Amazon keeps selling out of these 55 awesome things
It's not uncommon to find empty shelves in brick and mortar stores. When your local shop runs out of an item, they have to wait until the next delivery — it could be a week, or even a month until they're able to restock it. But when select things on Amazon keep selling out, it's a completely different story; it's much more impressive.
For starters, Amazon has hundreds of massive, sprawling distribution centers filled with products. If one center doesn't have something in particular, they'll most likely be able to find it at another. But if the item you're looking for is truly sold out? Then you know it's worth your time and money. A physical store probably had around 20 of whatever "it" is in stock, but Amazon? Hundreds if not thousands of products had to have gone flying off the virtual shelves in order for them to run out — and I've collected some of the best of the best for you here.
It doesn't matter whether you're looking for smart tech gifts, eco-friendly solutions, must-have beauty products, or life-changing kitchen gadgets. Amazon has it all. But even the world's biggest online retailer can barely keep these extraordinarily popular products in stock — so if you see something you like, jump on it before it's sold out again.
1. This microwavable popcorn popper that comes in 18 fun colors
Available in 18 awesome colors, this microwave popcorn popper thoroughly pops loose kernels in an eco-friendly container. It's made from silicone, so it's durable, easy to clean, and even collapses down for effortless storage. The built-in handles let you pick it up without needing oven mitts, and since you can pop and serve in the same container, it cuts down on your end-of-the-night dishes.
2. A miniature Baby Yoda figurine that's perfect for any 'Star Wars' fan
3. The Fire TV stick that lets you stream all your favorite apps
If you don't have a smart television, you can still stream Netflix, Hulu, Disney+, Prime Video, and more by plugging this fire TV stick into your television's HDMI port. It also grants you access to tons of games, apps, and 4K ultra HD content, and you can use voice commands to search through catalogues.
4. A cult-favorite party game that helps you create your own memes
Made for players aged 17 and up, What Do You Meme? has you and your friends create hilarious memes using caption and picture cards. Each box comes with more than 400 cards so each round is unique, and Amazon reviewers can't stop raving: "It got to a point I was laughing so hard I couldn't read the cards anymore. Great workout for your abs."
5. These reusable produce bags that can hold up to 11 pounds
If you're looking for easy ways to lower your plastic waste consumption, these reusable produce bags are a great start. They're made from tear-resistant mesh that can hold up to 11 pounds, plus each order comes with 15 bags: three large, nine medium, and three small. Buyers love the drawstring closures and that they can be placed straight in the fridge.
6. Or a pack of reusable grocery bags that are tear-resistant
You've already added the produce bags to your cart — so why not grab these reusable grocery bags while you're at it? Each one can safely hold up to 50 pounds of heavy groceries, and they're made from tear-resistant nylon with an extra-large capacity. They're even machine-washable in case of spills, and the various shades help you color-code your shopping trip.
7. This water-resistant backpack that's perfect for traveling, camping, hiking, & festivals
Whether you're visiting a foreign country, hiking up a mountain, camping in the woods, or stage-hopping at a festival, keep your items dry in this water-resistant backpack. It's made from lightweight, sturdy nylon, and it has a main compartment, three zippered sections, and two side mesh pockets. Get it in nine different colors.
8. A space-saving strainer that snaps onto most pots and pans
Most strainers take up a ton of space in your cabinets, whereas this one is a fraction of the size — but it fits various types of cookware. It clips onto the side of your pots, pans, and bowls so that you can safely strain your ingredients without spilling any of it into the sink — plus it's completely BPA-free and heat-safe up to shockingly high temperatures.
9. The bamboo pajama set that's available in 25 different colors
Made from eco-friendly bamboo threads, this pajama set has buyers thrilled: "These are probably THE most comfy and soft pajamas I have ever purchased!" They're also ideal for hot sleepers since the fabric is moisture-wicking, and one Amazon reviewer even wrote, "somehow when I'm hot at night they stay cool." Choose from 25 different colors and patterns.
- Available sizes: Small - XX-Large
10. A genetic DNA test that helps you discover your family tree
Ever wondered where your ancestors came from? Then grab this 23andMe DNA test. Using a low-hassle saliva sample, the company narrows down your specific heritage from over 1,500-plus regions. You can also use your DNA to connect with long-lost relatives you may have never met, and most Amazon reviewers wrote that they received their results after just a few weeks.
11. This $8 ring grip that doubles as a stand
If you have trouble typing on your phone or taking selfies using just one hand, grab this ring stand — no pun intended. It rotates a full 360 degrees so that you can find the angle that feels most comfortable, plus it's made from a blend of high-quality zinc alloy and rust-resistant stainless steel that can prop up your phone while you're watching videos.
12. A hydrating cream for extremely dry, cracked feet
Dry, cracked heels are no match for this fan-favorite foot cream. It's formulated with super high levels of allantoin, which penetrates the thick layer of skin on your feet to soften calluses and protect against future damage. According to buyers, it works fast and better than anything else they've tried — most people see results in just a few days.
13. These genuine wool dryer balls for soft, energy-efficient laundry
Unlike regular dryer sheets, these dryer balls are free from unwanted chemicals and help aerate your clothes as they tumble, allowing them to dry faster so that you use less electricity. They're made from dense, genuine wool, and they're reusable for over 1,000 loads.
14. A cream that helps strengthen chipped, brittle nails
Chipped, brittle nails can be difficult to repair — unless you're using this nail strengthening cream. Not only does it help prevent splits, chips, peels, and cracks, but this cream is also formulated with various vitamins and hydrating jojoba oil to help nourish and soften cuticles.
15. The whitening toothpaste made with activated charcoal
Activated charcoal is a natural detoxifier, and this whitening toothpaste is absolutely chock-full of it. The charcoal comes from eco-friendly bamboo so you won't have to worry about its impact on the environment, and the minty taste leaves your breath extra fresh. Thanks to the charcoal's superior absorbency, reviewers say their teeth have whitened several shaves — without becoming more sensitive.
16. A magnesium oil spray made with minerals from the Dead Sea
Restless leg syndrome, migraines, cramps, insomnia, stress — you name an ache, pain, or inconvenience, and some buyers swear this magnesium spray can help soothe it. Unlike other pain-relieving sprays, this one is completely odorless and formulated with minerals sourced directly from the Dead Sea. When applied topically, it restores your body's levels of magnesium, which are required for hundreds of functions in the body.
17. These moisturizing gel socks that hydrate your feet while you sleep
18. A balance disc that engages your core while you sit
By simply placing it on your chair while you sit, this balance disc forces you to constantly re-adjust in order to remain upright, which helps engage your core over time. It also works great as a quick seat cushion on hard floors or a standing balance disc during a workout, plus many Amazon reviewers raved about how much their posture has improved while using it.
19. The hair-strengthening serum that has buyers "blown away"
"I tried this at my last feeble attempt to salvage my locks after a friend recommended it and I am BLOWN AWAY by the results," one buyer wrote. You only need to rub it through your wet hair one or two times a week, and this Olaplex serum can help repair damaged, dry strands. It's an easy way to restore moisture in bleached or over-processed hair, plus a little goes a long way — one bottle is enough to last for about three months.
20. A 6-outlet socket shelf with 2 built-in USB ports
Instead of hunting around for a power brick, plug your charging cables into one of the two USB ports in this socket shelf — and then place your device directly on top of the built-in shelf. There are also six outlets where you can plug in your other devices, and it's able to securely hold up to 10 pounds at once. People say it's the "gadget [they] never knew [they] needed."
21. The LED light bar for dark hallways and closets
Instead of stumbling around dark hallways and closets, just stick one of these LED light bars to the wall with the included adhesive — or use the built-in magnets for the fridge or washing machine. They operate using four AAA batteries so you don't have to worry about any wiring, plus the motion sensor means they only turn on when movement is detected in the room.
22. A car mount that's designed to fit practically any smartphone
Designed to fit practically any brand of smartphone, this car mount lets you use your phone hands-free while driving. It rotates a full 360 degrees so that you can adjust it to the most comfortable viewing angle, and it easily attaches to the air vents in your car — no tools or damage required. No wonder it has 21,000 reviews and a 4.4-star rating.
23. These lids that stretch to fit bowls, cans, & glasses
If you're tired of hunting around for that one lid that fits your food storage container, make sure to grab these stretchable lids. Since they're made from reusable silicone that expands to fit any shape, you can stretch them over bowls, cans, glasses, or even halved produce. This set of seven comes in multiple sizes, all of which are dishwasher- and freezer-safe.
24. A warm winter jacket filled with 90% duck down
Available in seven fashionable colors, this jacket has thousands upon thousands of reviews for a reason: It's filled with 90% duck down that keeps you warm when temperatures are frosty, and the hood is lined with extra-soft fleece for added comfort. It also has tons of zippered pockets to hold all your essentials.
- Available sizes: XX-Small - 5X
25. The exfoliating foot peel that leaves your feet extra soft
You only need to wear this exfoliating foot peel for about an hour — then, within a few weeks, your feet will begin to shed their rough outer layer, leaving you with soft, touchable feet. It's formulated with aloe vera, lavender, and castor oil to penetrate deep into tough skin, plus there's no scrubbing or filing required. Buyers say they "could not believe" the results.
26. A daily planner that helps you organize your life
Using daily, weekly, and monthly spreads in addition to gratitude and goal-setting exercises, this planner aims to boost your overall happiness levels while helping you to become your most productive self. The pages are large so that you have plenty of space to write out notes, thoughts, or even shopping lists, plus there's even an inner pocket for storage. Get it in four colors. "Life-changing," one buyer said. "Seriously!"
27. The running shoes that slide onto your feet like slippers
I bought these running shoes before my trip to Thailand, fully prepared to wear them ragged by the end of the trip — but that was three years ago, and they're still going strong. They slide onto your feet without having to tie the laces, yet the fit is snug enough that you won't have to worry about them slipping off at the gym. They're sold in over 10 colors, from subtle neutrals to eye-catching pastels.
- Available sizes: 5 - 11.5
28. A device that helps you locate your misplaced items
Just slide it onto your keyring or into your wallet, and this Tile will help you find your item when you've misplaced it. The downloadable app allows you to send a signal from your smartphone, which prompts the Tile to ring loudly — but it also works backwards when you lose your phone. This updated version comes with a larger Bluetooth range and a replaceable battery.
29. These whitening strips that you only need to wear for 1 hour
You only need to wear these whitening strips for one hour per use, and buyers say they'll "work wonders" when it comes to brightening your smile. The non-slip grip even lets you talk and drink water while you're wearing them, and people say they're so much easier than clunky trays or professional whitening services.
30. A shampoo brush that helps stimulate blood flow to your scalp
Made with soft silicone bristles that gently scrub away oil and build-up, this shampoo brush is practically a must-have for any relaxing shower. While it aims to boost volume by giving you a more thorough shampooing, the bristles also help stimulate blood flow in your scalp to encourage growth, and it's safe to use on all types of hair.
31. The satin pillowcases that help pamper skin & hair
Sleeping on regular cotton pillowcases causes friction against your hair and skin— so tons of people have switched to these satin pillowcases instead. They're softer and help to evenly distribute natural oils, so buyers say their complexion looks clearer and their hairstyle is better preserved come morning. Get them in three sizes and over a dozen colors.
32. A miniature waffle maker that also makes paninis & hash browns
Of course, you can use this cult-favorite miniature waffle maker to bake delicious waffles — but it can also handle paninis, hash browns, or even biscuit pizzas. It only takes a few minutes to heat up, and since it weighs around 1.5 pounds and has a 4-inch cooking surface, it's perfect for cramped kitchens, college dorms, or even RVs. Best of all, most of the 12 color options cost just $10.
33. This toilet spray that eliminates unwanted odors before they hit the air
Simply spray it into the bowl before you "go," and this spray will eliminate unwanted bathroom odors before they even have a chance to hit the air. It's formulated with lavender and vanilla essential oils, which float on the surface to trap smells underneath, and each 1.4-ounce bottle lasts for about 70 sprays — though you can get bottles as large as 16 ounces.
34. A weighted blanket that buyers swear by
You'd expect a weighted blanket to feel hot and stuffy, but this one is made from 100% breathable cotton to help keep you cool at night. The box stitching ensures that the glass beads are evenly distributed throughout, and it's available in 14 different gorgeous colors. Most importantly, reviewers say that it's the "best decision [they've] made in recent memory" because the added weight helps them to de-stress, calm their mind, and fall asleep faster.
35. An Apple Watch band replacement that's available in over 30 colors
Compatible with Apple Watches from 2018 and onward, this sport band is both sweat- as well as water-resistant. It's made from durable, soft silicone that won't irritate your skin with chafing, and there are over 30 different fun colors to choose from. Even though it's an affordable replacement, buyers are "so impressed" with the quality and say it might actually be better than the original.
36. These car diffusers that clip right onto your air vents
Since these Home-Cloud air fresheners have cylindrical inserts that absorb and diffuse your favorite essential oils, they're an easy way to boost the air quality and relax in traffic. They clip directly onto your car's air vents (but can also be used over bathroom fans and heating vents), and each color option comes with a free pack of refill sticks.
37. The acupressure mat and pillow set that buyers love
Just lay on it every day for up to 30 minutes, and reviewers say this acupressure mat and pillow can help soothe pain, relax sore muscles, and maximize circulation along the spine. It's filled with eco-friendly foam and covered with thousands of tiny spikes, which stimulate pressure points to boost the flow of endorphins throughout your body. The best news? All seven color options cost just $20.
38. A foam roller that's both effective and durable
Whereas hollow rollers will eventually flatten over time, this solid-core foam roller is made from super-durable EVA foam that helps it maintain its shape. The raised-grid pattern stimulates pressure points and alleviates soreness from aching muscles, and it's small enough that you can easily take it with you to the gym.
39. This award-winning board game that has buyers "obsessed"
Looking for an addictive game that the whole family can enjoy? Then make sure you grab Catan. Players work to expand their territory across the board, and whoever collects the most points wins. Each game only takes about an hour to play, and it's great for anyone aged 10 and up. "Could not love this game more," one reviewer wrote. "Our family is obsessed!"
40. A drain protector that helps keep your pipes clear
Instead of relying on chemical drain cleaners, use this TubShroom to prevent hair and debris from ever making their way down your pipes in the first place. Thanks to its revolutionary 3-D shape, it collects hair around the base without impeding the flow of water, and it's designed to work with any standard bathtub drain. Last but not least, the flexible silicone material easily wipes clean in between showers.
41. The activated charcoal powder that helps whiten your teeth
You only need to brush your teeth with it for about two minutes, and this activated charcoal powder will gently remove stains from coffee, tea, and more. A little goes a long way which helps you save money over time, and there are zero artificial colors or flavors in the formula. "Best teeth whitening product ever," buyers rave.
42. A collapsible straw made from rust-resistant stainless steel
43. These socks made from extra warm Merino wool
Since they're made from soft Merino wool, these socks are extremely warm and moisture-wicking so that your feet stay comfortable in any situation. They have light cushioning built into them for added support, and they're available in five different colors.
- Available sizes: medium — x-large
44. This spicy honey condiment that's gone viral
"After buying some for ourselves and getting to experiment with it we have come to the conclusion that its good on everything!" said one reviewer, who has put it on English muffins, sweet potatoes, carrots, brussels sprouts, and lattes. Others add Mike's Hot Honey to pizza, cocktails, and tea. It's made with a blend of 100% pure honey, chili peppers, and vinegar, plus it's completely gluten-free as well as Paleo.
45. The winter gloves that are compatible with touchscreens
If you're tired of taking your gloves off in order to use your phone's touchscreen, start wearing these touchscreen gloves instead. The thumb, forefinger, and middle finger let you scroll and click on your phone, plus the palm is coated in nonslip material that makes it easier to grab objects.
- Available sizes: Medium - X-Large
46. A pack of eco-friendly food wraps made with genius ingredients
Instead of using wasteful plastic wrap and foil to store your food, use these eco-friendly reusable food wraps. They're made from organic cotton, beeswax, and jojoba oil, plus they're washable as well as biodegradable so that you won't have to worry about their footprint when you finally toss them.
47. A 2-in-1 outlet-extender and night light
This wall charger features two USB ports and six outlets — but the LED lights around the edges also allow it to work as a night light. The built-in dusk-to-dawn sensor saves energy by switching on only when the room is dark, and it screws in directly over your existing outlet for a hassle-free installation. "I don't take the time to review as many products as I should on Amazon, but I had to stop and insert a review on this one," one buyer wrote. "This product is fantastic."
48. A pair of smart light bulbs with a lifetime of up to 25,000 hours
Because they're made with energy-efficient LEDs, these smart light bulbs have a lifetime of up to 25,000 hours, or 22 years. You can pair them with Alexa or Google Assistant so that you can control them using voice commands, and you can choose from over 15 million colors when setting the mood in your home.
49. These $23 wireless earbuds with nearly 10,000 reviews
You could go and spend a fortune on expensive AirPods, or you can grab these wireless earbuds at a fraction of the price. They're sweatproof so that you won't have to worry about ruining them at the gym, and the battery provides up to six hours of continuous music when fully charged.
50. A wireless pad that can charge your phone through its case
Designed to charge your iPhone up to 50% faster than competing chargers, this wireless charging pad also has a non-slip coating to prevent your phone from sliding off. It's able to charge devices through their cases so that you don't have to take them off, plus it's compatible with the iPhone 8 and newer.
51. The gel that gently exfoliates your skin without relying on harsh chemicals
Unlike most chemical exfoliators that leave your skin feeling irritated, this gel relies on a water-based, hydrogen-activated formula that gently lifts away flakes and dull skin. You can also use it all over your body, including your elbows, heels, and neck, plus it's completely free from any preservatives. "I have terrible, sensitive skin, and Cure takes away so much dead skin from my face without any burning or damage to my skin!" one buyer raved.
52. A pair of pillows filled with shredded memory foam
Not only do you get two pillows for the price of one, but these memory foam pillows are also made with a washable, hypoallergenic bamboo pillowcase. The memory foam on the inside is shredded so that it easily adjusts to movement and various sleeping positions, and both pillows are exceptionally breathable for a cool night's sleep.
53. These paracord bracelets that can help you survive in the wilderness
Perfect for any emergency preparedness kit, these paracord bracelets unravel so that you can use the paracord as rope in a variety of situations. The embedded compass helps you navigate your way if your GPS isn't working, plus each one also has a built-in flint fire starter, a knife, and an emergency whistle.
54. A personal water filter that works on almost any water source
Just dip it into any water source from lakes to foreign tap water, and this personal water filter will remove 99.99% of waterborne bacteria, as well as parasites, harmful chemicals, and unwanted tastes. Each filter is able to clean up to 1,000 liters, and there is zero iodine, chlorine, or batteries required.
55. This extra-large scarf made from extremely soft cotton
When I say that this scarf is extra-large, I mean it — some opt to wear it as a shawl, while others wrote things like: "It's like having a light blanket with me." The multicolor plaid print is available in 11 shades and adds a pop of color to any outfit, plus it's made from super-soft cotton that resists pilling and fading.
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