My Top 10 Amazon Purchases for 2021 + a Bonus

Blue and White Lamp, Denim Sofa

I meant to share this post in January, but I’m running a bit late. I thought it would be fun to share those items I purchased last year via Amazon that turned out to be my best or favorite purchases. I forced myself to limit it to just 10 items, which means I had to leave off the wool seat cover I added to my office chair that saved me from being “electrocuted” (only a slight exaggeration) every time I touched the handle of the mini-fridge in my office. Also missing from this list are the silicone button covers that I really think help protect my lighter, summer shirts from button damage.

Below you’ll find the 10 items that I absolutely couldn’t leave off this list. Hope you find this helpful!

I haven’t had the occasion to use my weather radio yet, but I purchased mine after my son raved about how awesome it was when they had really bad weather in his area last year. When he couldn’t find any info on TV or online, he remembered the weather radio I had given him at Christmastime. He said they were able to keep up with exactly where the storms were as they moved across their area. It has a lot more features like a built-in phone charger, flashlight, hand crank,  really too many to list them all in this post but you can read more about them here: Weather Alert Radio. It gives me peace of mind knowing I have it as we head into tornado season here in the south, so it had to make my top 10 for 2021.


Emergency Weather Radio and Flashlight, Phone Charger



I will always remember 2021 as the “Year of the Lamps!” Last year I came across a lamp company that carries the kind of lamps I love and used to purchase in the high-end furniture stores here in Atlanta many years ago before they all went out of business. They are designed with elegant, fabric, traditional shades instead of the plastic, fabric-covered drum shades which seem to be all the local stores stock these days. After ordering my first one for the guest room, I was so happy with the quality, I decided to replace a few more lamps in my home. I loved this large green and white lamp so much, I ended up purchasing two and moving them to my bedroom for either side of the bed.


The lamps that were here were beautiful but a bit small for the room/bed. They are now downstairs in the living room and den and they look great there. These are much better proportioned for this space.

Tartan Bedding for the Winter Bedroom


This lamp in the guest room was actually the first lamp I purchased and the lamp that kicked off my lamp buying spree. I absolutely love this lamp! Out of all the lamps I purchased last year, it’s still my favorite. It was sold out for a while, then came back in stock. I think it may be sold out again.

Decorating in Blue and White


This large blue and white lamp replaced a large brass lamp that I’ve been needing to replace for ages. The brass lamp never really suited this room and the shade had gotten damaged at some point. One of the things I really like so much about all the lamps from this company is you won’t find many (if any) drum shades. I’m not a big fan of the drum shade, much prefer a more elegant shade that tapers inward toward the top because it’s so much easier on the eyes when you walk near/by the lamp. It’s so hard to find lamps with all-fabric (non-drum-shape) shades these days!

Blue and White Lamp, Denim Sofa


Cute, cute lamps in all sizes! Amazing how the simple act of adding a beautiful lamp to a room can totally transform the room!

Beautiful, Elegant Lamp in Coral Orange


You’ll find the lamps they currently have in stock here: Beautiful Lamps. If there’s a lamp that I’ve purchased that you specifically want, just keep checking back because they appear to restock their lamp styles pretty often. I still check their stock about once a month to see what’s new. I have a small lamp in my downstairs paneled den/family room that I may change out if I come across the right lamp for that space.


Still loving and living in these super comfortable bralettes. The padded insert is removable and much easier to take in and out than in most sports/sleeping bras because it’s one whole piece and not two. You’ll find it available here: Seamless Cotton Bralette.



Last year I purchased a new toiletry bag after I left home without mine and knew I’d be away for a while.



This definitely turned out to be one of my best purchases last year. I love the design and layout of this toiletry bag. It’s reasonably priced and always goes with me whenever I travel now. It comes in 4 different colors available here: Toiletry Bag.


I’ve been hoping to find a really good sturdy ladder for ages. After I ordered three tall storage shelves earlier last year, I purchased this ladder since I knew it would be helpful for adding the extensions to the shelves after I pu them together.  I left off the extensions in the end but this ladder was still awesome for stocking and decorating the shelves.

Great Step Ladder for Household Chores


It was indispensable when I added draperies to my bedroom a few months back! The built-in shelf is awesome and the wide steps really helped me feel secure as I climbed up and down a gazillion times while hanging the drapes. I’ve used it many times since then, most recently while changing out the air vents in the ceiling of my bedroom and office. If you need a great step ladder, you’ll find it here: Step Ladder with Shelf.

Tools for Hanging Drapes


Love, love, love these huge puzzle sorting trays! I was thrilled when I came across these last year and they are awesome for sorting all the pieces in a 1,000-pc puzzle.

I can get all 1,000 pieces into these 8 trays, even when working a puzzle with the “larger” pieces. Love that! If you love working puzzles, highly recommend these. You’ll find them here: Large Puzzle Trays.


I discovered this anti-itch cream while visiting my son and daughter-in-law. I have this annoying rash that seems to come and go on the back of my neck and this is the only anti-itch cream I have found that actually works! As soon as I got back home, I purchased some. I’m still trying to figure out what’s causing the rash–I think it may be a food sensitivity since I seem to be developing a lot of those the older I get.  Anyway, had to share this awesome cream since it really works. It’s available here:  Anti-Itch Cream.


I have sensitive skin (unfortunately) and this is the lotion that I use after I shower. When I switch away and try something else, my skin gets itchy. This had really helped, especially during the wintertime when my skin really needs a lot more moisture. You’ll find it here: Curel Itch Defense.


I was so excited last year when I shared this awesome toothbrush storage holder and I’m still just as excited about it.

Best Toothbrush Holder, Hides Toothbrushes and Toothpaste


It has held up beautifully and I haven’t had any issue with mold or anything like that. It has plenty of built-in air holes so ventilation so I guess that’s why it works so well. Love it and I’ve purchased a backup in case this one ever breaks or rusts. So far, no issues at all! You’ll find it here: Toothbrush Holder.

Hide Toothbrushes in Bathroom, Toothbrush Holder


The 10th item I purchased last year and love and enjoy every single day is this adorable tissue holder. After it arrived and I saw how substantial and beautiful it was, I purchased three more for other areas in my home. Currently, I have it in my office by my reading chair, on the bedside table in my guest room, on the desk in my kitchen near all my birding books and on my bathroom vanity. It’s lovely and the colors make it work for almost any room. There are two more (different) birds on the other side–just love it! I think it makes a nice gift, as well. You’ll find it here: Tissue Holder.



How about a bonus? My daughter-in-law dropped the hint last summer that my son would love a YETI cooler for their days in the backyard grilling and playing with the boys. She was sharing it as an idea for a future Christmas gift but since summer was in full swing, I wanted him to have it right then to enjoy. I purchased it for him and this was his response. ?


It saw a lot of action last summer!


Periodically I get pictures of it in use. lol My son says it keeps drinks cold literally for days! They sometimes stock it up on Friday for the whole weekend. It’s also great for camping, especially since it’s on wheels. You can read more about it here: YETI Wheeled Cooler.


Hope you enjoyed this list of my 2021 favorites. It was fun going back and remembering all these since they were such good ones!

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Author: Andy Edwards