13 Random Things We Bought This Month on Amazon That Are Worth Every Penny!

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Our Hip team is sharing our picks for the best things to buy on Amazon this month!

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Amazon has it all, but here are a few of our favorite things. 🤩

It’s no news we’re obsessed with Amazon and their convenient, fast, and free Prime shipping – AND the endless amount of online goods you can find. However, there’s always that one purchase that sticks out among all the others, so our team is sharing a few favorite purchases from the past month.

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Here are some of the best things to buy on Amazon this month according to our team members:


1. I bought Atomic Habits after hearing two of my Hip sidekicks rave about it and I think would make a great gift to anyone looking to improve themselves. 

person sitting on couch holding atomic habits book in lap

Atomic Habits – $11.98+ 

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Now I know I shared this book last month, but I said I’d be holding myself accountable and it’s worth mentioning again because I’m nearly done reading it and have seriously loved it so much! With just 25 pages left to read, I can confidently say this book lived up to all the hype my Hip sidekicks, Emily and Jessica, raved about.

Atomic Habits truly is for anyone and I feel so empowered to have read it and have a deeper knowledge of how to build better habits for myself and stick to them effortlessly. It may sound cumbersome if you’ve struggled to improve something in your life before, but I promise this book is SO digestible and the tools to implement new habits into your life aren’t overwhelming in the slightest. Buy the book now since it’s the lowest price it’s ever been!


2. Kaitlyn loves having this photo album to store all her mini Polaroid-style photos.

hand holding polaroid album with photos inside

Know someone who has a Instax Mini FujiFilm camera or mini Polaroid camera on their wishlist this year? Kaitlyn’s new photo album will be the perfect addition to your gift and can fit over 100 mini photos! She loves the cute design on the cover, but it also comes in 6 other adorable options!

This album is compatible with Fujifilm Instax Mini Camera, Polaroid Snap, Z2300, SocialMatic Instant Cameras, and Zip Instant Printer.


3. Lina bought these stylish black makeup towels to keep messy cosmetics off of her new white bath towels.

hand holding black makeup towels in bathroom sink

Lina said she’s been loving these new towels for her and her teen daughter to remove makeup. Since they’re black, they have zero worries about makeup staining them and they’ve been very effective.

hand holding hand towels in bathroom with makeup logo

As a bonus, when they’re not in use, they look super stylish with her new white hand towels. 😍

She also added this plush new bath mat to complete her bathroom refresh.

gray and white bath mat on bathroom floor

Lina said she needed a new bathmat that was long enough for her double vanity and didn’t slip around and this one hit all the marks! She said it’s plush and is just what they needed.


4. Lina this under $50 duvet set for holiday visitors, and it has a convenient zipper closure. 

striped bedding on wood bed frame in room

Since Lina doesn’t have a guest room, her teen son let grandma use his bed while he took the couch for Thanksgiving break. To freshen up his space, Lina grabbed this affordable duvet set which has corner ties and a convenient zipper closure. She’s been really impressed with the quality for the super affordable price and it even comes with coordinating pillowcases! 👏🏻


5. Kaitlyn bought a few new pieces to give her room a makeover and are the best things to buy on Amazon for any boho lover. 

hanging wood shelf with moon garland hanging on wall

Kaitlyn’s recent buys are going to be the best things to buy on Amazon if you’re looking for a few boho decor pieces to redo a room or gift to a free spirit this holiday season. Out of all the things she scooped up, she said her favorite purchases were this moon wall hanging and hanging shelves, which she wrapped in vine leaf ribbon for an even more whimsical touch. 🤩

She bought a few more magical pieces for her new space too!

various gray and white matisse prints hanging on wall

moon mirrors on wall

Kaitlyn clearly has a whole vibe going on in her room now! 🤩 We love these small moon mirrors and the beautiful prints that were under $7, including the frames she scooped up too!


6. Krystal bought a pack of wood ornaments and loves the variety of designs with subtle white glitter.

wood santa ornament on christmas tree

Coume 24 Pcs Christmas Wooden Ornaments – $22.99 (96¢ each)

It’s hard to beat this adorable pack of ornaments when the price is just under a dollar for each one! Krystal said she loves the 12 different designs in this pack and many of them have either just enough glitter to shimmer beautifully under her Christmas tree or the perfect touch of festive green.


7. Kara loves her new crew neck sweater which is better quality than she expected. 

woman wearing blue knit sweater on couch

v28 Crew Neck Knit Sweater – $32.99 

Kara said she was really impressed by the quality of this new sweater! It’s thick and has a beautiful pattern. She even said the color is even more stunning in person. Plus, she used Try Before You Buy with her Amazon Prime membership so she didn’t have to purchase it until she knew for sure she loved it.


8. Kara also scooped up these two tapestries which go super well together and were affordable too. 

macrame tapestries hanging on wall

Kara said she’s so glad she bought these tapestries! While they’re not sold together, she said she thought the prices were very reasonable and they look really great together. A match made in boho heaven! Maybe Kaitlyn will scoop them up when she sees this. 😏


9. Lina’s daughter and her friends bought these affordable dresses for her friend’s Quinceañera and they are super versatile too. 

group of girls at Quinceañera

Lina’s daughter and her group of friends were recently in their friend’s Quinceañera so these dresses couldn’t have been more perfect! They were affordable enough that all the girls could match and they loved having the ability to wear the top countless different ways (72 to be exact!) so each girl could style it in their own way and feel comfortable.

This dress comes in 29 different colors and fits sizes 0-16 and even plus size up to 18-24 making it a great option for any formal event you have coming up!


10. Nicole grabbed a 5 pack of baby bodysuits that her son can use for all their holiday festivities. 

baby wearing formal bodysuit with bowtie

Little Treasure Unisex Baby Cotton Bodysuits$13.46 ($2.69 each)

Speaking of formal events, how adorable is Nicole’s baby boy in this formal onesie with a bowtie?! 😍 She said they recently attended a friend’s 40th birthday party and the little bow tie and suspenders design was perfect for the event. Caleb sure seemed to like all the attention he got in it! 🥰 She said the fabric on all the onesies is really nice and the different patterns will be perfect for the holidays.


11. Liza bought these motion sensor lights for her storage room so she doesn’t have to walk through the dark room to reach the light switch. 

narrow light lit up on door casing in utility room

LED Motion Sensor Closet Lights, 4-Pack – $25.99
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Sometimes you don’t realize how much you needed an Amazon item until you have it! As for Liza, she couldn’t stand walking through her dark storage room anymore to get to the light switch so she resorted to this genius and easy fix! Liza said they were easy to put anywhere and give off plenty of light, which is exactly what she needed them for so they’ve worked out perfectly.

She also noted how perfect these would be for kiddos getting up in the middle of the night or to put inside a closet.


12. Lina said this is the best tool to buy on Amazon if you find yourself opening lots of packages. 

hand holding a cutter tool over opened package

CANARY Cardboard Cutter with Sheath$9.80 (regularly $10.40)

If you’re anything like us and are doing the majority of your Christmas shopping online, you’ll likely have tons of packages to open in the near future. Lina has been loving this handy tool as opposed to ruining her nails or grabbing a kitchen knife or scissors. 🙌🏼

Again, something you likely didn’t know you needed…but now you do. 😉


13. Alli grabbed this innovative wrapping paper cutter to make every gift a cinch to wrap this year. 

wrapping paper roll with cutter on middle

ELF Gift Wrap Cutter, 2-pack – $15.99 ($8 each)

This sure is a frugal and innovative item to scoop up before the gift-wrapping season is fully underway! Alli said she’s notorious for not cutting wrapping paper in a straight line, so she will definitely be using this for every single gift she’s wrapping this Christmas.

Note that she did mention it took her a couple of times before getting the hang of it but said it’s still totally worth it! As a bonus, she said it even fits on her giant roll of Sam’s Club gift wrap! 🤩


See the other products our team is currently coveting!


About the writer:

Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 8+ years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 3

  1. Lilith

    I love these posts!

  2. Patti

    I found using an xacto knife to open packages works great! Amazon has one for less than $6.

    • Sara (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for the tip, Patti! I tend to just use my scissors or rip open a box if I’m really impatient. 😆

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