Skimm Faves: Your Absolute Favorite Products of the Year

theSkimm's best selling products of the year
December 11, 2020

2020 has been a year. And throughout it, we shared our best product recs with you. To help you shop smarter and save money. Because spending your hard-earned cash on stuff that doesn’t live up to expectations is the worst.

So we took a deep dive into what Skimm’rs (hi, you) loved the most this year. Introducing: Skimm Faves. We looked at what sold best, what products were the most popular, and what we were obsessed with over here at Skimm HQ. So consider these the best in show. The crème de la crème.

This roundup features our top sellers and most popular products across every category. We don’t mean to brag...but they’re pretty darn great. 

Want more Skimm Faves? We’re also revealing our fave books, our best home productsbest self-care products, and best kitchen products.

rose apothecary sweatshirt from schitt's creek

A Rose Apothecary sweatshirt for those big “Schitt’s Creek” fans…

Because this show is simply the best. Rep your fave characters with this sweatshirt dedicated to the one and only Rose Apothecary. Because you definitely can quote episodes by heart. Love that for you. ($12.20+, Babbik Shirt on Etsy)

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produce savers to help lengthen the life of your fruit and veggies

A set of produce savers so you can stop your food from getting moldy too soon…

These containers regulate oxygen and carbon dioxide flow, so your fruit and veggies last longer. That’s right. Lettuce won’t wilt. Blueberries won’t mush. Plus, the built-in filter never needs to be replaced. ($24.99/set of 3, Bed Bath & Beyond)

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fleece half zip

A fleece half-zip that’ll be your go-to this winter…

Did we mention it’s eco-friendly? Because it’s made from recycled plastic bottles. It’s cozy both inside and out, so you'll stay warm even when the temps drop. Layer it under a jacket when you head out, or wear it around the house.* ($95, Summersalt)

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wine filter to help clear sulfates that contribute to hangovers

A tool to help you avoid some classic hangover symptoms…

It removes histamines and sulfites. Aka, the things that can cause reactions like congestion, red cheeks, and headaches. And no, it won’t affect the taste. Simple solutions, we see you. ($19.95, The Grommet)

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necklace clasp so you can layer necklaces without them tangling

A layered necklace clasp so you can stop yours from tangling…

This way, you can layer two or three necklaces together without creating a giant knot. This clasp will keep ‘em separate. And will make putting them on even easier. ($11.99+, InBliss Jewelry on Etsy)

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high top suede sneaker

A suede high-top sneaker that’s made from ethically sourced, premium natural materials…

We’re talking all-day comfort and style. Because why sacrifice one for the other? Cariuma’s signature memory foam and leather insoles will mold oh-so perfectly to your feet. Plus, they’re shipped in recycled packaging. Slip into a pair.* ($98, Cariuma)

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pimple patches to help heal breakouts

A pimple patch designed to stop zits in their early stages…

Once you notice one forming, clean the area and apply a patch. The microdarts will dissolve to release formula directly into the skin. So the healing process can begin. And you won’t be stuck picking at your face late at night. Yep, we do it too. ($29/8 patches, ZitSticka)

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gold twisted hoop earrings

A pair of twisted gold-dipped hoops to flaunt…

Tarnish-resistant and super cute. They’re a jewelry box must-have. ($24.97, Stella & Haas)

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pet hair removing brush

A brush that’ll remove pet hair from literally anything...

Seriously. It can be used everywhere your pet sheds. Carpets, clothing, and car seats included. Boom, magic. ($12.95, Amazon)

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car charger with five usb ports

A car charger so the entire crew can juice up at the same time…

One charger, five ports. No matter the phone type. Yes, Androids included. ($18.99, Amazon)

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blow-drying brush for salon-like blowouts

A blow-dryer that’s also a brush for salon-like blowouts…

And no, you don’t have to be an expert to use it. 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. ($43.15, Amazon)

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diamond cleaning jewelry brush

A jewelry cleaning brush to make your diamonds sparkle...

It’s easier than you think. Just twist the pen top to dispense the cleaning solution, then brush. Your diamonds will look brand new. Talk about bling. ($7.99, Amazon)

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webcam privacy cover for laptop

A set of webcam covers if you’re nervous your video will turn on before you’re ready… 

Pop one on, and feel free to roam about the cabin. Then slide it over when you’re ready to say ‘hey’ on your company-wide Zoom. ($6.99, Amazon)

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makeup brush cleaning pad

A makeup brush cleaning mat that’ll suction to the inside of your sink…

So you can really deep clean those brushes that are matted with foundation. The different textures and grooves mean you can really get in there. ($5.96, Amazon)

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car hook for your handbag so it hangs from the headrest

A handbag hook that attaches to your passenger seat headrest…

So your bag doesn’t go flying when you round a corner. Because your purse looks better right side up, not upside down on the floor. It'll also double as a place to hang grocery bags and coats. Win-win. ($5.20, Amazon)

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weighted knit blanket for sleep

A weighted blanket to help you achieve a more restful sleep…

Because tossing and turning = bad zzz’s. Evenly distributed weight can produce a deeper sleep, with more serotonin and less cortisol. Aka less stress. Bonus: it’s made from very soft cotton, so it’s a must-have. ($249, Bearaby)

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*This denotes a sponsored post. 

PS: These are editorially selected, but if you purchase, theSkimm may get something in return. 

PPS: If something’s out of stock, oops, it was there when we published. And we apologize for any shipping delays due to COVID-19. Thanks.

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