Top 10 Amazon Purchases of 2020

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For the last few years, I have rounded up my favorite Amazon purchases of the prior year.  This year is no different, and I am sharing my top 10 purchases from 2020.  If there was a year for online shopping, 2020 was it!  And I definitely utilized Amazon more than ever.  

In no particular order...

1.  PILOT Erasable Marker Pens.  These marker pens are awesome.  They come in a good variety of colors, write so nicely, and erase so well!  

2.  True Comfort by Kristin Cavallari.  I have sung praises for this cookbook over and over again.  You can read my full review here, but it's a favorite for a reason!

3.  Microfiber Bow Headbands.  These are so handy to use when washing up, or wearing a face mask.  They keep my hair out of my face, and are super easy to just toss in the wash.

4.  Apple AirPods Pro.  These were one of those things I didn't know how much I needed, until I had them.  I absolutely love to wear them when out for walks or runs, and they are so handy for when I am doing things around the house, too.  No need to carry my phone around with me when I want to listen to music, or talk on the phone.

5.  Thermometer.  This was definitely a 2020 purchase.  I mainly got this because it gave me a little more piece of mind with the pandemic, but I know I will be glad to have it even post-pandemic.

6.  Levi 721 High Rise Jeans.  I first purchased these from Nordstrom, and fell in love with them.  Then I saw them on sale on Amazon, so I grabbed another pair to rotate.  They fit so well, and the waist hits at just the perfect spot.  

7.  Portable Mini Fan.  During the summer, my office area would get really warm in the afternoon.  I don't have a ton of extra desk space to put on, so I grabbed this one to wrap around the railing.  It has a few different speeds, and the charge holds up really well.  I could see using it outside, too, at the pool, or if you are having a picnic.  So handy!

8.  Sunglasses.  I absolutely LOVE these sunglasses.  They give you the look of the much more expensive Ray Bans, at a much more reasonable price.  They are super light, which makes them really comfortable.  And they have held up great over the last year, which says a lot because I am not one that is super easy on sunglasses.    

9.  Paper & Credit Card Shredder.  Earlier this year I finally got all my papers under control.  I had a ton of things that needed to be shredded, so I invested in this little shredder from Amazon.  It's not very big, which is good, because I can just keep it by my desk, but it does the job very well.  Plus, it's very reasonably priced.  Definitely one of those handy things to have.

10.  Exercise Equipment Mat.  I purchased this mat to go under my Peloton bike.  You can buy a Peloton mat, but this option is much more reasonable.  I've had it for just over a year, and it's held up really well.  

If you had to pick a favorite Amazon buy of the year, what would it be?


  1. I have that paper shredder and I love it too. I still want Kristen's new cookbook. I am so glad that you love it!

    1. It's such a handy little thing to have! And I think you'd love it!

  2. So many good things here! That portable mini fan is awesome. I need to get one of those for our next Disney trip... if we ever get to go! Lol.

    1. YES! It seriously is so nice, and I can see taking it outside when I am reading or sitting with a glass of wine to create a little breeze.

  3. I have those markers and just love them! I'm not sure I could narrow down my purchases to a single favorite.

  4. Marker pens sound awesome and I have that cookbook on hold from the library and I'm so excited to check it out.