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The Top Items Our Readers Have Bought on Amazon This Holiday Season

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'Tis the Season to Shop

It's no secret that Cheapism readers love shopping on Amazon, particularly during the holidays. To find out what is most popular, we took a look at what they've been buying since the shopping season kicked off with early Black Friday sales. Read on for a closer look at the most popular products so far this holiday season.


Prices and availability are subject to change.


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Burt's Bees Essentials Gift Set
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RAK Magnetic Wristband
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PlayMonster Original Wooly Willy
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Wooly Willy

$6
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Cheapism readers love a good gag gift. First made in 1955, this simple but classic toy uses a magnetic wand to move metal filings like hair follicles around a bald cartoon face. Even after inspiring several knockoffs, Wooly Willy survives as a toy because it's creative, entertaining from a young age, and still wonderfully cheap.


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Mr. Coffee Mug Warmer
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ThinkFun Gravity Maze

$30
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This isn't just another marble run — it's a logic game that helps build critical thinking and spatial awareness as kids figure out how to build a path for their marble to get to a certain target. Best for kids 8 and older, it comes with 60 challenges suitable for beginners on up to experts. 


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Office Mood Cards
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Oxo Good Grips Sweep & Swipe Laptop Cleaner
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Electronic Tire-Pressure Gauge
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Original Metal Slinky
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Original Metal Slinky

$3
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There are dozens of colorful or themed variations such as the Slinky Dog, but even the simple (and cheap) steel original is good for hours of idle entertainment. Even better? Slinkys are among the shrinking number of toys still made in America.


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Black and Decker Cordless Screwdriver
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The Ultimate RV Logbook
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The Ultimate RV Logbook

$10
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This handsome book allows RVers to catalog their memories and make notes of things they liked — or didn't — about specific campgrounds. Were the bathrooms dirty? Did the camp store have tons of good stuff? Travelers can jot it all down. There's also a maintenance log section in the back.


Related: Gifts for RV Owners That'll Put 'Em on the Road in Style

Badger Lip Balm
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WTF Notepad
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WTF Notepad

$7
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This notepad is great for that coworker who would rather just leave a grouchy message than argue. The WTF notepad offers plenty of prickly options such as "WTF were you thinking?" and "WTF is wrong with you?" and the notes can be applied to any situation they find annoying.


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Zippo Black Hand Warmer
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Pictionary Air
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Pictionary Air

$20
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A classic game gets a modern twist with Pictionary Air. They can draw "pictures" in the air with the special pen, and they'll appear on a smart device or connected TV. They can even save their greatest hits by recording performances in the Pictionary Air app. Find it at Walmart for less if you can find it at all — it's one of the hottest games this holiday season.


Related: 10 Awesomely Cheap Games for Family Game Night

Soundbot Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker
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Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener
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Oster Cordless Electric Wine Opener

$20 

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When push comes to shove, wouldn’t you rather enjoy that vino as soon as possible? This bestselling wine opener makes popping those corks a breeze, even for those who may have arthritis or other conditions.


Related: Unique Gift Ideas For Women Who Love Wine

Swearing Is Good For You Book
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'Swearing Is Good for You' Book

$8

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Directly contradicting the concept that swearing is a sign of "a stunted vocabulary or a limited intellect," author Emma Byrne takes a scientific look in this book at how profanity can actually have "surprising benefits." 


Related: Gifts for the Lovable Lady Pottymouth in Your Life

Apple Airpods Pro
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Melissa & Doug Scratch Art Box of Rainbow Mini Notes

$10
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Scratch art is an endless beautiful surprise! Melissa & Doug have created another wholesome creative toy with 125 notes kids can “write” with a wooden stylus, revealing a rainbow of color underneath. Not even the artist knows what the final picture will look like, which is a lot of the fun of scratch art.


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Sunprint Kit
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Dogs Catching Treats Jigsaw Puzzle
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Nut-Shaped Portable Mini Speaker
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Airplane Pockets Tray Table Cover
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Green Toys Mini Vehicles
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HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa
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HoMedics Bubble Mate Foot Spa

$25
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Here's the ultimate indulgence for someone who's on their feet a lot. They can even adjust the temperature with their toes, and a splash guard helps keep floors dry. A removable pumice stone is included with this HoMedics foot spa for additional pampering.

Big Red Rooster 6-Sound White Noise Machine
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Big Red Rooster 6-Sound White Noise Machine

$25

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Nothing promotes self-care more than a sound night's sleep, and this well-rated sound machine can help make that happen. It includes six sounds: rain, brook, thunder, white noise, ocean, and summer night. Can be powered by an included AC adapter or batteries and also features an auto-off timer function. 


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Codenames
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Czech Games Codenames

$11 
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A simple, fast, fun game for two to eight players, Codenames teams up spymasters and agents who use one-word clues to guess their allies and avoid their enemies. And there's an assassin lurking to torpedo the whole game.

Lighted Beanie Cap
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