25 Cool Things To Buy On Amazon: Discover The Ultimate Shopping List

Cool Things To Buy On Amazon

July 25th, 2017   |   Updated on March 2nd, 2024

So, whether you stumbled upon a hot TikTok trend, got a nudge from a pal, or just felt like doing some online retail therapy, you’ve ended up on Amazon. And let’s be real, sometimes you end up wandering around the site even after you’ve added stuff to your cart!

Lucky for you, Amazon keeps its “best-sellers” page super fresh, updating it every hour. This is where you’ll find the cream of the crop – stuff that’s been raved about by thousands or earned the coveted title of “Amazon’s Choice.”

You can take a peek there, or stick around for our handpicked selection of awesome finds you probably didn’t even know you needed. To bring you this list of the coolest stuff on Amazon, we dug deep into customer reviews and sifted through their best-sellers list.

Plus, our experts over at the Good Housekeeping Institute put a bunch of these popular picks to the test. Whether it’s top-notch outdoor furniture, nifty kitchen gadgets, slick car accessories, or the best travel gear (hello, awesome luggage!), we’ve got you covered.

And yeah, we’ve even thrown in some quirky gizmos that might just change up your daily routine. Scroll on to discover our Amazon must-haves – and trust us, these would make killer gifts for the ladies or must-have presents for the guys.

Quite a few could also make for a stellar belated graduation gift for that recent grad in your life, especially if they’re on the hunt for dorm room essentials. Oh, and don’t forget to keep an eye out for Amazon Prime Day 2023 deals – you might just snag these must-haves at an even sweeter price!

Cool Things To Buy On Amazon

1. CGK Unlimited Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets

CGK Unlimited Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets

Finding quality sheets can be a real challenge, but let me tell you, our editors are absolutely singing the praises of these ones. With a whopping 100,000 five-star reviews, they more than live up to the buzz. Slipping into bed feels like a nightly visit to a five-star hotel. These sheets are the real deal.

Customer Review : I recently got my hands on the CGK Unlimited Hotel Luxury Bed Sheets, and I must say, they’ve transformed my sleep experience. The quality is top-notch, exuding a luxurious feel that truly lives up to its name. The sheets are incredibly soft, and they retain their silky texture even after multiple washes. Get it from Amazon for $.


2. Ambient Backlight Display System

Ambient Backlight Display System

Light pack content driven lighting system for your displays (TV or monitor), working with your PC or mac to watch movies, play games or work on windows, Linux and mac OS X systems. Light pack helps to reduce the difference in lighting between dark and bright scenes. Every movie switches from dark to bright scenes a large number of times. The muscles of an eye are in constant tension which can lead to vision problems.

Customer Review :  Normally I don’t write reviews, but I must because I feel this product is poorly represented within the other reviews. First things first, LIGHTPACK NEEDS A COMPUTER. They state this many times. This was not meant to trick anyone, whoever thought it didn’t didn’t read correctly. Get it from Amazon for $23.99


3. DynaTrap Indoor Black Plug-In Fly Trap

DynaTrap Indoor Black Plug-In Fly Trap

In summers gone by, fruit flies and gnats seemed to have the upper hand, but not this year. I was ready. This stylish trap has nabbed numerous airborne pests without me even realizing it.

Customer Review :  The DynaTrap Indoor Black Plug-In Fly Trap has been a game-changer in my home. Living in an area prone to flies, this device has become an essential addition. It’s incredibly easy to set up – just plug it in, and it’s good to go. Get it from Amazon for $23.26

4. A Bluetooth keyboard

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I’ve used Anker’s Bluetooth keyboards for over a year, and I can’t recommend them highly enough. They are light, compact, easy to set up, and have pretty solid battery life.

Customer Review : If you have a smaller tablet, forget trying to find a keyboard integrated into a case…you will either end up with a keyboard too small for your hands, or a case that fits your keyboard but is excessively large for your tablet. Just pick up this bluetooth keyboard and slip it into your bag. Combined with a folio stand-style case for your tablet, you have the perfect set up for airline travel, where you can adjust the screen and keyboard separately for comfort, as well as for the conference room. This inexpensive, lightweight unit works very well with my Nexus 7. Bluetooth Keyboard, $17.99, available at Amazon


5. A Suction Car Phone Mount

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If you’re dead set on keeping your car’s air vents free of tech, consider buying a suction-based car mount. They’re light and fully adjustable, so you or other family members driving your car can get its positioning just right.

Customer Review : This car mount is pretty useful.. It is as described and is of good quality material. Been using it for four days now and it works just fine, putting and removing an iPhone and LG G4.. and it fits both despite the difference in size. Very easy to manipulate while driving.. once you set it to your preference angle, it is stable and only moves if you do it. Vantrue Car Mount, $34.99, available at Amazon


6. Over-Ear Headphones

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That people continue to rock the Koss PortaPro, despite it looking entirely like something that was sold alongside the Super Nintendo and Sony Walkman, is a testament to its quality.

Customer Review : I’m giving these headphones a five with their low price definitely being a factor in that decision. I’m sure everyone understands that scoring a thing is a relative sort of prospect. These are by no means the best kind of headphones you can buy. Headphones, $39.99, available at Amazon


7. A Google Cardboard Viewer

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Want to dip your toe into the world of VR without shelling out hundreds of dollars? This Google Cardboard-compatible view from Minkanak should be perfect.

Customer Review : Wow! How can a cardboard be so amazing! We’re new to this stuff. I just saw a video about it on facebook so I went ahead and looked it up on amazon i always thought VR’s are soo expensive just look at that microsoft VR. it’s like 3grand omg. I’m so glad I found this!!! I feel like i can go anywhere! international space station, in paris, in a concert next to elton john!! wow!! i thought my daughter would like it. Google Cardboard, $9.99, available at Amazon


8. Smartphone Mount/Stand

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This smartphone mount will be your new favorite product. It positions your smartphone perfectly at sight level so you can safely drive and use maps, music or take a hands-free call. Basically, it clips onto your air vent and you can pivot it to your desired angle.

Customer Review : The Airframe easily holds my workphone, an IPhone 5S in an Otterbox case. It also easily holds my personal phone, an IPhone 6S Plus in an aftermarket case. The Airframe pushes onto my car air vent after I attach the phone by sliding the arm outwards and placing the phone inside, then releasing the arm to close onto the phone. Get it from Amazon for $17.99


9. Fire TV Stick

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Amazon claims that the Fire TV Stick is the most powerful streaming media stick, with 8GB of internal storage. It can stream movies and TV shows right to your TV, and its remote features voice controls, so you can search by speaking right into it!

Customer Review : I used the Wink app and READ EVERY WORD of the instructions and followed them exactly, and wha la! HERES WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO: After you put one of the batteries back into the head of the pig, flash the pig nose to connect. Get it from Amazon for $58.88


10. Motorola X Sol Republic Deck Bluetooth NFC Wireless Speaker

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This portable speaker connects to your phone via Bluetooth and lets up to five people connect to it so different people can play DJ.

Customer Review : This product’s shipping was right on time, and the package was up to par; no scratches or any form of damage on my items. Everything was indeed brand new, and it came in the retail packaging as well. When you take out all the contents, the actual Deck is displayed behind the plastic, and the rest of the materials are behind it. Get it from Amazon for $119.99


11. Smartphone Thermal Imaging Camera

Smartphone Thermal Imaging Camera

This innovative high resolution thermal imaging device offers two image processing modes: superb high-resolution day/night imaging and basic thermography. Small enough to fit in your pocket and combined with a set of interchangeable lenses, Therm-App provides top quality thermal capabilities and the advantages of an open-source platform.

Customer Review : First off, let me say this. If you are on the fence about one of these, just go ahead and order it now! This thing is incredible for the $$! The quality of this is amazing. Get it from Amazon for $345.99


12. At Home 3D Printer

AnkerMake M5C 3D Printer

AnkerMake M5C 3D Printer, 500 mm/s High-Speed Printing, All-Metal Hotend, Supports 300℃ Printing, Control via Multi-Device.

Customer Review : I bought this 2nd Generation Cube to replace my two year old device that had gone bad from being in storage. This one worked right out of the box, no issues and was printing in a matter of minutes. Get it from Amazon for $399


13. 3D Video Glasses

Rokid Max AR Glasses

The Rokid Max AR Glasses are cutting-edge augmented reality eyewear that seamlessly blend the digital world with reality. With a sleek and comfortable design, they offer an immersive experience like never before.


Customer Review :  It is small with a nice metal body construction and a tripod mount. It clamps on to an android cell phone and you use an app to interact with it. Get it from Amazon for $399


14. Bubble Waffle Maker


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Waffles are fun and amazing. But have you ever tried Bubble Waffles?! They are even better, and now you can make them at home! It works like a charm every time, and they make a great breakfast, snack or even delectable dessert.

Customer Review : Like most small electric appliances, it can’t be submerged in water. Before the first use, to ensure anything left on the surface after manufacturing is removed, wipe the interior with a damp, slightly soapy paper towel and follow it immediately with another damp towel to wipe up any and all soap residue. Normally, this is an instruction found in the user’s guide, but it was not mentioned. Get it from Amazon for $39.99


15. Swagtron T1

Get ready to cruise in style with this hoverboard! It boasts a top speed of 14 kmph and can cover a distance of 14 km on a single charge, accommodating riders up to 100 kg. Safety is a priority with its UL 2272 certification, ensuring it passes all electrical safety tests. This motorized scooter comes loaded with features including LED headlights, battery indicators, rubber bumpers, and two riding modes for a customized experience. Its patented Sentry Shield Smart Battery Management System offers top-notch protection.

Customer Review :  I really LOVE the SWAGTRON electric scooter! I’m a 49 year old woman, and so far, I’m the only person that owns an electric scooter where I live and where I work. Occasionally, my right knee gives me trouble, and being that I have to walk 15-minutes to and from the metro station every day from my home in the mornings and evenings, then another 3 blocks to work made me determined to purchase this scooter because it’s electric, folds down (easy access on the train/bus) and it’s sturdy for the road. Get it from Amazon for $18000


16. Compression Packing Cubes

Compression Packing Cubes

These packing cubes are made of premium, durable 100% nylon with a smooth and soft texture that protects clothes from wrinkles and stains. They come with an extra zipper on the outside, acting like a vacuum sealer to compress the cubes and save space. To use, fold and flatten your clothes, pack them in the cubes, and zip them shut. A finger on the back of the zipper prevents it from getting stuck in the fabric.

Customer Review :  Compression packing cubes are like magic for your suitcase. These clever travel organizers come in various sizes and use a compression zipper to condense your clothes, making more room for essentials. Get it from Amazon for $32.99


17. Soft Serve Maker

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Making soft serve ice cream has ever been easier – and who doesn’t love soft serve? This thing is so fun and easy to use, and you can tailor the recipes to your own tastes and dietary needs! The results are elegant and heavenly.

Customer Review : I am in love with this item. If you’ve ever made banana whip or “mock ice cream” in a blender, you will probably love this too. Get it from Amazon for $38.70


18. A Guitar Interface

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I’ve used the a higher-end iRig product and have really come to love it for creating song demos quickly, and on the go.

Customer Review : It works great! Love that i can sit late at night and play electric without disturbing anyone in the house. I would have given it 5 stars if there wasn’t the up sell of the app you need to play with all the bells and whistles. Bad form making me spend another $20 to really use it. iRig 2, $49.99, available at Amazon


19. A Phone Case

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Like the MacBook case I recommended, this iPhone case is no-frills and comes with the same advantages and caveats.

Customer Review : The case is marketed as clear and it is still pretty clear. It has a rigid plastic back and a softer side band. The side band also overlaps the back so it keeps the camera lens and back of the case off the table. Phone Case, $9.99, available at Amazon


20. An Armband Phone Case

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If you’d like to run outside while listening to music, then this armband case is a good bet.

Customer Review : Arm band works great however if you have a case on your phone it may not fit exactly right. I can not get the arm band cover to completely hold my phone. It is secure and works great but the top of the armband is supposed to cover the phone and with a lifeproof cover on an IPhone 6S Plus it will not close without possibly ripping it I would recommend the product and works will with that in mind. Armband phone case, $13.99, available at Amazon


21. A Laptop Bag

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Like it’s mouse, Amazon’s line of laptop bags won’t win any design awards, but its choice of function over form makes them a good budget option.

Customer Review : Amazon has done it again. I’ve purchased quite a few of the “AmazonBasics” line and have never been disappointed. The streak continues. I picked up this bag for my new Dell XPS 13 laptop. Laptop Bag, $10.63, available at Amazon


22. A Battery Phone Case

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If you want extra battery life but don’t feel like carrying a USB battery around, Anker has you covered.

Customer Review : I recently started using the Karvense Running Phone Holder and it has completely transformed my workouts. The “SPORTGRIP” pad and durable Velcro ensure it stays securely in place, even during high-intensity exercises. What sets this armband apart is the range of sizes available, ensuring a snug fit for my phone without any added bulk. Battery Case, $13.99, available at Amazon


23. Apple Apple AirTag

Apple Apple AirTag

The AirTag, compatible with iPhone and iPad, seamlessly integrates with the Find My app for easy tracking of your belongings. Its setup is a breeze, requiring just a simple one-tap connection. You can play a sound from the built-in speaker or ask Siri for assistance in locating your items. For select iPhone models, Ultra Wideband technology enables precise tracking through Precision Finding.

Customer Review : The Apple AirTag has been a game-changer for me in keeping track of my belongings. The setup process was incredibly simple – just a quick tap and it was seamlessly connected to my iPhone. The ability to play a sound on the AirTag or ask Siri for help in locating my items is a real time-saver.. Apple iPhone Dock, Rs. 3459, available at Amazon


24. Dolphin Smart Bag Tracker tag

Dolphin Smart Bag Tracker tag

If you’ve ever lost a bag while traveling, you know how tedious and nerve-racking it is trying to get it back. Plus there’s the thought that it might never be found and your stuff will just end up in between-airport limbo.

Customer Review : Used this on a multi-connection trip this week. Washington-Dulles to Denver, Denver to Las Vegas – and then back through the same airports. Six day trip, four flights, battery stayed good. SMS notification worked perfectly every time. Luggage Tracker, Rs. 2499, available at Amazon


25. Bluetooth Headphones

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These bluetooth headphones are lightweight, cool, and classy. They are engineered to give you a balanced, rich music experience while blocking out all the other random noises around you. Plus, all the controls and the mic are built into the headset.

Customer Review : I bought the headphones primarily for my work, which involves speaking with people from around the world. The sound quality of incoming and outgoing calls is superb; without the Photive, I found it difficult to readily understand foreign accents and voice ranges from 80 to 255 Hz. Since using the headphones. Get it from Amazon for $22.97

Summing UP

This shopping post highlights 25 diverse and innovative products available on Amazon, carefully curated based on customer reviews and expert testing. The selection ranges from luxurious bed sheets to cutting-edge tech gadgets and practical travel accessories.

Each product is accompanied by a brief description, customer reviews, and its price on Amazon. The list covers a wide spectrum of items, from household essentials to high-tech devices, offering something for everyone’s needs and preferences. The post also encourages readers to keep an eye out for potential deals during Amazon Prime Day 2023.