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For many of us, Amazon Prime is like our window into the world. It's almost like the most reliable friend we have — we can order something on a Monday and know with near certainty that it will arrive by Thursday. Because Amazon Prime can offer you pretty much anything you're looking for, it's no surprise that it has a cult following. Those of us who frequently use Prime will definitely say that it's a bit of a cult, there have definitely been times where we've ordered things we don't actually need just because they exist. But sometimes the temptation is just too strong; it's the lure of free two-day shipping.
The products that are most popular on Amazon Prime have large followings for a reason. More often than not it's because of the hundreds or thousands of reviews. Positive reviews can be a make or break for just about anything when you're shopping online. Seeing a product with thousands of reviews, especially when they're largely positive, ensures that you're getting something amazing. Amazon Prime is known for really bumping up the popularity of a product. Where would Instant Pot be without everyone raving about it on Amazon Prime? While there are literally hundreds of products on Amazon Prime with a cult like following, these are some of the biggest and best.
Weighted blankets have gathered quite a cult following in the last year. And for good reason -- they're kind of amazing. If you have trouble sleeping because of stress, or insomnia to name a few, then this is definitely something you should look into. A weighted blanket provides a certain level of comfort while you're in bed, which will help you sleep better. A good quality weighted blanket is a little pricey, but it is totally worth it. This one has over 1,000 reviews and a 75 percent five star rating, so it's safe to say it comes highly recommended.
"I sleep so sound, it has really reduced the times I awake during the night." - Stefanie S. DeBolt
Get this one for $106
Party games can usually be hit or miss, but when they work, it really changes the mood of the party. Be it a holiday party or just a Friday night, finding a good party game is important. What Do You Meme? is fun because it's taps into one of the biggest parts of current culture. How many people do you know that aren't at least a little aware of what a meme is? This game with over 4,500 reviews and a 75 percent five star rating. is definitely for grown ups, and you may not want to play it with grandma, but it's still insures a hilarious evening ahead.
"This game is so much fun. You’ll be laughing all night. So far have had successful and fun game nights." -- Lboogie
Get it for $30
This cute little speaker is a hugely popular Amazon product. And this new version has better sound and a new fabric design. It has over 3,700 reviews and is a bestseller in electronics. You can hook it up to your music streaming services (Apple Music is coming soon) but there are so many uses. Connect it to Alexa or to your smart home for ease in getting things done, or send messages or make phone calls hands-free. Clearly, you need one of these in your house. And right now, Amazon is running a promo, so you can get it an save 40 percent!
"So many features, I find new ways to use it everyday!" -- Chris
The Instant Pot has been a game changer since we first heard about it. How many products out there can do what it does? Sure, there's the Crock Pot, but can you steam rice, make pulled pork and make yogurt in a crock pot? Don't think so! With six different functions and probably a hundred different uses, it's easy to see why it's become an Amazon Prime darling. With almost 29,000 reviews and 82 percent five star rating, it's safe to say it's reached cult following, and for good reason.
"Greatest kitchen appliance ever! Use it so much I bought a second one! " HR Squared
Get it for $70
If you meet someone who says they like to vacuum, be suspicious. They're either lying to you, or they have a secret. And the secret is probably that they have a Roomba. No one would mind having to vacuum if all they need to do is turn it on and let it loose. Being able to just turn on an appliance and have it clean for you is pretty much the dream. And admit it, the idea of turning it on at night and waking up to a clean rug or carpet is appealing. With over 2,100 reviews, it's easy to see why it's popular.
"This is the best decision. I have higher pile carpet and no problem transitioning from tile floor to carpet. I have pets and it does a great job finding all the pet hair especially under the bed. Yes I would recommend this item." CB
Get it for $268
Imagine there was a product that could cut down the amount of time it takes to dry your hair. How amazing would it be? This Revlon styler has nearly 1,500 reviews that extol the virtues of saving time on your hair. Let's face it, we're already too busy as it is. But maybe a product like this would make the task seem less daunting and make us actually want to do it? With that prospect and a not so hefty price tag, it's definitely worth trying.
"Amazing product, simple, dries my shoulder length wavy- to curly hair in 5 minutes (no joke) I highly recommend this." -- Sara Miller
Get it for $39
If you love coffee (and who doesn't?) and want to have a little more control over your brew, this will be a welcome addition to your kitchen. The grinder allows you to buy your own beans and grind them when you need them, which is especially handy if you are an occasional coffee drinker who is worried about waste. If you buy your beans whole and store them, you can grind up batches on an as needed basis. And if you're really fancy and you like to grind your own spices, this is great for that too. But if you want to do both though, it's recommended that you buy separate ones so you don't mess up your flavors.
"Grinds like a champ." -- Tony Lynn mansfield
Get it for $16
It feels like there is a "smart" option for just about anything. This smart plug with over 11,000 reviews is a Prime bestseller. You can connect it to your in home devices such as Alexa, Goggle Home or Apple HomeKit. By plugging your lights into this, you have control over them, even if you're not home. You can put them in "Away Mode," which means they'll randomly turn on and off to mimic someone in the house. You can even turn on your air conditioner before you get home so you're not walking into a hot house.
"These smart plugs are awesome and easy to use. We have three Christmas trees in the house and it was a pain going around and turning them on and off. Now I just set the on and off time and it happens all by itself!" -- William Q
If you're into essential oils (which is a bit of a cult itself), this diffuser is great. With over 28,000 reviews and a 74 percent five star rating, it is definitely one of the best selling items on Amazon Prime. But it's for a good reason. This diffuser, though small, is really handy for small spaces. If you want to relax or maybe your little one is sick, you can put it in close quarters and begin to feel a little relief. Plus it has colored lights which is very entertaining, and when it runs out of water, it shuts off. So you can set it and then not worry.
"Love this! Cheap enough to place several throughout your home." J. Riddle
Get it for $15
Looking for an easy, quick little gift? You can rarely go wrong with socks. These clever socks 88 percent five star rating and are so much fun. If you know a wine lover, or at least a tired mom who may occasionally get a chance to put her feet up, this is a hilarious gift. They also have one for bacon lovers if that's more your speed. Plus, the words on the bottom are not only funny, but they create a skid free surface. Perfect for a teacher gift, or Father's Day or a cute little stocking stuffer too!
"This is the third pair of these socks I have purchased. Love them." -- Christina Nichols
Get it for $12
When you love leggings, you're always on a quest to find more. Leggings really are a versatile clothing option, contrary to what some will say. You can dress them up or down and they're great for layering. These incredibly popular leggings have over 8,700 reviews and a 70 percent five star rating. They come in over 40 different colors and patterns, which means there is quite literally something for everyone. And once you put them on, you may never want to take them off!
"These are the best leggings I've ever bought in my life and I love them. My problem with them is that I don't have every color." -- Al
Get it for $11
Do you know someone who deserves some relaxation time? There are few things more relaxing than a bath. And this wooden bathtub caddy ensures a very relaxing time! With space for a good book or a phone and a glass of wine, how could you not want to make this a permanent fixture in the bathroom? Having over 700 reviews and an impressive 83 percent five star rating, this is a perfect way to allow that person in your life some much deserved "me" time.
"Love this product! Makes for a good relaxing bath and isn’t hard to maintain upkeep." -- Hannah Y.
Get it for $40
Making smoothies has never been easier than with this amazing blender. The Ninja lives up to its name in a big way — mainly because it's super stealth. Unlike cheaper blenders, its blades are strong enough to actually make ice nearly disappear. With different speeds, you can make a super smooth juice, or a chunky smoothie bowl. It doesn't have over 3,700 reviews and a 71 percent five star rating for nothing. Do you like smooth, creamy soups? You can blend them in your Ninja, it can stand the heat.
"I bought a $20 blender to start to save money. I should have just started with this because it is so much better. Blends everything so easily, quickly, and smoothly." -- Mandy
Get it for $100
Having over 19,00 reviews and a 72 percent five star rating, this is probably the most popular beauty product on Amazon Prime. For those who use it, it works so well that the cult following it's developed is much understood. This powder, which you mix with liquid before applying to your face is transformative for those who try it. It's beyond good for the skin, and once you use it, you will fall in love. However, it is potent, so you don't want (or need) to use much to make an impact.
"Best mask I’ve ever used!!! I highly recommend it!" -- Kristian
Do you love the taste of homemade waffles, but maybe not the time it takes to make them? Or maybe you're looking for a way to make a perfect pancake that is small enough for your picky kid to eat? This little gadget is perfect for both, and then some. It has over 1,200 reviews alongside a 76 percent five star rating. Because it's small, it's perfect for quick breakfasts or a little late night snack, plus it doesn't take up a lot of space like typical breakfast making gadgets.
"Love this thing! We use it almost every other day before my son goes to school. It’s the perfect size for a kid." -- Bippidy Bombom
This tumbler has over 5,000 reviews and a 81 percent five star rating. Perfect for home or the office, it's insulated, which means it will keep your coffee hot, and you won't have to keep putting it in the microwave when you forget about it. It comes with two different steel straws, curved and straight, plus a straw cleaner. And it comes in multiple colors, which means Susan the office cup stealer won't be able to walk off with it.
"Have two and love them both, I drink coffee all day long I fix my coffee four am and still hot at 3pm, plan to buy more." -- Brian k. collins
Get it for $24
Obviously, getting up in the morning isn't something we want to do, but we must. Chances are, you have an alarm set on your phone, or maybe you're old school and you have an alarm clock. Those can be quite harsh, with the incessant beeping or very tinny sounding ambient music. This alarm clock with over 1,600 reviews mimics the light of the sun. That means a less harsh wake up, which might make you less cranky.
"Works great I love that it eases me into my morning instead of sounding an alarm that sends me into a panic. I now wake up with the natural sunrise on the days I don’t set the alarm." -- Tarren
Get it for $50
There are some things that bring back waves of nostalgia. Instant pictures are definitely one of them. How could we forget the days before camera phones when we walked around with our bulky Polaroid cameras? There was nothing like waiting for it to develop to see how it turned out. This new version has over 2,400 reviews and a 72 percent five star rating. It's great for budding photographers, or just spending time goofing around remembering the good old days.
"Bought it for my daughter and she loves it. Seen some of the pictures she's taken and they look very good." -- Martin Hernandez
Get it for $56
They may not actually do anything, but with over 11,500 reviews, it sure is popular. Himalayan pink salt is supposed to have health benefits, it's similar in makeup to table salt, but it also contains trace minerals like potassium and calcium. It is often used for cooking, but that's not it's only use. Turning it into a lamp gives the ambient feeling to any room in addition to all of the other added benefits. Plus, it just looks really cute, especially in a bathroom or bedroom.
Love this lamp! It adds extra coziness and also serves as a less harsh night light. Great for fans of hygge too!" Christy
Get it for $17
A good cast iron skillet is an essential to any cook's arsenal. They're good for just about anything you could cook; you can use them for baking or just regular frying. They can go on the stove top and inside the oven, withstanding high heat levels. This popular skillet is perfect for those who have never used cast iron cookware before. Having over 11,200 reviews makes it one of the most popular cooking items on Amazon Prime. And while it's not expensive, if you take care of it, it can last for generations.
What a great Cast Iron pan for the all in one pan cooking. Love this product." -- Kim S. Walker