The 27 Best-Selling Products on Amazon in 2019

The items you need to own this year

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Our Top Picks

Best for Winter Blahs: MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

“This small, quiet humidifier does the work of one twice its size.”

Best for Quick Messes: BLACK+DECKER Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum

“Comes with a crevice-cleaning attachment and has a translucent, bagless dirt bowl.”

Best for Peaceful Sleep: Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

“They’re super soft, barely take up any room in a hamper, dry quickly and feel cozy yet cool at night.”

Best for LOL Fun: What Do You Meme Adult Party Game

“Players match popular memes’ photos with over-the-top caption cards to create the funniest combos.”

Best for Easy Wake Ups: Philips Wake-Up Light

“This unique light gradually wakes you up by simulating the sunrise.”

Best for Instagrammers: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

“Has a close-up lens attachment and a dial that lets you adjust the brightness.”

Best for Quiet Nights: HoMedics White Noise Machine

“Helps you fall asleep or tune out distractions when you need to focus.”

Best for a Spa Like Home: URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser

“Fill it with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to get rid of dry air.”

Best for Quick Dinners: Instant Pot Duo Plus

“Has magical powers that allow you to cook almost any meal you can think of.”

Best for Being Heard: Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

“Will tell you the weather, play music, help you in the kitchen and even order you an Uber.”

Best for Classic Cooking: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet

“This durable pan is ready to use right out of the box.”

Best for a Zen Life: Himalayan Glow Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

“Made of real pink salt to create a relaxing glow that sets the mood.”

Best for Binge Watching: Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

“You can tell the remote to turn on ​Game of Thrones or launch Hulu.”

Best for Glowing Skin: TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

“It evens out skin tone, reduces acne, fades dark spots and smoothes out skin.”

Best for Germaphobes: SafeRest Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector

“Quiet — not squeaky — and keeps your bed cool and dry.”

Best for Juice Bar Addicts: NutriBullet High Speed Blender

“Pulverizes tough fruits and vegetables to create a silky smooth drink in minutes.”

Best for At-Home Spa Days: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

“Makes your skin feel smoother and potentially clears up acne.”

Best for Tidy Types: Bissell CleanView Bagless Vacuum With OnePass

“Has such amazing suction that you don’t need to go over the same spots again and again.”

Best for Celeb Status Brows: Tinkle Eyebrow Razor Pack

“Use short strokes in the direction of the hair growth and you’re done in five minutes.”

Best for Bath Time Fun: Crayola Color Bath Dropz

“They quickly dissolve to transform your bath into colorful, fizzy water.”

Best for Partiers: Igloo Countertop Compact Ice Maker

“Push the button to choose your cube size and you’ll have ice ready in six minutes.”

Best for Health Nuts: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

“Comes with a BPA-free, wide-mouth lid that has a built-in straw.”

Best Second Set of Eyes: Yi Dome Indoor Security Surveillance System

“The picture is clear (it even has night vision) and the camera can rotate to give you a 360-degree view of the room.”

Best for the Accident Prone: PopSockets Expanding Grip

“Sticks to the back of your phone to help you hold it while you text or surf the Web.”

Best for Noisy Commutes: Cowin E7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

“Perfect for city dwellers, frequent travelers and people who wear headphones in a loud workplace.”

Best for Fidgeters: Trianium Fidget Cube

“Has 12 sides that you can play around with to reduce your anxiety, improve your mood and get rid of stress.”

Best for Outdoorsy Folk: Venture Pal Lightweight Hiking Backpack

“It has breathable material, padded shoulder straps and five pockets to keep your things organized.”

 

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    Best for Winter Blahs: MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier

    Very Good

    This small, quiet humidifier includes a 1.5-liter tank that lasts through the night — up to 16 hours — to make sure you don’t wake up with dry eyes and a scratchy throat. It’s light and compact, so you can easily move it from room to room or take it on a trip. And the nightlight makes it perfect for a kid’s room or nursery.

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    Best for Quick Messes: BLACK+DECKER Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum

    Excellent

    No matter how much you seem to charge them, handheld vacuums tend to die after you’ve cleaned up only half your mess. But this vacuum works continuously for much longer and it has surprisingly strong suction. It also comes with a crevice-cleaning attachment and has a translucent, bagless dirt bowl that allows you to clearly see when it needs to be emptied.

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    Best for Peaceful Sleep: Mellanni Bed Sheet Set

    Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White)
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    Very Good

    These Mellanni Bed Sheets aren’t your typical sheets — they’re super soft, barely take up any room in a hamper, dry quickly and feel cozy yet cool at night. They’re magical and somehow still cost under $35 for a four-piece set.

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    Best for LOL Fun: What Do You Meme Adult Party Game

    Very Good

    Think you make better memes than your friends? Get a healthy competition going with this adult party game. Players match popular memes’ photos with over-the-top caption cards to create the funniest combos. Think of it as a version of Cards Against Humanity with ridiculous photos. But fair warning: Don’t invite your grandma to the game. You may be permanently embarrassed when she has to read your R-rated caption.

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    Best for Easy Wake Ups: Philips Wake-Up Light

    Good

    Alarms jolt you out of bed, but this unique light gradually wakes you up by simulating the sunrise. About 40 minutes before your alarm, the light slowly starts to brighten from dark orange to white. You can also turn on one of five nature-inspired sounds. Why not make getting out of bed an experience you actually look forward to every day?

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    Best for Instagrammers: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9

    Excellent

    Get ready for some Polaroid nostalgia. This cute camera prints your photos right after you take them. It has a close-up lens attachment and a dial that lets you adjust the brightness — a feature that’s great for party portraits. And, of course, the Instax Mini 9 comes with a mirror in the front to help you capture the perfect selfie.

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    Best for Quiet Nights: HoMedics White Noise Machine

    Good

    Once you start being a believer in the power of a white noise machine, you won’t be able to live without one. This model has six sound choices — both white noise and nature sounds — that help you fall asleep or tune out distractions when you need to focus. The machine is so small that you can fit it in a purse to take it on the go!

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    Best for a Spa Like Home: URPOWER Essential Oil Diffuser

    Very Good

    This little diffuser — seriously, it’s slightly bigger than an iPhone — makes your house smell good and helps you breathe easier. Fill it with water and a few drops of your favorite essential oil to get rid of dry air. You can keep yours on continuously or set it to turn off and on (for 30 seconds each) until it runs out of water hours later. Bonus: it lights up in seven different colors that you control to match your mood. 

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    Best for Quick Dinners: Instant Pot Duo Plus

    The Internet is obsessed with the Instant Pot. It looks like a typical countertop rice cooker, but it has magical powers that allow you to cook almost any meal you can think of. Replace your pots and pans, pressure cooker, steamer and rice cooker with just this tiny appliance. (We’re all for less clutter.) You can even make yogurt in your Instant Pot. And cakes!

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    Best for Being Heard: Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation

    Good

    This voice-controlled assistant will tell you the weather, play music, help you in the kitchen and even order you an Uber. You can Google anything from across the room or send a message to a friend without touching your phone. Hopefully, the technology will be good enough for you to someday say, “Alexa, do my laundry.” We can dream.

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    Best for Classic Cooking: Lodge Pre-Seasoned Skillet

    Very Good

    Despite the name, pre-seasoned cookware has nothing to do with spices. Cast-iron skillets need to be seasoned — meaning vegetable oil is baked into the pores of the metal — to create a nonstick surface and prevent them from rusting. Usually, you have to go through the whole seasoning process at home, but Lodge just saved you all the work. This durable pan is ready to use right out of the box.

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    Best for a Zen Life: Himalayan Glow Himalayan Pink Salt Lamp

    Some people believe that Himalayan salt lamps release negative ions that purify the air. We believe that these lamps look stunning wherever you put them. Whatever side you fall on, you can’t go wrong by having a lamp or two in your favorite room. The lamps are made of real pink salt to create a relaxing glow that sets the mood.

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    Best for Binge Watching: Amazon Fire Stick with Alexa Voice Remote

    Imagine if you could carry your TV in your pocket wherever you go. That’s what the Amazon Fire Stick does. Just plug it into your TV’s HDMI port — or take it on vacation — to get access to your favorite shows, movies, apps, websites, and more. Plus, this Fire Stick comes with the Alexa Voice Remote. Without touching a single button, you can tell the remote to turn on ​Game of Thrones or launch Hulu. It’s like you’re living in a sci-fi movie, but it’s real!

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    Best for Glowing Skin: TruSkin Vitamin C Serum

    Shake up your beauty routine by adding in this vitamin C serum. You can even wear it under your makeup. It evens out skin tone, reduces acne, fades dark spots and smoothes out skin. Plus, using the serum in combination with your daily sunscreen helps you block more of the sun’s rays.

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    Best for Germaphobes: SafeRest Hypoallergenic Waterproof Mattress Protector

    Protect your mattress from spills, dust, allergens and bacteria with this thin cotton terry cover. And unlike other mattress covers, this one is quiet — not squeaky — and keeps your bed cool and dry.

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    Best for Juice Bar Addicts: NutriBullet High Speed Blender

    Don’t spend $5 on your daily smoothie when you could easily make your own every morning. The NutriBullet blender is tiny but powerful. It pulverizes tough fruits and vegetables to create a silky smooth drink in minutes. The cleanup process is usually where blenders fail, but this one rinses out quickly. Once you get it, you won’t have any more excuses to dodge breakfast or miss out on your daily quota of vitamins and minerals.

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    Best for At-Home Spa Days: Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay

    Use this well-known container of bentonite clay — sourced from Death Valley — to make your skin feel smoother and potentially clear up acne. Many fans of this product make a face mask by mixing the clay powder and apple cider vinegar. This combo has a more balanced pH and cleans dirt deep from your pores.

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    Best for Tidy Types: Bissell CleanView Bagless Vacuum with OnePass

    This budget-friendly vacuum comes with “OnePass Technology,” which means it has such amazing suction that you don’t need to go over the same spots again and again. The dirt goes right into a clear collection container that you easily pop out when you need to dump it in the trash. It’s also light (at 15 pounds) and comes with extra tools and brushes to clean hard-to-reach places. Pet owners, this should be your next vacuum.

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    Best for Celeb Status Brows: Tinkle Eyebrow Razor Pack

    These razors are meant to clean up the shape of your eyebrows. Just use short strokes in the direction of the hair growth and you’re done in five minutes. But, like many reviewers admit, they’re also great to use on your entire face. Remove peach fuzz from unwanted areas or clean up your hairline by getting rids of those pesky baby hairs. You don’t need any shaving cream, so there’s no mess.

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    Best for Bath Time Fun: Crayola Color Bath Dropz

    These Crayola color tablets make bath time so much more fun (even for adults!). They quickly dissolve to transform your bath into colorful, fizzy water. Mix and match the colors or create a rainbow all at once. Kids love experimenting with the different color combinations, while adults use them to relax in spa-like, crystal-blue water. And, luckily, the dyes never stain the tub.

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    Best for Partiers: Igloo Countertop Compact Ice Maker

    This countertop ice maker can make up to 26 pounds of ice every 24 hours. Just push the button to choose your cube size and you’ll have ice ready in six minutes. The sleek stainless steel finish looks great in your kitchen and there’s even a clear viewing window that lets you check in on your ice. Get one if you throw a lot of parties or want to feel super luxe on your next camping trip.

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    Best for Health Nuts: Hydro Flask Water Bottle

    This is the only water bottle you’ll ever need. It holds a lot (either 32 or 40 ounces, depending on the size) and comes with a BPA-free, wide-mouth lid that has a built-in straw. The double-wall vacuum insulation keeps liquids icy cold for up to 24 hours and piping hot for up to six hours. Can you say that about your current water bottle?

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    Best Second Set of Eyes: Yi Dome Indoor Security Surveillance System

    Decking out your house with a high-tech security system can get really expensive. If you don’t want to spend hundreds to keep an eye on your home, get the Yi Dome Camera. You can connect it to an app on your phone to check in from wherever you are. The picture is clear (it even has night vision) and the camera can rotate to give you a 360-degree view of the room.

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    Best for the Accident Prone: PopSockets Expanding Grip

    If you’re that person who always has a horrendously cracked phone screen, then prevent that next phone drop by getting a PopSocket. This ingenious grip sticks to the back of your phone to help you hold it while you text or surf the Web. It stays put but doesn’t leave a residue if you take it off. It also doubles as a stand when you want to prop up your phone to watch videos.

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    Best for Noisy Commutes: Cowin E7 Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones

    These noise-canceling headphones let you actually hear your music clearly in a bustling environment. They’re perfect for city dwellers, frequent travelers and people who wear headphones in a loud workplace. The Bluetooth connection means there’s no cord that tethers you to a device and the battery lasts for up to 30 hours. Plus, the headphones have a button that lets you control the volume, switch your playlist or take a call.

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    Best for Fidgeters: Trianium Fidget Cube

    Fidget spinners are out and fidget cubes are in. This one has 12 sides that you can play around with to reduce your anxiety, improve your mood and get rid of stress. Move, press, spin and touch each side when you need a little more focus. These things are not just for kids; adults love them, too.

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    Best for Outdoorsy Folk: Venture Pal Lightweight Hiking Backpack

    This super light backpack — it weighs less than a pound — gives your sore shoulders a break during your next hike or day trip. It has breathable material, padded shoulder straps and five pockets to keep your things organized. The backpack also folds up into its own pocket for storage, so you can take it on a trip and avoid those extra baggage fees.

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How We Tested

We bought seven of our readers’ favorite best-selling Amazon products and our reviewers tested them for more than 100 hours. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using these products, from their usefulness to their quality. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

What to Look for in Amazon Products

Usefulness The best purchases and gifts are those that make you wonder how you ever survived without them. While some unique, quirky products can be fun once in a while, it’s those that are useful that end up being the best purchases and won’t end up in the giveaway pile during that Marie Kondo-inspired cleaning binge.

Quality There’s nothing worse than a great product that breaks shortly after you purchase it, or one that you can tell is shoddily made right out of the box. Of course, you can usually return them, but it’s a hassle. So evaluating products for quality before you buy saves a significant amount of time and headaches.

Customer feedback While not everyone will agree on everything, hearing how other people who purchased the products liked them and what their experiences with them have been is invaluable. Trustworthy online reviews are incredibly helpful to hone in on a product’s qualities — both positive and negative. They’re the next best thing to actually trying the product out yourself.

Test Results: Pure Enrichment MistAire Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier (Best for Winter Blahs)

Very Good

What We Like

  • Compact size

  • Convenient night light

  • Quiet

What We Don't Like

  • Difficult to turn nozzle for mist

  • Leaked

Our testers recommended this humidifier for its visual appeal, quietness, and overall value. “It's also very small and not an eyesore, like some competitors, and can be placed easily on a small table or shelf,” explained one of our reviewers. In terms of negatives, one of our testers revealed, “The top nozzle is not that sleek — kind of jittery like it might fall off — and it's hard to turn the direction of the mist.” One of our reviewers also mentioned it leaked a little after filling, but still concluded, “It's a great deal for the price point.”

Test Results: Black + Decker CHV1410L Lithium Cordless Dust Buster (Best for Quick Messes)

Excellent

What We Like

  • Lightweight

  • Great suction

  • Works on all surfaces

What We Don't Like

  • Loud

Black + Decker CHV1410L Lithium Cordless Dust Buster
Black + Decker CHV1410L
Black + Decker Lithium Cordless Dust Buster
Black + Decker CHV1410L Lithium Dust Buster

“Overall, I really enjoyed using this handheld vacuum and I would recommend it to anyone who needs an affordable dust buster for quick cleanups or small messes,” raved one of our testers. Our reviewers were particularly impressed by the vacuum’s suction power and how well it worked on hardwood floors, tile, and carpet. The one negative mentioned by our testers was its loudness, which one of our reviewers said was a “comparable noise level” to other handheld vacuums. In the end, its portable size and effectiveness were what sold our testers.

Test Results: Mellanni Bed Sheets (Best for Peaceful Sleep)

Mellanni Bed Sheet Set - Brushed Microfiber 1800 Bedding - Wrinkle, Fade, Stain Resistant - Hypoallergenic - 4 Piece (Queen, White)
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Very Good

What We Like

  • Lightweight

  • Very soft

  • Hold up in wash

What We Don't Like

  • Not very warm for winter

Mellanni Bed Sheets
Mellanni Sheets
Mellanni
Mellanni Bed Sheets pillows

Our testers found the Mellanni Bed Sheets to be great quality for the price. In particular, our reviewers liked their soft, smooth texture and the fact that they hold up well with washing. Another plus? “The pillowcases have a little flap so that you can tuck the end of the pillow into it,” explained one of our testers. While our reviewers liked the texture, one of our testers cautioned, “They are fairly thin, which is nice in the summer, but you might want something warmer in the winter.” Overall? “These are pretty nice considering the price,” declared one of our reviewers.

Test Results: What Do You Meme? Party Game (Best for LOL Fun)

Very Good

What We Like

  • Easy to play

  • Incredibly funny

  • Perfect for adult parties

What We Don't Like

  • Not for mixed company

  • Limited replayability

  • Full of millennial slang

What Do You Meme? Party Game
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What Do You Meme? Party Game
The Spruce
What Do You Meme? Party Game
The Spruce 

“This game is a surefire way to get everyone laughing,” our tester remarked. She also felt it was “extremely easy” to learn. The downsides? Its novelty wore off pretty quickly—unless you buy expansion packs, that is: “After about four or five games, we’d already played most of the caption cards,” she said. She also warned against playing in mixed company: “Chock-full of profanity and raunchy jokes, there’s no question that this game is intended for adults,” she explained. Overall, though, she thought it was “worth buying for the initial hilarity.”

Test Results: Philips Wake Up Light-HF3520 (Best for Easy Wake Ups)

Very Good

What We Like

  • Customizable settings

  • Relaxing sounds

  • Effective gradual wake up

What We Don't Like

  • Tricky setup

Philips Wake Up Light-HF3520
Philips Wake Up Light
Philips HF3520

This alarm clock came highly recommended by our testers as a relaxing way to wake up. The big pluses, according to our reviewers, include the customizable settings and how relaxing the gradual light is in comparison to other alarms. “You choose the volume level, the brightness setting, the alarm time, and the specific sound you want to wake up to,” explained one of our testers, who chose to wake up to the sound of the ocean. One of our reviewers mentioned the instructions are a series of pictures without text, which she said made setup a little confusing. A big selling point, though, is the alarm clock’s effectiveness: “It did help me feel more rested,” revealed one of our testers.

Test Results: Fujifilm Instax Mini 9 (Best for Instagrammers)

Excellent

What We Like

  • Good photo quality

  • Lightweight

  • Fun design

What We Don't Like

  • Recommended lighting settings were confusing

Fujifilm Instax Mini 9
Fujifilm Instax
Fujifilm Instax Mini
Fujifilm Mini
Fujifilm

Our testers loved this camera for its cute design, ease of use, and quality instant photos. “It's the perfect way to capture memories from a party or event,” raved one of our reviewers. While one of our testers said “the photo quality was great, overall,” she also mentioned, “I'd say it's slightly difficult to discern which [lighting setting] you should use on an overcast day — I tried experimenting with the camera's recommended setting and comparing it with the others, and I didn't always agree with its choice.” But the big takeaway? “Overall, it's a real crowd-pleaser — my friends complimented me on it immediately when I took it out to take photos at a party,” one of our reviewers shared.

Test Results: HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine (Best for Quiet Nights)

Good

What We Like

  • Portable

  • Simple design

  • Convenient timer settings

What We Don't Like

  • Not a lot of variety in sounds

HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Relaxation Machine
HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Machine
HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Relaxation Machine
HoMedics Relaxation Machine
HoMedics SS-2000G/F-AMZ Sound Spa Machine

If you’re looking for a basic white noise machine either to travel with or to help you fall asleep at home, our testers thought this was a great option at an affordable price. Our reviewers particularly liked that it’s lightweight and can be plugged in or run on batteries. “There is also an option to set a 15-, 30-, or 60-minute timer, so you can doze off and not worry about having to wake up and shut it off,” explained one of our testers. And while our reviewers would have liked to see more customization in terms of the sounds available, according to one of our testers, “It does the job.”