Welcome to Look Back week on wit & whimsy! I’ll be sharing posts all week long featuring favorite discoveries and purchases of 2020. First up: my favorite Amazon purchases of the year. With in-store shopping limited much of 2020 and my shopping habits taking a turn to more items for home, for comfort and for time without social plans, I put my Amazon Prime membership to better use this year than ever before and found some great items I’ve been using and wearing regularly.
My Best Amazon Purchases of 2020
A packable and totally portable yet stylish puffer coat that won’t break the bank. I love the green color I got this in. I wear a TTS M but if you want a roomier fit I’d recommend going up a size.
This fleece can’t be beat. It is so soft and cozy and perfect for all my neighborhood walks. It was one of the most sold items on wit & whimsy in 2020. I wear a TTS M but would recommend going up a size if you want a roomier fit.
In 2020, I was of the mind that the more sherpa the better. I had to have the pullover version of the Amazon Essentials sherpa zip up that I kept wearing so much. I wear a size M.
These are a great, more affordable alternative to my beloved Lululemon Align leggings. I sized down to a size Small.
I had worn out my other sneakers I used for workouts so I snagged these during Amazon Prime Day and they are great.
When maskne plagued me after all the mask wearing by Springtime, I was searching for solutions and was excited that the maker of my favorite blemish patches had just released a Micropoint version that uses microneedles to get deep down and draw out blemishes that sit deep below the services. These work so well if you get deep, painful acne. I would use one of the Micropoint patches to get the pimple drawn to the surface and finish the job with an original mighty patch. This combo works. I am now always sure to have both kinds of patches on hand.
When Clorox and Lysol wipes had all but vanished from the city of New York by March, I bought these online to help clean my bathroom and other hard to clean surfaces. They work great! I also love that they are individually packed and therefore never dry out.
No show socks are like hair ties in my house for some reason. I am always losing them so I can never have enough. These fit the bill for all my booties.
When I moved I needed a smaller kettle and this one was too pretty to pass up. But better than pretty? The features are great. I love that you can keep the water warm and easily set it to whatever temperature you prefer.
11. iPhone Stand
This is another item I can’t believe I waited so long to get. I used it so much during all the Zoom and Facetimes that 2020 featured. I also used it a lot for filming Instagram stories handsfree. I bought one for my Dad as part of his Christmas present and he loves it, too. A reader also told me she bought one for everyone in her family for Christmas and how much everyone said it was so great!
Not to be over dramatic but wooden coat hangers changed my life when the Neat Method recommended them this summer. I was always snapping thinner hangers and having to toss them so getting sturdier ones made my coat closet a lot more organized and better prepared.
13. Jump Rope
I finally got an actual jump rope for my BBG workouts (instead of jumping in place) and wow did it make a huge difference in getting my heart rate up. I hadn’t used one in years! So it took some practice but this rope was affordable and is super light so easy to transport.
All my cocktail making in 2020 busted my cheap squeezer so I bought this top rated one from Amazon and love that it has separate sized compartments for both lemons and limes. It has stood up to lots of use and can be thrown in the dishwasher. Win/Win.
These revolutionized my sleep this year when it was hard to come by due to stress and noisy neighbors. They work better than any other ear plug I’ve ever tried.
16. Package Opener
Why oh why did I wait so long to buy something that makes package opening less of a hassle!? I can’t believe I spent so many years using scissors to battle tape. This handy opener that is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and therefore takes up little to no space features a ceramic blade that opens packages quickly and safely. It ended up being one of my most used products of all of 2020.
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Did you have a favorite Amazon discovery last year? I’d love to hear what it is!