As I was bagging my own Walmart groceries today, I thought, “I should’ve done this online…” That happens to be a common thought when it comes to shopping these days. In our ever-changing world, where most households heed one or two exhausted working parents, online shopping is a no-brainer. It’s easier, almost effortless, and maybe a little dangerous to spontaneous spenders.
I’ll be the first to admit it; I hate in-person shopping. I buy almost everything online. Amazon is my hero when I’m looking for something specific. I want good prices, quick shipping, and excellent reviews.
Here are my top purchases of 2022. Stay tuned for the end of this post, where I share some additions from our contributors.
1. imPRESS press-on nails
I don’t get my nails done often because it’s pricey and time consuming, BUT there are times when I need a beautiful manicure on the spot. These nails are stunning, and if applied correctly, they stay on all night!
2. Garlic olive oil
This is a kitchen staple. It’s the perfect garlic flavor without worrying about burning the garlic.
3. High-waisted period underwear
You can thank me later. I used to think period underwear was gross. My eyes have been opened! Not only are these so comfortable and soft, but they are the perfect safety net. I have many pairs of these and they are leak-proof — definitely gets me through the toughest days. (They are true to size!)
4. Pancake batter dispenser
My son is dairy and gluten free, so I make pancakes from scratch every other day. This batter dispenser gives me perfect, no-mess pancakes every time. I don’t know how I ever made pancakes without it (and no, it’s not hard to clean!)
5. Bluetooth tumbler
Parents, teachers…whoever you are: I’m telling you, you need this! Whether it’s busting out some tunes at recess or reading to my kids with the Novel Effect app, I feel like I’m ALWAYS using this cup. It’s a must have!
6. Sleep headphones
Speaking of bluetooth, these are perfect for resting. I love to put in some white noise (or a murder podcast) and fall into a calm, peaceful sleep with these on.
7. This maxi dress
This dress is breathable, comfortable, has deep pockets, and you can dress it up or down. It’s the perfect summer dress to throw on and go! PS: It comes in over 30 colors/patterns!
8. This knee-length dress
Here’s one that’s a little more playful. It’s another favorite of mine with deep pockets, modest coverage, and so comfortable. This one also comes in a ton of fun patterns and colors.
9. A budget binder
This tiny binder has a ton of stickers, clip-in pages, money zipper pouches, and resources for keeping track of funds. We’ve used this for trips, and now my nine-year-old has one to practice saving with.
10. Indoor bug zapper
Y’all, they are coming. I can’t wait to zap all the mosquitos in my house. It’s so satisfying. Leave this plugged in at night, and in the morning, you’ll find all kinds of nasty bugs. Ours traps mosquitos, fruit flies, and occasionally regular flies (we live on a farm — they’re everywhere!) PS: Buy this for your camper — you can thank me later!