We blinked and suddenly it’s already December. Which means the 2021 clock is ticking and you’re probably deep into holiday gift shopping. So let us grab the mic real quick. Our gift guides for everyone on your list are packed with thoughtful and unique ideas, so start browsing. And here, we’re taking a look back at which products you put on the top of your ‘must-have’ list last month. Aka the most popular things Skimm’rs added to cart in November.
Oh, and for some of our absolute must-haves, from pet products to clothes and accessories, check out our top Amazon picks. We’ve got anything and everything you need to live your life (and shop) a bit smarter. Let’s get to it...
Now your shampoo and conditioner will stay perfectly intact, even if your suitcase takes a couple tumbles. Cadence’s refillable containers are designed for liquids, pills, and other smaller, random pieces (think jewelry). They’re magnetic so they stick together and can be labeled so you know exactly what’s where. Off you go. ($74/6 pack, Cadence)
It can help stop the beginnings of a headache in its tracks when applied to the back of the ears and neck. A sniff of the pocket-sized roller, made with therapeutic-grade peppermint oil, can also aid you with easing congestion and quelling nausea. Because of the menthol, the oil can help relax muscles and decrease pain. So you can get back to enjoying your day. ($9.99, Amazon)
No piercing? No problem. This 10-piece ear cuff set could fool anyone. Since they adjust with a bit of tension, finding the perfect fit is easy-breezy. And because they’re lead- and nickel-free, the hypoallergenic set is less likely to irritate — a win for those with sensitive skin. ($12.99/10 pack, Amazon)
This handy notebook takes the big commitment out of the practice by prompting you to write a single line each day. The journal can hold up to five years’ of memories, making it easy for you to look back on a specific date and remember how you were feeling. It’s like a mini time capsule so you can see just how far you’ve come. ($11.66, Amazon)
You may have a passport holder, but this leather case is made specifically for travel in the COVID era. A leather flap holds your passport while a plastic pocket hangs on to your vaccine card. Bonus: It comes in a bunch of colors and can also be personalized. ($19.90+, EvtodiCom on Etsy)
You know that sinking feeling when you wake up and your device is at 5% battery? Thanks to this clever charging station, you will never know that dread. The sleek dock charges up to three devices — like your AirPods, Apple Watch, and smartphone — all at once. And because it’s wireless, you won’t need to fumble with any fraying cables. ($100, Case-Mate)
With this bidet you’ll use less toilet paper (which we love for the environment) and leave the restroom with a cleaner rear. It takes less than 10 minutes to install, doesn’t require electricity or special plumbing, and is fully adjustable — plus it’s available in a handful of colors. That’s a win-win-win, if you ask us. ($129, Tushy)
Because he’s probably still using that one he got all those years ago. This leather option has a curved design that fits perfectly into his front pocket. It’s a safer — and more comfortable — way to stash all that cash. It can hold up to six cards plus full-sized bills, and has an ID pocket. And if that doesn’t seal the deal: it has RFID-blocking protection (which keeps his private information, well, private). ($65, Grommet)
Just let it sit for three to five hours and then rinse away with water. The powerful, concentrated formula will cling to tiles and sealants to knock out icky grime. It’s also bleach-free, non-acidic, and low on odors. Get cleaning. ($13.99, Amazon)
As if your life didn’t already revolve around your pets. Now your home decor can too. This lifelike portrait pays homage to your furry (or not-so-furry) friend, whether you own a dog, cat, horse, or reptile. The portrait can even come with a frame so it'll be ready to hang in your pet shrine. No shame. ($28.61+, Petoodle on Etsy)
These come etched with a map of your favorite city. Maybe it’s the place where you first locked eyes with your person. Or maybe it’s the hometown you left behind years ago. Each glass is detailed down to street names and the locale's coordinates. Get ready to toast to the memories. ($18, Uncommon Goods)
Self-care, but make it quirky. These noodle-like squiggles, packaged in a takeout box, dissolve in bath water to cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize. They also offer a healthy dose of aromatherapy — like turmeric and tea tree, or peppermint and poppy seed, based on which one you choose. Ultimate bath-time treat, coming right up. Wine optional. ($15, Uncommon Goods)
Think black winter truffles infused into olive oil. Add it to pasta, pizza, fries, mashed potatoes, and popcorn. It’s more of a finishing oil, so once your meal is complete, add a few drops and presto. Flavors = enhanced. PS: It’s not spicy, it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, and it’s vegan. ($24.99, Truff)
Sip on this spiced-cherry flavored drink on its own or pair it with your fave liquor. This farm-to-bottle brew gets its cherry flavor from handpicked heirloom cherry trees in Michigan, cocoa nibs that are sourced from a coop in Tanzania, and a Tellicherry pepper grown in India. Their team blends every bottle in Sonoma, California, and also keeps it low in sugar so you won’t have to worry about headaches. The only question left to ask is: Is it 5 pm yet? ($40, Haus)
If you’ve got some soreness going on — look no further. This heating pad can relieve aches and pains. It’ll warm up quickly, has three heat levels, and can mold to your body. It’s big enough to use across your back or stomach, so say goodbye to the days of really bad muscle knots and cramps. Phew. ($29.95, Amazon)
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Emmy Favilla
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