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Skimm Faves: November’s Bestselling Problem-Solving Products and More

the most popular products Skimm'rs bought in November
Photo: Amazon, Case-Mate, Uncommon Goods | Design: theSkimm
December 2, 2021

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...

Mini magnetic containers

Mini magnetic containers so you can travel without bottles leaking...

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)

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A peppermint essential oil roller

A peppermint essential oil roller that’ll provide some sweet relief… 

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)

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Mix-and-match earcuffs

Mix-and-match earcuffs for easy accessorizing… 

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)

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A one-line-a-day notebook

A one-line-a-day notebook if you don’t have much time to journal…  

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)

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A vaccine card and passport holder

A vaccine card and passport holder for your next big trip…

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)

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An all-in-one charger

An all-in-one charger so you never forget to power up… 

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)

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A bathroom accessory

A bathroom accessory you never knew you needed… 

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)

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A comfy cap the guy

A comfy cap the guy in your life can rock on his daily dog walk...

His alma mater? Old news. Any dog parent will be proud to rock this pre-washed, 100% cotton cap on strolls around the neighborhood. Plus the adjustable strap will help him get the perfect fit. Hats off to him. ($25, Verishop)

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A wallet

A wallet that marries function with design...

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)

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A mold and mildew gel

A mold and mildew gel if the corners of your shower are literally turning black…

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)

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A custom pet portrait

A custom pet portrait so you can honor your most beloved family member...

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)

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Whiskey glasses

Whiskey glasses that’ll remind you of some special memories…  

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)

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Bath bombs

Bath bombs that’ll make you do a double take… 

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)

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A black truffle oil

A black truffle oil that’ll take your dishes to the next level…

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)

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A fruit-forward aperitif

A fruit-forward aperitif…

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)

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electric heating pad

A large electric heating pad for ultimate muscle relief…

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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