We're always shopping here at What's The Best, whether it's for research purposes or just because we can't resist a great discount. But if your pay packet is burning a hole in your pocket, or if you're stuck for ideas of what to buy people for birthdays, then consider us your personal shoppers and this, your ready-made wishlist.
Amazon used to just be the place to go to buy books and CDs (back in the day), but now you can quite literally buy pretty much anything on the site. We've challenged ourselves and the only thing we can think of that you can't buy on Amazon is an actual house.
Quite simply, here are our favourite things we've bought on Amazon in May that we think you'll love.
Amazon Buys From The What's The Best Team
1. StoneStream Shower Head Eco Power
Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Jade Moscrop: “I’m a northerner in the south, and the hard water hasn't been great for my hair and skin. If you know you know. After looking into filtering shower heads, I decided to give this one a go. Not only does it look really cool, but it's also already made a difference after just a couple of uses. Dry skin and scalp, be gone!”
2. Pimm's Original No 1 Cup, 1L
Group Commercial Content Editor, Sophie Knight: "It's nearly summer, the Jubilee long weekend is coming, so I didn't need any further excuses to buy a massive bottle of Pimm's. It's not a Jubilee without a glass of this in my hand, and being able to order it from Amazon meant I didn't even have to run around the supermarkets looking for a bottle."
3. Temposhade (6-Pack), Black
Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Natalie Corner: “After moving into a new place I haven’t been able to decide on blinds or curtains, but as the days are getting lighter earlier and the street lights are bothering me I really needed a quick fix solution. I read our article on best blackout blinds and picked up these Temposhades which have been a total lifesaver.”
4. 26JPN Cherry Blossom Air Freshener 500ml
Commercial Content Writer, Ryan Gilmore: "I detest most air fresheners, they smell cheap and linger in the air heavily. However, I'll make an exception for this water-based air freshener from 26JPN. While it's designed primarily for car use, I've been using it around the home and it's such a refreshing product. It's light, not overpowering and can be diluted to help it last even longer. The cherry scent also manages to smell natural, no easy feat. Satsuma and candy floss scents are also available."
5. Zonte Seed Sprouting Jar Kit
Commercial Content Writer, Ellen Kinsey: "Micro-greens are incredibly good for you, but buying sprouts from the health shop can add up pretty quickly. I didn't realise how easy it was to sprout your own seeds at home - now I am never going back. This kit has everything you need to start sprouting. All you need is water and your choice of seeds, legumes or grains you wish to sprout. I got a good range of them here."
6. MALACASA, Series Sweet.Time, 14.5" 3 Tier Cake Stands
Group Commercial Content Editor, Sophie Knight: "We're having a tea party in our front garden for the Jubilee so I needed a good, fancy cake stand, and I loved this one for its different shape and pastel colours. It seemed suitably royal for the celebrations, and my children will love picking a special cupcake from the top."
7. Beast Gear Weight Lifting Straps
Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Natalie Corner: “I’ve started to progress to heavier weights at the gym after getting back into lifting but my grip gets pretty weak quite quickly, so I looked up ways to help and spotted these wrist straps with over 6,000 ratings on Amazon. Although they seem to be for people with bigger hands (men) they still work for me and give me the extra support to achieve a PB when it comes to deadlifting!”
8. ADORIC Digital Kitchen Scales
Digital Business Development Director, Stuart Adam: "Our previous scales were getting pretty old and eating those little flat button batteries which aren't very environmentally friendly or cheap to replace. We use rechargeable batteries in our house so scales that took AAA batteries seemed a better option. Really impressed with these scales for the price, easy to use, a clear screen, all the weights and measures you need, and they appear to be super accurate."
9. 2PCS Squeegee, Multi-Purpose Shower Glass Rubber Squeegee
Group Commercial Content Editor, Sophie Knight: "Since moving into our house, the shower screen in our en-suite has never looked its best, despite all my attempts at hacks courtesy of Mrs Hinch et al. White vinegar, bicarb, lemon juice… nothing beats a good squeegee and I happily found this pack of two this month. They’re a simple purchase but make such a difference, and now it’s a fun addition to my morning shower routine - I imagine I’m cleaning the windows of The Shard or something. Good value and does the job - what more do you want from a squeegee?"
10. Display4top Professional Watercolour Pencils
Commercial Content Writer, Samantha Price "On a whim, I decided to get myself some watercolour pencils to pass the time in the garden on a hot day. I also bought the Artway Studio Spiral Bound Sketchbook and some Sketching Pencils. The watercolour pencils are a good no mess alternative to paints, come in a gorgeous carry case with a print that I love and have such a great range of colours. Not to mention, it came with a free copy of Secret Garden by Johanna Basford for colouring in.”
11. MYGEL by Mylee Gel Nail Polish Quad Colour Set
Commercial Content Writer, Caitlin Casey: "Out with the old and in with the new! I can't help myself but splash out on some new nail polishes this month because nobody wants to be wearing boring dark colours when the sun comes out. Grab a nail lamp, and some funky designs and you'll be having the most envious nails in the new season. Who needs to go to the nail salon when you have these?"
12. KNITPRO KP10941 Ball Winder-Assortment Product White
Group Commercial Content Editor, Adam Binnie: "I bought this for my wife to help take some of the faff out of her favourite hobby. She has knitted hundreds of things for me and the kids so £25 might sound expensive, but in reality, it's a small investment, and two of our crafty friends confirmed it's better than the cheaper options. Basically, it turns loose wool into an easy-to-knit-with 'cake', in no time at all, simply by turning the handle. I'm already trying to work out whether I can put a motor in it."
13. Xbox Series S
Deputy Commercial Content Editor, Will Lobley: "I’ve done the unthinkable: I’ve sold my hard-to-get PS5 and purchased an Xbox Series S (you can read my reasons in detail here). My time with the Series S has been nothing short of excellent - the Game Pass library has me blasting through some excellent indie titles like Tunic and The Pedestrian, and ticking off some blockbusters, including the whacky Psychonauts 2 and acclaimed Hitman trilogy. To be honest, it’s hard to see how a more expensive console could deliver anything better."
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