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

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

hand holding electric lighter over candle

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.

*Note that these Amazon prices are accurate at the time of posting.


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


1. Lina convinced me to buy this under $50 duvet set with a convenient zipper closure for my boys’ room. 

hand holding zippered edge of checked duvet

JELLYMONI Striped Duvet Cover Set – $38.99+

*Arrives after Christmas.

Since my boys are both getting bed makeovers for their “need” gift this Christmas, I scooped up two of these duvet sets in the checked charcoal for their room. While I still have yet to gift it to them, I’ve already washed them and am really happy with the quality of the material and love the zipper closure. The fabric feels thick and comes out of the dryer with very minimal or no ironing needed.

Best of all, the reason they’ve been wanting new bedding is that they’re always so hot and I can tell the fabric on these will feel nice and cool compared to the Minky comforter they have now!

Check out how Lina’s duvet looks in her son’s room!

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! 👏🏻

Hip Tip: Need a duvet insert to go with this item? I scooped up this down-alternative comforter which is under $40, made of Standard 100 Certified OEKO-TEX material (aka non-toxic) and has convenient corner tabs.


2. I was also convinced to buy two of these electric rechargeable lighters. 

hand holding an electric lighter over candle

Electric Rechargeable Lighter – $11.69 (regularly $16.99) 

*Arrives after Christmas.

My Hip sidekick, Rachel, shared this game-changing electric lighter which can be endlessly recharged and the neck is even bendable to it can reach all of your candle wicks with ease! 🤩 I loved the concept so much that I bought two – one for myself and one to gift with a candle for Christmas. I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use one of these!

Want an even more affordable option?

hand holding a rechargeable lighter over holiday candle centerpiece

Ronxs Electric Lighter – $8.49

*Arrives after Christmas.

My Hip sidekick, Emily, scooped up SIX of these electric lighter since it was the cheapest option she could find at under $10! She said she’ll be keeping one for herself and gifting the rest with some candles she scored on sale during Bath & Body Works Candle Day sale.


3. Rachel bought this space-saving compression sack for her upcoming trip in January. 

compression sacks with sleeping bags and clothes sitting on wood floor

Frelaxy Compression Sack$12.99-$19.99

*Arrives after Christmas.

Rachel was quick to scoop up this bag after seeing what it was capable of holding in a TikTok video. Since she has an upcoming trip in January, she’s hopeful this much more affordable alternative will keep her from needing to pay to check a bag. This compression bag would even be perfect for anyone who goes camping, hiking, or backpacking. 🙌🏼


4. Lina scooped up these trendy holiday bells that she’ll love for years to come. 

hand holding gold bells on rope

Harmony Vintage Bells, Set of 3 – $25 (regularly $28) 

*Arrives after Christmas.

Although these bells won’t arrive in time to have them on display for this Christmas, they’re the best things to buy on Amazon if you’re looking for these oh-so-trendy bells to add to your decor next year. Lina said they’re even more beautiful in person and would look good on a shelf, wreath, or hanging from your stockings.


5. Lina also loves her new Amazon Essentials sweatpants and already bought a second pair. 

woman wearing black sweatpants standing in front of christmas tree

Amazon Essentials French Terry Fleece Sweatpant$10.90+ (regularly $19.90)

*Arrives after Christmas.

Lina couldn’t believe the price she scored on these comfy sweats! Although she was unsure about them initially she said they ended up being the perfect lounge pants, are very soft, warm, and have great pockets.

hand holding dark gray sweatpants on bed

More than anything she loves the shape and has become a new favorite – so much so she already bought another color!


6. Erica bought two new Christmas inflatables that are not only adorable but super affordable too.

inflatable gingerbread man in hot cocoa mug

Inflatable 6-Foot Hot Cocoa Gingerbread Man – $29.99 (regularly $69.99)

*Arrives after Christmas.

Winter Wonder Lane 8-Foot Elf$33.44 (regularly $46.47)

*Arrives after Christmas.

These are the best things to buy on Amazon if you’re looking to add a huge inflatable to your yard! Erica loves these festive yard decorations she just scooped up off Amazon and said her kids are loving them! She can’t wait to use them for many more years to come.


7. Emily is gifting this propagation stand to her secret Santa giftee who loves plants.

propagation wood stand with pothos clippings in glass jars

Solid Wood Propagation Stand – $29.99

*Arrives after Christmas.

When Emily ended up with her friend who has a green thumb for her Secret Santa gift exchange, she couldn’t think of a more fitting gift! To make this propagation stand even more personal she’s planning to include some clippings from her favorite pothos plant at home. How sweet! 


8. Emily also bought this foam roller for her boyfriend who’s always complaining about a sore back. 

foam roller on orange yoga mat

Chirp Wheel Foam Roller – $49.99 (regularly $54.99) 

*Arrives after Christmas.

Emily said her boyfriend is constantly rolling his back on a regular foam roller and complaining that it’s sore so she’s excited to gift this new Chirp wheel to see if it makes an improvement. It’s made specifically for deep tissue massage for backs and comes in various sizes to suit your needs. She said she’ll report back after the holidays to let you know if the over 11,000 5-star ratings live up to all the hype. 😏


9. Jenna bought this Play-Doh pack to make ornaments with. 

boy sitting at table playing with play doh set

Play-Doh Ultimate Color Collection 65-Pack$20.49 (regularly $21.99)

While this pack of Play-Doh would certainly be an amazing gift on its own, my Hip sidekick Jenna is using them to make some thoughtful ornaments with her kids to gift this year! Included is a variety of 65 colors from classic rainbow colors to sparkly ones, confetti and so much more!


10. Ani bought these dress shoes for her boys and all the holiday festivities they have coming up.

black dress shoes on deer stags shoe box

Deer Stags Kid’s Ballard Dress Comfort Bootie$34.80 (regularly $50)

*Arrives after Christmas.

If your young kiddo is in need of some formal shoes, these are the best thing to buy on Amazon and will be a staple in their closet. They come in black and 3 different shades of brown. While they won’t arrive in time for Christmas dinner, they’re a shoe that would be perfect any time of year!

Ani also grabbed this tie that’s a cinch to put on!

hand holding black tie on wood floor

Alizeal Boys Skinny Necktie – $7.59 (regularly $9.99) 

*Arrives after Christmas.

Consider adding this black tie to your order if you need to complete your little one’s formal outfit. Ani said they’re practical and very easy for kids to put on thanks to the innovative zipper.


11. Nicole grabbed this electric fireplace to cozy up her living room for the winter. 

corner electric fireplace with tv on top

Ameriwood Home Overland Electric Corner Fireplace$234.12 (regularly $489)

*Arrives after Christmas.

Nicole and her family are loving this new electric fireplace! She said the assembly was fairly easy and her husband was able to do it himself in under 2 hours. She also loves the handy remote it came with and most of all how it makes their living room feel so cozy! This electric fireplace can accommodate up to a 50” TV and will look great in any corner!


Still need gifts for Christmas? You can grab these last minute gift ideas as late as Christmas Eve!

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