The 100 most popular things everyone bought in 2019 – USA TODAY

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As we head into the new year, we think it’s fun to look at all the wonderful products that we bought in 2019. This year brought some incredible releases like Disney+, Apple AirPods Pro, and the all-new Kindle—and honestly, some of these things were apart of what really make the year great. So we decided to roundup 100 of the most popular products that people bought over and over again.
Whether it was a massive sale (looking at you Black Friday) or one of the hottest product people couldn’t stop talking about (*cough* weighted blankets *cough*), our readers found something that caught their eyes. From robot vacuums to wireless headphones to streaming services, these are the most popular products that people couldn’t stop buying in 2019.
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Although it was just released in November, the new streaming service Disney+ became the most popular product of the year. With it came nostalgia for the Disney classics, new original shows and movies, and plenty of Baby Yoda content. Seriously, if you’re a fan of Marvel, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Pixar, and all things Disney, you might want to consider following suit and getting a subscription for yourself.
Sign up for Disney+ for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year
It’s no surprise here—our readers were all about that Instant Pot life this year. The Duo 6 Quart, a.k.a. the most popular model out there, was far and away the biggest seller this year, and in no small part because of the deals that ran on it during Prime Day and Black Friday, respectively. If you were one of the lucky ducks who nabbed it when it was just $50, good on you. But you can still get it for a pretty good price right now, too.
Get the Instant Pot Duo 6 Quart at Amazon for $79 
Nobody really wants to vacuum, but they also don’t want to spend a fortune on a robot vacuum to do their dirty work. That’s why the Eufy 11S was so popular this year. It’s the best affordable robot vacuum we’ve ever tested because it balances great cleaning powering and a reasonable price. Our readers loved scooping it up—especially when it was on sale as it is right now.
Get the Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S at Amazon for $159.99
The way to relax in 2019? An oil diffuser. Specifically this oil diffuser, which is the best we ever tested. Easy to use, affordable, and equipped with multi-color light display and various mist modes, this oil diffuser makes a great gift and beginner option for anyone who’s new to oil diffusers. It went on sale a bunch throughout the year, but even when it wasn’t on sale, readers were all over it. 
Get the InnoGear Upgraded Essential Oil Diffuser at Amazon for $11.99
Mattresses in a box became a big thing in 2019, and after testing a bunch we found that Nectar makes the best of the best. It literally feels like you’re sleeping on a cloud, making it a huge upgrade to whatever you’ve been sleeping on before. It was on sale a few times this year, so our readers took advantage of the discount.
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Delicious meals you don’t have to spend tons of time preparing? Enter Home Chef, which is the best meal kit delivery service we’ve ever tested because it has high-quality ingredients, easy-to-follow recipes, and incredible meal options. Readers can get $100 off with the code REVIEWED100, which means that’s $25 off their first four boxes, which is huge. 
Get $100 off at Home Chef with the code REVIEWED100
Apple AirPods have not slowed down in popularity. With an upgraded model with even better sound released this year, our readers scooped both the charging case and wireless charging case models.They live up to the hype, too, as they’re the best true wireless headphones we’ve ever tested. They made great gifts and were a tempting buy whenever they dropped in price. 
Our readers were absolutely obsessed with this egg cooker, to the point that it consistently ranked among the top products bought throughout the year. The buzz is legit, too: this egg cooker makes it easy to poach or boil up to six eggs at a time, and in 12 minutes or less. 
Get the Dash Rapid Egg Cooker at Amazon for $14.95 
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the most anticipated shopping event for both fashionistas and Nordy card holders alike. This year, they had huge discounts on some of our favorite clothing pieces like Spanx faux leather leggings, the Wubby pullover, and the Nordstrom at Home Faux Fur Throw Blanket. While you have to wait until the summer for the next Anniversary Sale, you can shop their Half-Yearly Sale right now.
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Watching all your favorite shows doesn’t have to be complicated, as our readers found out when they opted to pick up this streaming stick, which is one of our favorites. This Alexa-compatible device gives you access to 4K ultra HD and comes with a voice remote, so you can easily stream across Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and other streaming services.
Get the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K at Amazon for $34.99 
This summer, Amazon released the Echo Show 5, the compact version of the popular Show model. It quickly became our favorite smart speaker with a display because it doesn’t take up too much space but still gives visual timers, weather updates, and news alerts among other favorite Alexa capabilities. It went on sale a few times this year too and was a total knock out.
Get the the Echo Show 5 for $59.99
Anthropologie is easily the trendiest place to shop right now, but the prices? Hard pass. A sale at Anthro is an event, since for most of us, it means you can actually afford to shop the store for once. During Anthro Day—their biggest sale event of the year—our readers leapt at the chance to finally shop and save. (Pro tip: Anthro is having a massive end-of-year sale right now too, so you can actually save if you shop online or in-stores right now, too.)
Shop at Anthropologie 
You’ve probably never thought to wash your washer, but that thing needs a good scrubbing too. When these cleaning tablets went on sale throughout the year, a ton of our readers decided to try them out for themselves. Here’s to a cleaner washing machine and cleaner clothes. 
Get the Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner, 6 Tablets at Amazon for $11.99
This nearly five-star rated frying pan was a huge winner with our readers this year, and it’s not hard to see why: it comes with a nonstick surface, elegant stainless steel handles, and is highly durable, so it makes a great kitchen workhorse, especially for everyday cooking. 
Get the Calphalon Contemporary Hard-Anodized Aluminum Nonstick Cookware at Amazon for $45.99
Everyone is still obsessing over DNA test kits. I mean, who doesn’t like to learn a little more about themselves so they can talk about themselves more? With more than 15 million members, AncestryDNA is the most popular DNA test kit on the market. I took the test myself and love that it updates your results as more users join, so it’ll more accurately pinpoint your heritage as time goes on. Plus, you might even find a long lost relative with it. 
Get the AncestryDNA test kit from Ancestry for $59
The boots. Those mocs. There’s so much to love about L.L.Bean, and not just because the brand itself is synonymous with quality. They ran multiple deals this year, and we covered every one of them, much to the delight of our readers, who used it as an excuse to stock up on all their best cult items and more.
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Thermoworks makes a variety of grilling tools, and their thermometers rank as the best meat thermometers we’ve ever tested. They’re super speedy and accurate, and have been hailed by chef personalities and home cooks alike. A few of these bad boys have been on sale throughout the year and our readers snagged them at incredible prices to become grill masters too.
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The best cheap portable speakers we’ve ever used were a hit with readers this year, especially whenever they dropped below their usual $30 sale price. Beloved for its sturdiness, long battery life, and easy-to-use buttons, the Soundcore proved to be a total must-have, especially for anyone looking for an affordable speaker option.
Get the Anker SoundCore at Amazon for $22.99
The worst part of traveling is figuring out how to fit everything in your suitcase. And once you do, you need to make sure it isn’t over the 50 pound limit to avoid overcharges. That’s probably why our readers bought so many of our favorite luggage scale.To use it, simply turn it on, attach it to the handle of your luggage, and lift. Since it only weighs about 3 ounces, you’ll never even notice it in your bag until you need it. And, unlike your scale at home, it will accurately measure all weight within a few decimal places.
Get the Dr. Meter Digital Scale at Amazon for $9.39
All-Clad’s exquisite cookware is #goals for many foodies, but the price tag attached is enough to deter even the most eager would-be Gordon Ramsay. Except, that is, during sales like this, where shoppers could get slightly banged-up (but still totally functional) cookware from All-Clad at a huge discount, compared to normal retail prices.
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REI may have the best accessories for camping and hiking, but they have plenty of products that appeal to the indoorsy, too. Our readers loved buying Patagonia Better Sweaters, Hydro Flasks, and winter jackets whenever they were on sale at REI in 2019. You can still find incredible products in the sale section right now.
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How could something so simple be such a crowd-pleaser? For our readers, the EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener was repeatedly one of the biggest must-haves over the year, and probably that’s because of just how essential a good can opener happens to be. We dubbed it the best manual can opener of 2019, and there’s no doubt that it’ll probably retain that title into 2020, too.
Get the EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener with Black Grips at Amazon for $9.90
There are Instant Pots, and then there’s the best Instant Pot: the Instant Pot Ultra. In our tests, we found it was superior to the rest because it have an incredible interface with a simplified dial and it performed just as well as the more expensive models. It was on sale a bunch throughout the year, which is when many readers pulled the plug and got one for themselves.
Get the Instant Pot Ultra 6 Quart at Amazon for $144.89
With over 9,000 reviews on Amazon, the LifeStraw is one of those immensely popular cult products on the site that people just can’t get enough of, and especially whenever it goes on sale, people lose it. We’re currently in the process of actually testing this straw to see how effective it really is, but until then, we can’t help but acknowledge that 9,000 shoppers probably can’t all be wrong, right?
Get the LifeStraw Personal Water Filter at Amazon for $15
Pasta might be the easiest thing to cook, but straining it is the most annoying part. You have to take it out of the pot and drain out the water, just to put it back in. Who has time for that?  But this ingenius strainer cuts out the middleman by simply snapping to the side of a pot and draining water without losing any precious noodles, which is probably why it was so popular this year.
Get the Kitchen Gizmo Snap N Strain Strainer at Amazon for $17.99
Grabbing that incredible oil diffuser we mentioned earlier? You can’t pass up a few essential oils to go along with it obviously, and this set of six was the biggest seller with our readers. It pairs perfectly with the InnoGear diffuser and comes with everything you might need to relax, unwind, and take a load off.
Get the Lagunamoon Essential Oils (Set of 6) Gift Set at Amazon for $9.99
This knife sharpener is small but mighty. It has a coarse grit for dull, damaged knives that can also be used to polish already sharp knives, and it’s super easy to hold onto, which is why it has a cult-following on Amazon. The best part? It’s only $6, making it temping to add-to-cart.
Get the KitchenIQ 2-Stage Knife Sharpener at Amazon for $5.99
Back in March, this cat toy went on sale on Amazon and the craziest thing happened: our readers went crazy over it. Cheap and durable, this toy tower stays in place and can help keep even the friskiest of kitties amused, and works especially well with older cats who still crave stimulation but can’t dart around as quickly as they used to.
Get the Petstages Cat Tracks Cat Toy at Amazon for $7.61
There was a bit of an uproar this year when the Sony WH1000XM3 dethroned the Bose QuietComfort 3 as the best noise canceling headphones we’ve ever tested. But with neat features like customization of the level of noise-cancellation and pausing with a cup of a headphone, it blew us away. Our readers agree and continued to buy these bad boys throughout the year.
Get the Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Canceling Headphones at Amazon for $278
For readers that preferred electric can openers to manual ones, the easy choice was our favorite electric can opener, the Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener. Relatively straightforward to use and reliable, this can opener impressed our reviewers and made readers swoon too.
Get the Cuisinart Deluxe Electric Can Opener at Amazon for $17.95
Amazon Music Unlimited is akin to Spotify or Apple Music—a.k.a. you can stream thousands of songs and curate your perfect playlist. While you might already have your music streaming service of choice, it’s hard to resist switching to Amazon Music Unlimited when it was just $1 for four months—at least it was for our readers. This sale happened twice in 2019, so tons of people took advantage of the incredible price.
Get four months of Amazon Music Unlimited for $0.99
Brighter smiles and healthier-looking teeth? That’s what these white strips by Crest are great for, and our readers were eager to flash a set of pearly whites themselves in 2019, especially whenever these bad boys went on sale.
Get the Crest 3D White Whitestrips Vivid Plus at Amazon for $26.99
While the Amazon Smart Plug isn’t the best smart plug we’ve ever tested, it was just $5 with the purchase of an Echo during Prime Day and Black Friday, which is probably why our readers bought so many. We still think it’s still a great option to experiment with some new smart home technology, especially for that low price.
Get the Amazon Smart Plug at Amazon for $24.99
The kind of pillow that you sleep on actually matters, and that’s one of the biggest reasons why readers were so invested in giving these pillows from Xtreme Comforts a try. They’re the best pillows we’ve ever tried, and the fact that they went on sale frequently in 2019 made them irresistible to shoppers.
Shop for Xtreme Comforts Pillows at Amazon 
What’s better than being snuggled up in a big ole bear hug? Nothing, that’s what. Weighted blankets can replicate this comforting feeling, which why they’re one of the hottest products of 2019. The Gravity Blanket is the best weighted blanket we’ve ever tested for providing just the right amount of pressure and coziness, and tons were purchased when they went on sale for Black Friday. 
Get the Gravity Weighted Blanket at Gravity for $187.50 with the code HOLIDAY2019
This smart doorbell was hands down one of the biggest sellers during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, since it was on sale for a huge discount. It’s back up to its original price, but it’s still worth it to buy, especially since when we tested it, we found it to be one of the best smart doorbells on the market.
Get the Ring Video Doorbell 2 at Amazon for $199
Flashlight are essential for any emergency, and the Anker Bolder LC40 is the best affordable flashlight we’ve ever tested, so you’re going to want it in your utility drawer when the power goes out. It offers 400 lumens of brightness and has a powerful battery that’s rechargeable, so you don’t have to deal with those odd batteries that typically come with flashlights. When it went on sale, our readers stocked up on the LC40 as well as the upgraded LC90.
Never underestimate the power of a good beauty mirror—our readers sure didn’t—and that’s why whenever our favorite lighted beauty mirror went on sale, they went for it ASAP. This mirror is especially perfect if you suffer ffrom poor lighting around your house, which in my case, is a big ol’ yes.
Get the DeWEISN Tri-Fold Lighted Vanity Makeup Mirror at Amazon for $29.98
Every season is iced coffee season, in my opinion. But to save money on constant Starbucks home, it’s much cheaper (and tastier) to make it at home. The Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker is the best cold brew maker we’ve ever tested for its ease of use. Plus, it costs less than $20, which is like four cold brew coffees from a coffee shop.
Get the Takeya Cold Brew Iced Coffee Maker at Amazon for $17.99
One of the biggest sales events of 2019 wasn’t Black Friday, and it wasn’t Prime Day, either. It was Way Day at Wayfair, which gave home decor-loving readers a chance to save so much money on new furniture, lighting, rugs, art, and more for around their homes. Way Day is long over, but Wayfair still hosts plenty of big sales—case in point, they’re even hosting one right now because it’s the end of the year, so it’s still a great time to shop and save there.
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Clogged drains are the absolute worst and are a pain to clear. You either need to mess with a drain snake or use toxic-smelling drain remover. To stop the clog in it’s tracks, our readers bought the Tubshroom, and innovative drain stopper that collects hair and other debris but still allows for water to flow freely. My curly-headed roommate and I got one for our apartment and it’s saved us from buying Drain-o over and over again. 
Get the Tubshroom at Amazon for $12.99
While everyone was going nuts over Airpods this holiday season, a lot of our readers were actually opting for a cheaper (but still awesome) alternative: these true wireless earbuds from Anker. They were on sale around Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and while they’re back up to their regular retail price now, they’re still a great bargain compared to Airpods.
Get the Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds at Amazon for $38.24
This detangling brush is both weird and wonderful. It has odd, cone-shaped plastic bristles that works sideways to gently undo snarls and works on both wet and dry hair. It’s practically magic. With more than 5,000 reviews on Amazon, our readers decided to see what all the fuss is about and try it for themselves.
Get the Crave Naturals Glide Thru Detangling Brush on Amazon for $9.88
These all-natural wool balls make a great alternative to dryer sheets, and our readers agreed. For a little over $16, you can get a set of six premium New Zealand Wool balls, which help to soften fabrics and reduce drying time. 
Get the Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls at Amazon for $16.95 
Smoothies are a great way to jumpstart your morning, but a huge blender that takes up a ton of counter space is not ideal. That’s why we love the Ninja Personal Blender, which happens to be the best personal blender we’ve ever tested. It’s powerful enough to grind up kale and make creamy sauces. Clearly, our readers loved it as well.
Get the Ninja Personal Blender at Amazon for $49.99
Roku makes my personal favorite streaming stick, but their bigger streaming device—the Ultra—is in another class of its own, which is why we named it the best media streaming device of 2019. When it dropped in price for Black Friday, readers got real excited and bought it up at record rates.
Get the Roku Ultra at Amazon for $68.90 
I seriously didn’t know how important a good vegetable peeler was until I somehow used a bad one. These Kuhn Rikon peelers are easy-to-hold and product a smooth peel, which is essential to speedily peel a ton carrots and potatoes. We named them the best vegetable peelers we’ve ever tested for its efficiency and low cost.
Get the Kuhn Rikon Original Swiss Peeler 3-Pack at Amazon for $7.44
Portable chargers are essential for every car owner, but finding one that won’t fry your phone? Significantly taller order. This portable charger is extremely affordable at under $10, and readers loved how safe it was to use on their phones, tablets, and more.
Get the Maxboost Car Charger at Amazon for $6.79
Tracking your weight can be important for reaching your health goals in 2020. But there are also things to consider like body fat, BMI, bone mass, and muscle mass. This smart scale from Eufy goes above to measure and track this data—all you have to do is step on in the mornings and watch your progress from your phone. It has its own app, but it also syncs with Fitbit, Apple Health, and Google Fit. While we haven’t tested it, it went on sale a few times during 2019, so our readers decided to jumpstart their health kick.
Get the Eufy Smart Scale C1 at Amazon for $29.99 
That’s right: it’s another can opener. But when it comes to manual can openers, this one is a little different, because it’s fancy. It’s designed to open cans without creating sharp edges on the can or lid, so you’re less likely to cut yourself after. (Something I’m totally guilty of.)
Get the OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener at Amazon for $21.95
Let’s be honest: Our TVs don’t have the best sound. To upgrade it to make the big game or Netflix binge more enjoyable, your going to want a soundbar. Plus, you don’t have to spend to much to get a great one. The Polk Audio Signa S2 is the best soundbar under $200 we’ve ever tested because it packs improved sound and a sleek look into a reasonable price point. Our readers typically snagged it when it was $50 off—like it is now.
Get the Polk Audio Signa S2 at Amazon for $149.99
Slicing eggs, cheese, and all kinds of veggies? Easy peazy thanks to this handy and cheap mandoline slicer, which our readers couldn’t get enough of in 2019.
Get the KitchenAid Hand-Held V-Blade Mandoline Slicer at Amazon for $22.99
This fun pizza cutter is easy to use and can help make pizza night seamless. While it isn’t the best pizza cutter we’ve ever tested, we still love out innovative it is. Plus, whenever it went on sale, our readers went nuts for it, too. 
Get the Kitchy Pizza Cutter Wheel at Amazon for $12.95
Wrap yourself in comfort headed into the new year with this incredible comforter, which is actually the best one we ever tested. It’s easy to wash, has a soft microfiber exterior, and frequently went on sale during 2019, so readers really loved it.
Get the Linenspa All-Season White Down Alternative Quilted Comforter at Amazon for $29.99
The Echo Dot is already our favorite affordable smart speaker, but it was also on sale for more than half off during Prime Day and Black Friday. That explains why our readers bought so many. It’s perfect for anyone who wants to dabble in smart tech and has all the great Alexa features that we love like timers, reminders, music, and more.
Get the Echo Dot at Amazon for $24.99
For book lovers, the Kindle Paperwhite made an amazing gift this holiday season, and we absolutely love it year round too, especially whenever it drops in price. It did during Prime Day and Black Friday, and while it’s at full price now, it’s still a totally worthwhile option as a gift for either yourself or as a belated holiday gift.
Get the Kindle Paperwhite at Amazon for $129.99
This clay mask might be most popular face mask that Amazon has to offer. It claims to help cleanse your pores, combat acne, and reduce the appearance of scars, especially when you mix in a bit of apple cider vinegar. More than 25,000 reviewers and our own tester loves it. I tried this stuff out for myself (featured above) and loved the tingling feeling it gave my face—and how glowing it was after.
Get the Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay at Amazon for $12.95 
This audiobook subscription service offers thousands of best-selling books, and best of all, you can listen along anywhere. It dropped in price several times, and was especially a great deal during Prime Day. We’re in the process of reviewing it now, but for time-strapped book lovers, it really is such a great option.
Get Audible for $14.95 per month
This manatee-shaped tea infuser is as cute as it is functional. It’s the best tea infuser we’ve ever tested because tea leaves won’t slip through the holes and its easy to clean. Plus, who doesn’t love a good pun? It was featured in a ton of gift guides this year, so our readers decide to give out a few of these to their loved ones.
Get the Fred Manatea Silicone Tea Infuser at Amazon for $8.49
Need a reliable, affordable cookware set that’ll go the distance and that you won’t feel bad for beating up a little along the way? This 12-piece cookware set from Cuisinart looks nice, works really well, and for our readers, it was clearly a must-have.
Get the Cuisinart MCP-12N Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set at Amazon for $169.99
If you don’t have a Prime membership yet, then you’re missing out. Not only does it give you free 2-day shipping at Amazon, but it also gives you access to Prime Video, extra savings at Whole Foods, and exclusive access to deals on Prime Day, among other perks. Our readers wanted to get in on the action, and got Prime memberships before Prime Day.
Get a Prime membership for $12.99/month or $119/year
Our favorite sleep mask is the best way to relax and block out the light, especially when you really need to relax. We feature it in every deals post whenever it goes on sale because it really is that good, and for anyone who desperately needs to catch a little shut-eye, it’s a thoughtful gift.
Get the Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask at Amazon for $11.95
Zoodles—a.k.a. zuchini noodles—might have been a fad, but I say it’s never too late to hop on the zoodle train. The handheld Veggetti makes it super easy too, which is why we named it the best spiralizer we’ve ever tested. I own one myself and love that it’s super easy to clean, even though it doesn’t work as larger veggies like beets or sweet potatoes. Did I mention it’s only $10?
Get the Ontel Veggetti at Amazon for $9.99
The popularity of this electric carving knife is probably due more to the holidays than to any great deal that ran on it, but that’s totally valid, since we named this electric carving knife one of the best tools to have for Thanksgiving. It’s ergonomically designed, comes with dishwasher-safe removable parts, and has a safety lock button so it won’t turn on while it’s plugged in. Even better? It comes with a blade release button, so it unlocks for easy removal. It’s super convenient for the holidays and honestly, for any big meal that might be coming up.
Get the BLACK+DECKER 9-Inch Electric Carving Knife at Amazon for $17.95
The Ecovacs Deebot N79S is another great robot vacuum that comes with some smart capabilities. It’s one of our favorite smart robot vacuums because it offers great cleaning power at a reasonable price. And not only can you control it from an intuitive app on your phone, but you can also use Alexa connectivity to tell to Deebot to clean, which is the perfect way to take your laziness to the next level.
Get the Ecovacs Deebot N79S at Amazon for $169.99 
This cute little measuring spoon set is a delightful addition to any kitchen, and our readers seemed to concur, since it’s made this list of the top 100 products of the year. Easy to use and store, these little spoons are sure to last for ages, which is another reason why they’re good to have a set of on hand, too.
Get the Cuisipro Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon Set at Amazon for $11.97
Pesky cords are no match for these gear ties. They’ll keep your wired headphones (for us peasants) from getting tangles or keep various wires from getting unseemly. They’re less than $3, which is why our readers picked up a ton of them.
Get the Nite Ize Original Gear Tie at Amazon for $2.49
This year, especially around graduation season, our readers were obsessed with finding the best gift fo recent grads. Some succeeded (and likely hit up our helpful gift guide), while others opted for an easier but still welcome approach: they nabbed these cute gift cards. The graduation cap box it comes in is especially sweet, and recent grads were no doubt thrilled to have a little extra cash on-hand too.
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Baking sheets are essential for roasting veggies, baking cookies, and cooking frozen pizzas, so you’re going to want the best of the best. We love these baker’s sheets from Nordic Ware because they heated evenly in our tests. When it went on sale, this 2-pack was cheaper than a singular sheet, which is why our readers decided to stock up.
Get the Nordic Ware Baker’s Half Sheet (2 Pack) at Amazon for $21.99
If you wanted a smart robot vacuum this year and you waited, chances are you got our favorite affordable smart robot vacuum on sale for a sweet discount just like so many readers did. It sucks up over 10 grams of dust in one go and unlike the 11S models, you’ll be able to control this vacuum with the Eufy app.
Get the eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 30C at Amazon for $191.99
When it comes to kids’ toys these days, it’s all about surprises. That is explains why the Skyrocket Blume Doll was so popular with both parents and kids. These “magic” dolls come packaged in a pot. Simply add water and—poof!—the doll grows before your eyes. Plus, they’re only $10, which made them a great stocking stuffer.
Get the Skyrocket Blume Doll at Amazon for $9.88
These jar grips are a total game-changer for anyone who’s struggled with opening jars before. It doesn’t matter how big the jar is, because this super-cheap set of grips works on jars of all sizes and our readers absolutely adore them.
Get the Prepworks by Progressive Jar Grips at Amazon for $3.46
Parents are always on the lookout for a sippy cup that is made of safe materials for their kids, but will also survive multiple drops on the group. This one from OXO fits the bill and was named our favorite sippy cup. Not only do we love it, but parents swear by it, which is why it was bought over and over again.
Get the OXO Tot Transitions Straw Cup at Amazon for $9.99
AncestryDNA isn’t the only DNA testing service out there: 23andMe is also really popular with our readers and can help you gain interesting insights into your heritage, health features, and more. It dropped in price by quite a lot during the holiday season, and you can still get a kit for a reduced price now, which we highly recommend if you’re eager to try it yourself. 
Get the 23andMe Health + Ancestry Service at Amazon for $129 
People who love binge-watching Disney+, Netflix, Hulu, HBO, and the like want to watch their favorite shows on a screen bigger than their laptop. That’s why so many people purchased the Roku Streaming Stick+. It’s the best affordable streaming device we’ve ever tested because it’s fast and offers full 4K and HDR for the ultimate binge-watching experience, which is much better than paying your cable bill.
Get the Roku Streaming Stick+ at Amazon for $43.99
You can buy some pretty cool things for under $5, like this cast iron skillet from the most respected name in the biz, Lodge. This is ridiculously popular, and at this price point, it’s clear why. This little skillet works really well for eggs and veggie sides.  
Get the Lodge Miniature Skillet, 3.5″, Black at Amazon for $4.99
Sick and tired of buy batteries over and over again? Our readers were, which is why they bought so many of these rechargeable batteries from Panasonic. They’re the best rechargeable batteries we’ve ever tested because they can be juiced up 500 times before they lose the ability to hold a full charge, but last a while before needing to be charged themselves. Overtime, they’re a much more affordable option compared to traditional batteries.
Get the Panasonic Eneloop Pro Rechargeable Batteries at Amazon for $26.30
For anyone who needed a good bread knife, this best-selling option from Mercer was the way to go in 2019, especially since we named it one of the best serrated bread knives of the year. At under $20, our readers really gravitated toward it too, especially during the holiday season.
Get the Mercer Bread Knife at Amazon for $17.73
We’ve all had those really long days that would benefit from ending in a massage. Unfortunately, personal masseuses are expensive, which is why our readers opted for this back and neck massager from Zyllion instead. It has more than 10,000 reviews on Amazon, so many people swear by it for daily relaxation.
Get the Zyllion Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager at Amazon for $49.95
Anyone who’s hosted parties recently knows that ice-breakers are tough to come by, but board games like this can really do the trick. Codenames is insanely popular, especially on Amazon where it has over 3,000 reviews and a perfect 5-star rating.
Get Czech Games Codenames at Amazon for $14.88
Air frying was definitely the hottest cooking trend of 2019. I mean, who doesn’t want to enjoy their favorite fried food like wings, french fries, ect. while still claiming they’re being “healthy.” The Philips Airfryer XXL is the best air fryer we’ve ever tested and became our readers go-to for its huge capacity and excellent performance.
Get the Philips Airfryer XXL at Amazon for $199.95 
Say hello to the Cadillac of dish racks. This mega rack comes with two different style drainboards, a microfiber mat, three separate cup holder attachments, a cutting board, and all the swank you could possibly ever hope for from a dish rack. Readers clearly wanted to take their dish rack game to the next level with this one, and presto, they got it. 
Get the PremiumRacks Professional Dish Rack at Amazon for $59.99
Readers who bought an essential oil diffuser (see No. 4) needed some essential oils to run in it. Many loved this set from Pure Aroma, which features six different incredible scents: eucalyptus, lavender, lemon grass, orange, peppermint, tea tree. At just $10, it’s a great essential oil starter pack.
Get the Pure Aroma Essential Oils at Amazon for $9.99
Is it the most exciting purchase you’ll ever make? Nope. Is it insanely practical and useful? You betcha. And our readers seemed to agree, since they leapt at the chance to buy these Anker surge protectors whenever they went on sale, which was often throughout 2019. One thing’s for sure: you’ll never really regret buying a good surge protector, since it’ll last you forever, too.
Get the Anker Power Strip Surge Protector at Amazon for $28.99
Adults like coloring, too, especially when its with a hilarious coloring book. “Calm the F*ck Down” was a huge hit in gift guides this year as it’s a way to relieve a little stress by coloring the things you can’t say aloud. It has nearly 2,500 reviews on Amazon, so we’re not alone in recommending this cheeky adult coloring book.
Get the Calm the F*ck Down Coloring Book at Amazon for $4.99
Plastic straws are bad for the environment, but thanks to these glass straws (which are still one of our favorites), you can still sip without any guilt. More than 2,000 people rave about these BPA-free straws, which have a 5-star rating on Amazon, and say they’re long enough to fit almost every size cup and for being very durable (they’re made from the same thick glass as Pyrex).
Get the Hummingbird Glass Straws (Set of 4) at Amazon for $19.99
Remembering whether or not your closed your garage door or not is a common new age problem—or at least it is for our readers apparently. That’s why they decided to try this smart garage door open when it went on sale, so they can control their door from their phone We haven’t tested this smart device yet, but it’s got over 4,000 reviews and people say it’s vey easy to install on your existing system. Plus, it works with all major garage door openers made after 1993 as long as they have standard safety sensors, so you can be pretty confident it’ll work with yours too.
Get the Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener for $28.74 
Once you have a French press, chances are you’ll probably be stuck wondering what took you so long to try one out at last for yourself. This one is a fave of ours, so naturally we follow whenever it drops in price. It’s presence on this list is because our readers were zealous to give it a whirl, and while it’s a little more expensive than the much-known Bodum (which I own), it’s worthwhile for a coffee lover, especially as a. present, too.
Get the SterlingPro French Press Coffee Maker at Amazon for $35.98
Our readers probably did a lot of car travel this year—or else why would they buy so many of these Roav car chargers. It has three USB ports and fast charging capabilities, so you can juice up multiple devices at once. Trust us, you don’t want to be on a long car ride with a dead phone.
Get the Anker Roav SmartCharge Halo at Amazon for $19.99
We all hate doing our taxes, obviously. But hey, this TurboTax software takes some of the hassle out of it, and who doesn’t love that? As an avid TurboTax user for several years now, I love that it helps guide me through an otherwise extremely complicated process, and helps me get the maximum refund possible. This dropped in price a bit during tax season, so it’s no surprise our readers were so gung-ho for it. Turns out, you can get the 2019 software for a discounted price already too.
Get the TurboTax Tax Software Deluxe + State 2019 at Amazon for $39.88
There are toasters and then there’s the Breville Smart Toaster. It’s the best toaster we’ve ever tested and we’re obsessed with it (if you can believe you can be obsessed with a toaster). There are intuitive buttons rather than a lever and it perfected toasted our toast. Clearly, our readers wanted to get that bread (and toast it), so they picked one up for themselves.
Get the Breville Die-Cast 2-Slice Smart Toaster at Amazon for $124.13
This was one of the biggest sellers during Cyber Monday, which is when readers seemed to buy the most of them. It was already a solid robot vacuum with incredible suction, and it’s still at its discounted rate, so it’s worth considering if you’re still in the market for a solid mid-tier robot vacuum.
Get the iRobot Roomba 675 Robot Vacuum at Amazon for $199.99
If you still want a portable library, but don’t want to spend money on the Paperwhite, the base model Kindle is still a great option—and our readers agree. In our tests, we liked that it has been updated with display lighting. It only has 4GB, which is good for the light reader on-the-go.
Get the Kindle at Amazon for $69.99
Your keyboard is absolutely disgusting—caked with dust, chip dust, the works. This sticky goo, which we tested earlier this year, does an excellent job of cleaning the surface of keyboards, plus other stuff. It’s also fun to use, like Gak for adults, which might be why our readers dug it so much.
Get the ColorCoral Keyboard Cleaner Universal Cleaning Gel at Amazon for $7.99
Our readers like to bring the heat, which is why they were so drawn to this hot sauce set that was featured in a number of gift guides. It comes seven different flavors of hot sauce, ranging from mild to very hot. Unlike other hot sauce packs, the goal here is to offer a great taste to go along with the heat—not just a flavorless trip up the Scoville scale. 
Get The Good Hurt Fuego Hot Sauce Sampler Pack on Amazon for $34.99
Ever since I started using these weird but brilliant body cloths, I’ve noticed a marked difference in my skin’s softness. They’re odd at first, since they’re meant to exfoliate and as such, are pretty rough to the touch. But with nearly 2,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, this three-pack of Japanese cloths is worth checking out (and our readers clearly agreed). 
Get the Salux Nylon Japanese Beauty Skin Bath Wash Cloths (Pack of 3) at Amazon for $11
Shampooing is so much better when you can massage your scalp at the same time. This brush gives that oh-so-wonderful tingling sensation when someone rubs your head while exfoliating. It has nearly 5,000 reviews on Amazon and 4.4-rating, with some reviewers claiming its helped with dandruff. Our readers decided to give it a spin in their shower as well.
Get the Maxsoft Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush at Amazon for $7.98
These five colorful, reusable bags are made from BPA-free PEVA material and are awesome for storing leftovers, snacks, and more, which is likely a big reason why readers bought so many of them in 2019.
Get the rezip Lay-Flat Lunch Leakproof Reusable Storage Bag (pack of 5) at Amazon for $19.99
Your shower curtain is grosser than you think and is basically a cesspool for mold and bacteria. That’s probably why this year some of our readers decided to switch to this shower curtain liner that is made of non-toxic, chlorine-free PEVA material, which is specially treated to prevent mold and bacteria from growing. It has more than 17,000 reviews and a 4.6-star rating on Amazon, and people love that they can feel clean when they shower and that this liner is relatively affordable.
Get the LiBa Mildew Resistant Antimicrobial Shower Curtain Liner at Amazon for $9.99 
For anyone with pets, this version of the much-celebrated Eufy robot vacuum gets high marks, especially from our reviewers. It has a special filter for pet fur, plus plenty of suction power and it’s entirely self-charging. In short, it’s a win, especially if you have medium-pile carpets.
Get the eufy RoboVac 11+ at Amazon for $218
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