal Mower

    Price: $14.95 (available in two sizes and 26 scents)

    20. A cuddly sweatshirt with a large kangaroo pocket designed to hold your favorite furry friend (canine or feline) when they don't feel like walking.


    "I'm pretty infamous for buying dumb stuff on Amazon. Y'all had an article with one of those cat sweatshirts with a pocket to hold your cat in it. I bought one of those. I don't have a cat." —janea4b241501c

    @New York dog-owners: I would like to see more of these on the subway, please.

    Price: $107 (available in sizes XXS–4X and six colors)

    21. The complete series of Boy Meets World on DVD, because you're never too old to need some classic Feeheeheeeenayyy wisdom.


    "I bought the entire Boy Meets World series randomly one night. Best purchase ever. When i can't find anything else to watch, there's BMW, girls' night — BMW, wanting to relive my youth — BMW. Plus continuing to learn life lessons from Feeny is just a bonus." —tiellem09

    Price: $85

    22. A Squatty Potty to make pooping easier so constipation is no longer your #1 (or should we say #2) consternation.


    If you somehow still don't know what a Squatty Potty is, it's a toilet stool that keeps your feet raised while pooping. ~Going~ in this position is supposed to fully relax your Puborectalis muscle, meaning you have an easier elimination, with no straining. And if you think that's TMI, just try it and see.

    Price: $24.99

    If you want a ~prettier~ one for your bathroom, Squatty Potty also makes a teak wood version ($65.58), a Bamboo version ($84.64), and a clear acrylic version ($78.76).

    23. A looks-more-expensive-than-it-is bird statement necklace so your style can truly take flight.

    "Bought this sparrow necklace after I saw it on a BuzzFeed list. A year later, I still wear it often and I get tons of compliments on it." —singingmommy25

    Price: $12.99

    24. A Bob Ross board game where players compete to complete masterpiece paintings first. Warning: the loser might have to paint some Happy Little Trees afterwards to soothe their soul.

    "Accidentally hit one-click ordering when looking at it. Could’ve cancelled but like... I ain’t mad." —braelynk

    Price: $17.89 (for two to four players)

    25. A gorgeous long-sleeve sheath dress made with stretch lace so you can look entirely chic without *stretching* your budget — whether you're looking for a cocktail number or wedding dress.

    "Due to scheduling of a move across the country, my husband and I opted to have a short engagement and had a smaller, intimate Vegas wedding with our immediate families. As much as I wanted to do the whole boutique visit, trying on multiples styles, I turned to Amazon. I purchased and returned about four or five gown-like dresses, becoming more upset that I couldn't find anything I liked until I stumbled upon what would eventually be my dress. I bought it on a whim, not thinking I'd like it as much as I did. I didn't show anyone except my best friend, who loved it. I debuted it on my wedding day, and my parents, in-laws, and husband absolutely loved it. Thanks, Amazon!" —angelav45d8cf1a3

    Price: $39.99+ (available in sizes XS–XL and five colors)

    26. A s'mores plushie for a nap-time companion who'll keep you truly ~toasty~.

    27. An iconic red Swingline stapler you might just grow a little too attached to.

    "THE red Swingline stapler. I figured why the hell not, I do need a stapler at my desk after all. It makes me so happy and the matching one I got my dad for his birthday gets him multiple comments a week. The ornament (which you can probably find on Amazon {editor's note: you can get it for $20.89]) was a Christmas present from last year that quickly joined the stapler at my desk." —eliseh6

    If you're a fan of Office Space, I highly recommend many of the Amazon reviews.

    Price: $13.99

    28. An assortment of (real! live!) succulent and cactus cuttings for anyone with zero green thumb, but who is looking for a low-maintenance starter plant — here's the key to a mini garden!

    "I read somewhere that gardening can help with depression, and with winter on the way, I knew I would get worse because seasonal affective disorder is a thing. So I made the mistake of getting into plants in November. No place around me had any plant seeds or gardening supplies in stock. I bought a pack of 10 cuttings on Amazon for about $9. They arrived quickly, which is fantastic, considering it literally SNOWED A FEW INCHES THE NEXT DAY." —geniferd

    Price: $14 (for a set of 15 assorted succulent and cactus cuttings — although many reviewers said they got more than 15!)

    29. A bulk container of Jelly Bellies so you can refill your office stash (and be everyone's favorite coworker), Pam Beesly–style.



    Price: $9.98 (for two pounds — that's over 800 jelly beans!)

    30. A unicorn head for lazy costumes... or just scaring your siblings. Up to you!

    "A $40 unicorn head to wear." —chloect

    Price: $13.99 (idk why the user above spent $40 — you can get several different unicorn heads from Amazon for under $15 each!)

    And I'll just throw in a three of my *own* favorite impulse Amazon buys of the past year:

    31. A five-pack of satin scrunchies you can sleep and wake up with consistently smoother, shinier, and less breakage-prone hair. Kind of like sleeping on a satin pillow!


    I've only been sleeping with these for two weeks now, but I've already noticed a *huge* difference in my hair: it's smoother and shiner with less breakage, and when I blow out my hair, it lasts longer without needing to touch it up. I take my hair down in the morning, and it's basically good to go.

    Price: $8 (for a pack of five)

    32. A pair of affordable and modern cat-eye sunnies that'll prove it's hip to be ~square~.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    I don't like bringing "nice" sunglasses on trips, because I'm afraid I'm going to lose or break them. So before going on a trip this summer, I spontaneously added these square cat eye sunnies to my cart. I've now brought them on two trips, worn them in the actual sea, on boat rides, and they've held up beautifully, and taken way too many photos in them. Everyone wants to know where they're from and I just say — twelves buck on Amazon.

    Price: $11.98 (available in seven colors)

    33. A pair of sherpa-lined slipper socks, which were one of Oprah's Favorite Things in 2017, and have been one of my favorite things since 2018.

    BuzzFeed / Maitland Quitmeyer

    Thank you, Oprah, for making me suddenly buy these on a super-cold winter's day in 2018. My feet, which are consistently freezing, have been warmer than ever since. They have non-slip bottoms, which are important for my clumsy self, and they really get the job done. I bought the 'llama pink' pattern, but there are TONS to choose from. I've long since broken them out this fall, as it's been surprisingly cold already in NYC.

    Price: $18.01+ (available in two sizes: adult regular and adult large and 66 colors and patterns)

    Psst: Looking for the lists of Oprah's Fave Things from this year? I've super got you covered: we rounded up Oprah's Favorite Things Under $50 in 2019 and Oprah's Favorite Things in 2019 that are over $50, but still super cool to check out!

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