As we slow-roll into November, we’re taking a look at which products you put on the top of your ‘must-buy’ list last month. Aka the things that were most popular and really caught your eye. (If you missed September’s Skimm Faves, check it out here.)
And for some of our absolute must-haves, from winter essentials to the best stocking stuffers, check out all of 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...
If you've been struggling to fall asleep, these non-habit-forming gummies work to get you back on track. They're made with a blend of lavender, chamomile, lemon balm, and valerian root. So you can reset your internal clock and get to bed at a more normal hour. Psst...we've also tried them and didn't experience any next-day grogginess. We suggest taking them one hour before you hope to fall asleep. ($19.79, Amazon)
This posthumous release chronicles Bourdain’s many travels and doles out expert advice along the way — about where to eat, what to do, and what to avoid. It also has essays by his friends and family that’ll help deepen your connection to the places in the book. Bon voyage. (Amazon, Bookshop, Apple Books)
These ones have touch sensors all over — not just at the fingertips — and come with an anti-slip palm grip so your device won’t fall into a pile of slush. Whether you need to control your playlist for your winter run, or just need to update the group chat, these are the perfect, reliable gloves to have in your pocket. Plus, they’re double lined so your fingers will be warm while on the go. ($13.98, Amazon)
For some reason clogs get a bad style rap, but we’re here to banish that idea. Skimm HQ highly recs these, with more than one person confirming just how comfortable they are. They’re easy to slip into, they provide more than enough padding, and they have a lil’ buckle accessory we think is adorable. Case closed. ($134.95, Nordstrom)
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. ($12.99, Amazon)
And no, you don’t have to be an expert. Consider this a brush and hair dryer in one. It features three heat and speed settings, plus a cool option for styling. The oval design helps to smooth your locks and create volume. Hello, good hair days. ($34.88+, Amazon)
Lavender, rosebuds, and other fragrant plants are bundled with eucalyptus to really make your shower experience relaxing. We recommend hanging it behind your shower head so it doesn’t get wet. The steam from the hot water will activate the essential oils and produce calming scents. ($16+, Heritage Apothecary on Etsy)
This blanket comes in at a low price point, but doesn’t sacrifice quality. It’s available in four colors and measures 60 inches by 50 inches. If you’re worried about washing it — don’t be. One customer review notes that after washing it on gentle, it came out looking brand new. No shedding either. ($25, Target)
This hand embroidery kit is perfect for when you want to put your phone down and let your mind escape. It has all the essentials (and step-by-step instructions) you’ll need to complete a 6-inch hoop art. You can use the text from the pattern or change things up once you get the hang of it. All you need now is some calming tea and music and the vibe is set. ($66.92, Natalie Gaynor Designs on Etsy)
It’s made with a mix of all-natural soy wax and raw industrial concrete, so you’ll see the color variation at the bottom. And it can double as decor when it’s not being burned. It almost looks like it would be squishy with its smooth and rounded bubbles, but trust us, don’t poke — you’ll want it to last a while. ($20, Perpetual Bliss)
With adjustable shoulder straps and pockets, it’s the cozy lounge option you didn’t know you needed. It’s ideal to snooze in, but if you wanna keep it on during daylight hours (you’ll want to), just layer a long-sleeve shirt underneath. We have one and it is so convenient to throw on in the morning. It’s stretchy, so we can wear it for hours without feeling constricted. Plus the banana print? Too cute. Psst...for 20% off, use code SKIMM20. ($140, MiliMili)
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Skimm'd by Alexandra Napoli, Emmy Favilla
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