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The Top 45 Items Our Readers Have Bought on Amazon So Far This Year

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Things You're Loving Right Now

While browsing Amazon, do you ever wonder what everyone else is buying? We took a look at the products that have been ordered the most by Cheapism readers this year to find out what's so popular. Some items, like digital infrared thermometers and food storage containers, are top sellers month after month. Other products, such as spooky Halloween-themed face masks and underdoor draft stoppers, are definitely seasonal buys.

Prices and availability are subject to change. Some items may only be available from third-party sellers.

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Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk
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Flexispot Height Adjustable Standing Desk

$100 and up
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There are numerous convertible desk risers sold on Amazon, and many of them get equally decent user reviews. This one has an adjustable, removable keyboard tray, and the whole structure can be raised nearly 18 inches from desk height. It's available in two colors and four widths from 28 inches to 42 inches.

Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo
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Paul Mitchell Original Awapuhi Shampoo

$10
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A favorite of celebrity stylists and Cheapism readers alike, this Paul Mitchell shampoo contains awapuhi, which is from the ginger family. Users say the shampoo cleans oily hair without stripping essential oil from the scalp and leaves behind a brilliant shine.

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iHealth No-Touch Forehead Thermometer
Amazon
 Halloween Themed Terror Printing
Amazon
Suptikes Door Draft Stopper
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Suptikes Door Draft Stopper

$10
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Put a stop to under-door drafts, light leaks, dust, and bugs with this silicone, adhesive-backed rubber strip. It measures 39 inches long, can be trimmed with scissors, and is available in four colors.

Theragun Vibrating Massage Gun
Amazon
Profanity Book Generator
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Profanity Generator Book

$10
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You'll never be at a loss for words the next time you're sputtering with rage. This notebook lets you mix and match curses when standard profanity just won't do.

Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls
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Ecoigy Wool Dryer Balls

$9 
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Pop one, two, or even three of these in the dryer along with a load of laundry and you'll never go back to using fabric softener sheets again. That's the enthusiastic consensus from buyers on Amazon, who praise this set of six New Zealand-made wool dryer balls as a scent-free, organic alternative to chemical dryer sheets.

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Bob Ross Bobblehead
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Bob Ross Bobblehead

$7
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If you or someone you know loves painting happy clouds and pretty little trees, then this Bob Ross bobblehead gift set is for you. The talking figurine contains 10 recorded catchphrases comes with and a flip book of Ross' best paintings.

The Original BenShot Shot Glass
Amazon
Thermacell Patio Shield Mosquito Repellent
Amazon
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
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Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion

$7
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With its combination of colloidal oatmeal and dimethicone, non-greasy formula, staying power, and low price per ounce, Aveeno wins hands down.

TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager Roller
Amazon
Avater HD Webcam
Amazon
Rubbermaid Brilliance 20-Piece Food Storage Set
Amazon
ThermoPro TP03 Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer
Amazon
Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip
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Anker PowerPort Cube USB Power Strip

$20 and up
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Talk about multitasking: This grounded PowerPort Cube has three high-speed USB ports and three multi-prong electrical outlets, a 5-foot cord, and an adhesive pad so you can stick it underneath a desk and keep cables out of the way. Nice to know: It's only about as big as a tennis ball.

Kensizer Soil Tester
Amazon
Smead Cascading Wall Organizer
Amazon
Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
Amazon
Bluapple Produce Freshness Saver Balls
Amazon
First 100 Words
Amazon
RAK Magnetic Wristband
Amazon
Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub
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Sabrent 4-Port USB 2.0 Hub

$8
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The USB port has proven to be a remarkably durable piece of computer hardware, despite the best efforts of companies like Apple and Google to abolish it. Connect thumb drives, external hard drives, keyboards, and anything else with a USB connection to your computer and plug in to productivity.

EcoNour Car Windshield Sun Shade
Amazon
Animal Paw-print Socks
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Animal Paw-Print Socks

$8-$11
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Let your inner animal out with these socks, printed with images of animal paws. Choose from seven different critters, including dogs, polar bears, and more.

No-mes Nail Clippers
Amazon

Original No-mes Nail Clipper

$15
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Just because you’ve been staying at home for weeks and weeks doesn’t mean you should let good grooming fall by the wayside. These nail clippers are a snap to use, owners say, and they’re made in America, too.

Cowin E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones B077YG22Y9
Amazon
Prosource Fit Acupressure Mat and Pillow
Amazon
Emergency Weather Solar Crank AM/FM NOAA Radio with Portable 2000mAh Power Bank
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Emergency Weather Solar Crank Radio with Power Bank

$30
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Whether you're preparing for summer storm season or just prepping, this AM/FM/weather band radio will keep you informed and illuminated (and keep your phone charged, too) when disaster strikes and the power goes out. It's solar powered, and you can also charge it manually with the hand crank. 

Colossal Foot Rasp Foot File and Callus Remover
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Colossal Foot Rasp

$9
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Can't get to the salon for a pedicure? No problem. This stainless-steel rasp will help you keep you feet smooth and callus-free, and a travel pouch is included.

Nite Ize Original GearTie, 4 ct.
Amazon
Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets
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Bottle Bright Cleaning Tablets

$8
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Keeping those reusable water bottles clean on the inside can be a challenge if you're using a sponge or scrubber brush. Instead of scrubbing, just drop one of these biodegradable tablets in your container, add water, and let it fizz the stains away.

SeaKlear Swimming Pool Winterizer Pill
Amazon
Cute Face Mask With Replaceable PM2.5 Activated Carbon Mask
Amazon
Sunprint Kit
Amazon
Where the Crawdads Sing
Amazon
Bagsmart Electronic Organizer Travel Universal Cable Organizer
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Bagsmart Electronic Organizer Travel Universal Cable Organizer

$15
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Keep your electronics components tidy when you travel. This zippered pouch has seven elastic bands and eight secured mesh pockets to stash phone and laptop chargers, power cords, earbuds, as well as slots for storing SIM cards.

Oath of Enlistment Custom Wood Block Sign
Amazon
Donald Trump Talking Pen
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Donald Trump Talking Pen

$13
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Give his head a press, and The Donald will utter one of eight totally Trumpian phrases ("Look – I'm REALLY rich." is our favorite ... )

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Warm White Patio Umbrella
Amazon
Digital Retirement Countdown Timer
Amazon
Blah Button
Amazon

Blah Button

$12
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If they still don't get the hint, just hit the Blah Button and it will say exactly what's on your mind: "Blah, blah, blah." The battery operated button says "blah" 12 ways, including fast, slow, and in different voices.

Hedgehog Succulent Planter Set
Amazon
Earth Rated Dog Poop Bags
Amazon
Amazon Fresh Logo
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What Else People Are Buying?

People are still doing their grocery shopping from home, ordering everything from onions to pasta sauce. Prime members can get free grocery delivery from Amazon Fresh, which carries the usual grocery stuff like produce, meats, and pantry staples, plus beer and wine, personal-care, and household items. You'll also find many items from Amazon subsidiary Whole Foods' 365 Everyday Value line.