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40 Useful Things to Buy on Amazon

Online shopping is all the rage right now and Amazon is the ultimate hub when it comes to finding useful things to buy for a reasonable price over the internet. Whether you are actively pursuing looking for an item, or simply browsing the online sphere to find something that piques your interest, you are sure to find the best options, when it comes to useful things to buy on Amazon. So to assist you in your quest of searching for practical items and cool gadgets to purchase and enhance your life with, here are 40 of the best and most useful things to buy on Amazon in 2019:

  1. Bean Bag Chair

Further enhance your living space with the help of a versatile seating option in the form of a bean bag chair. One of the best things to buy on Amazon for under $100, this is an investment that will last you a long time and introduce a bit of variety and personality to any space you choose to place it in.

2. Wireless Mini Photo Printer

One of the most interesting and impressive new wireless tech out there, the wireless photo printer allows you to print out colored photos on the spot. All you need to do is connect it to your smartphone using Bluetooth and voila! You have your very own Polaroid.

3. A Super Funny Mug

Show off your witty humor with the help of a super funny mug like this one, even when you are totally not in the mood to entertain anyone while you have your morning coffee. It also makes for a great present for like minded family and friends.

4. Compact Mini Fridge

The Cooluli Classic mini fridge is the ideal companion for traveling and locations such as offices and dorm rooms where space is limited. The cooler is extremely lightweight and easy to move but the convenience does not come at the expense of function. It can be used as a thermoelectric cooler or warmer depending on your requirements, and can be used to store food products, medication, and even beauty products that are sensitive to temperature.

5. 2D Backpack

Live life as a cartoon character with this shoulder backpack that is designed in a way that makes it appear as if it is two dimensional in structure and nature. The prominent outlines and bright colors make it an instant eye catcher.

6. LifeStraw

If you are someone who enjoys the outdoors and loves to travel, hike, and camp, then it is a good idea to keep a LifeStraw filter always at hand in case you ever end up in a situation where you need to drink from a potentially unclean water source.

7. Reversible Sequins Pillowcase

One of the most popular things to buy on Amazon in 2019, the reversible sequin pillows are fully enjoying their five minutes of fame. Beautiful to look at and fun to mess around with, a sequin pillow is a small yet extremely worthy investment for all the fun it promises.

8. Funny Oven Mitts

Keep it light in the kitchen with these Fred and Friends Oven Mitts that give you the paws and claws of a bear. The mitts themselves are soft on the hands with the paw pads made of heat resistant silicone to ensure you do not hurt yourself. Needless to say, you will never feel the need to do anything without your bear hands!

9. Tile Mate Key Finder

The Tile Mate Key Finder is one of the most popular Amazon products since the past several years and for good reason. It is a mini Bluetooth tracker that you can attach your keys, flash drives, or other important objects to which can get easily lost, and find them by simply connecting to your smartphone. It is a great purchase if you are a little forgetful or simply do not want to run the risk of losing your keys.

10. Stove Burner Covers

The perfect gift for the crazy cook in your life, the Sunny Town Stove Burner Covers are a steal purchase on Amazon for under $10. These are reusable non stick burner liners that prevent your stove from getting dirty and damaged due to spills, overflows, and splashes.

11. Tortilla Blanket

Stay warm and cozy this winter with the help of this funny Tortilla Blanket that will make you feel like the stuffing inside a tightly packed burrito. At least you will have something to blame for your Mexican food cravings after making this purchase on Amazon!

12. Journal Planner Pens

The FineLiner Journaling Colored Pens are among the number 1 best sellers list on Amazon and for good reason. The fine point colored pen set is ideal for office, school, as well as casual work, what with its vibrant colors and smooth writing capability.

13. Microwave S’mores Maker

S’mores are the perfect winter snack: warm, gooey, and chocolatey. Why should you have to wait for a bonfire to enjoy this blissful taste of heaven? With the Progressive Solutions Microwave S’mores Maker, all you need to do is fill the reservoir with water, arrange the ingredients on the tray, and put it in the microwave for just 30 seconds!

14. Anker Power Bank

Anker is a very reliable company when it comes to electronic phone accessories and the Wireless Portable Charger is no different. The 10000 mAh portable battery is one of the most powerful external chargers you will find for under $50. The PowerCore is ideal for people who travel a lot and are in need of quick, frequent charges.

15. Essential Oil Diffuser

Amazon’s number 1 best seller, the InnoGear Aromatherapy Humidifier is one of the best things to buy from Amazon in 2019. An ideal stress reliever and soother, the conservative and modern little diffusing device fills your immediate area with a pleasant fragrance that takes away the tension from your temples by immersing you in a serene and blissful environment.

16. Electric Toothbrush

The Oral-B electric toothbrush is one of the most useful items on Amazon as it operates on a clinically proven design that will help you keep up with your oral hygiene. The device is equipped with a handle timer as well as a pressure sensor to ensure that you brush for the recommended time without causing harm to your gums.

17. Ring Size Adjuster

How many times have you lost a ring or just put it in a corner of your jewelry drawer because it was too loose to fit your finger? Say goodbye to that problem by investing a mere $5 in this handy Ring Size Adjuster by GWHOLE. The transparent little contraption fits snugly on the back of the band to reduce the size by 1-1.5 units and make it fit like a dream.

18. Noise Cancelling Headphones

Noise cancelling wireless headphones have become all the fad these days. If you are looking to get on the hype train, then you cannot go wrong with a pair of COWIN noise cancelling headphones. One of the best things to buy on Amazon for under $100, these headphones are a best seller because they create a completely noise reducing and high quality sound delivery system that you are bound to enjoy.

19. Adult Stickers

Adulting is super hard and everyone who has to go through the bitter reality of working 24/7 and sorting through bills and taxes every single month deserves a little appreciation. Give yourself that pat on the back with these cute yet extremely honest and deserving Adult Achievement Stickers. A great purchase on Amazon for under $10.

20. Unicorn Tape Dispenser

A great conversation starter and an instant mood lifter, the Unicorn Tape Dispenser is a hilarious and enchanting addition to your desk. The device dispenses rainbow tape out of the unicorn’s butt and has another tape roll waiting for you as soon as you are done using the first.

21. Yootech Wireless Charger

Wireless technology is on the rise these days and why not- it offers great convenience and facility along with superior functionality. The same can be said for the Yootech Wireless Charger that has the capability to charge most versions of the iPhone, Samsung, and other smartphones that are Qi enabled, all available at just a touch over $10. 

22. Scalp Massager

The MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush is one of the most unique items to buy on Amazon in 2019 for under $10. The peculiar device has a handle to give you a strong grip with the other end being the massager, affixed with silicone bristles that feel soft and soothing against your scalp as you rub in the shampoo. It helps to exfoliate the skin and massage the scalp muscles, creating an extremely soothing experience. 

23. Chapstick Holder Sleeve

There is no pain greater than the one you experience when you lose yet another chapstick even after vowing to take good care of it. With the BeautyFlier Chapstick Sleeve, you can keep it safe and secure by simply slipping it on to your keychain, purse, or bag.

24. 3D Contoured Sleeping Mask

A good night’s rest is extremely important for proper functioning throughout the day and if you are a light sleeper and are easily disturbed by light or other stimuli, then you will really appreciate this soft contoured sleeping blindfold. It blocks out all of the light while ensuring your comfort thanks to the soft contouring that prevents excessive pressure on the eyes.

25. Smartphone Car Mount

A reliable smartphone mount for the air vent in your car has become something of a necessity in the modern world of smartphone using individuals. The Beam Electronics Car Mount works perfectly with all kinds of iPhones as well as Samsung and Nokia phones, the clamps on both sides being very flexible and adjustable. It gives you 360 degree rotation and is easy to dismount thanks to a quick release button at the back.

26. Label Maker

Who hasn’t wanted to own a label maker at some point in their lives? Well, here is your opportunity to grab one for extremely cheap. The Brother P-Touch Label Maker is a small but incredibly useful device on Amazon that lets you type out a label on the available keys and print them out on a variety of tee tapes. You can either use the 27 already available templates or create and store upto 30 new ones.

27. Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder

Give your dressing table a bit of edge with the help of the Skeleton Hand Jewelry Holder. Thanks to the movable steel joints, you can maneuver it into whatever pose or style you like. The bony hand can accommodate all of your accessories, such as rings, necklaces, and earrings within its palm- literally and figuratively speaking.

28. A Coloring Book for Adults

Sit back and relax with an adult coloring book for a few hours of unbridled, artistic joy that will take you back to your childhood. This is a package comprising of three different coloring books with a number of designs and themes, guaranteed to keep you interested.

29. Oil Pastel Color Set

Why not pair that fun adult coloring book with a set of Oil Pastels that are rich in color, available in a range of hues in a 50 count package, and perfect for use on all kinds of material such as canvas, paper, as well as board. The colors are vibrant and acid-free, ensuring a long lasting and stunning look after application.

30. Meal Prep Containers

The Freshware Meal Prep containers make lunches at work or school all the more fun and exciting. This is a 21 pack of reusable containers, each divided into 3 parts to give you better portion control and allow you to introduce variety into your meal. They can be put into the microwave, dishwasher, and the freezer, making them one of the most versatile and useful things to buy on Amazon for under $15.

31. A Hair Trimmer

A good hair trimmer always comes in handy regardless of whether you are male or female. This professional Ear and Nose Hair Trimmer and Clipper is the perfect addition to your grooming cabinet, especially considering it is an inner $15 product.

32. Sand Coasters

While beach days are incredibly fun, leaving your belongings out in the sand can get a bit messy. You can prevent any and all such messes with the help of these Turtleback Sand Coasters that securely hold your drinks and other belongings such as phones and keys, while securely planting themselves in the sandy ground.

33. Bluetooth Wireless Speakers

As an Amazon’s Choice product, the OontZ Angle Bluetooth Wireless Speaker is one of the coolest things to buy on Amazon in 2019. Available for just a touch over 20$, the OontZ speaker offers unparalleled sound quality with a rich, enhanced bass and crystal clear sound. The design makes it one of the most unique products on Amazon but it is still easy to operate and is conveniently portable.

34. Marshmallow Cereal

Let’s be honest- all of us know that the dehydrated little marshmallows are the best part of Lucky Charms and have actively picked them out to eat them individually, as kids and as adults. Why not let yourself indulge a little and enjoy a pull bag of assorted dehydrated cereal marshmallows? Life is too short not to! This will easily become one of your best ever buys from Amazon in 2019.

35. Bookmark and PlaceHolder

The Superior Essentials Bookmark and PlaceHolder is a great accessory for all book lovers and readers who hate folding pages and making cat ears to mark their place in a book. The book holder is large enough to span both pages of the boo and features a textured bottom surface to hold the pages down and keep the book open. You can even use it for some hands free reading without having the pages flying all about.

36. Some Cute, Cozy Slippers

Bask in the cute and cozy comfort of the ULTRAIDEAS memory foam slippers that encases your feet in a fleece lined heaven that makes you feel as if you are walking on clouds. The softness of the shoes is complemented with a rubber sole that prevents any slipping accidents. It is a perfect companion for wintery days along with a nice, warm jacket and a cup of hot chocolate.

37. A Phone Case

This leather phone case with multiple card holders and pockets is the perfect addition to your arsenal if you are sick of your phone occupying your one hand and your wallet in the other. The shiny leather case pairs as a wallet as the back opens up to reveal multiple pockets and slots for money, ID, credit cards, and other important stuff you need to carry with you always.

38. Motivational Water Bottle

Let’s be real- there are very few people among us who actually drink the amount of water that all of us should ideally be drinking. If you want to make a health change for the better and start hydrating your body more, then a motivational water bottle like the BuildLife bottle is a great purchase on Amazon for under $20. It has the capacity to fill 1 Gallon of water and encourages you to finish a certain amount by a given time with the help of clear markers. Available in a multitude of attractive colors.

39. Collapsible Phone Grip

If you are looking for a cool phone accessory to buy on Amazon for under $10, then the PopSockets Collapsible Phone Grip is the perfect choice. Available in a multitude of dark and bright colors, the PopSocket is a handy device that is easy to collapse and expand as needed for a secure grip on the back of your phone.

40. Outlet Adaptor

Considering how many appliances and electronic devices we use daily, you can never have enough sockets in your house. If you struggle with finding an empty socket to plug your charger in on a regular basis, this 6 outlet adaptor is bound to make life ten times easier for you.


All in all, we hope that this brief list of the most useful things to buy on Amazon will help you make some interesting purchases that will make your life simpler in ways that you never even imagined. And to think that we have only scratched the surface- these are just a few of the top selling things to buy on Amazon in 2019. You will find a bottomless list of options as you set out to explore and dig deep. There has never been a more exciting time for online shopping!

About Richard

Richard Webb is an entrepreneur, fitness author of Fat Burning Secrets (available on Amazon), bodybuilder, blogger of fitness & technology, and a digital nomad working mainly from Mexico and travels frequently to Texas and California. He has 25 years experience working in software technology, so he truly considers himself as an unusual combination of bodybuilder-tech nerd.

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