11 Awesome Things We’ve Recently Bought on Amazon – All Under $20 (AND One to Avoid!)

Our team’s favorite under $20 Amazon finds!

hand holding dog treat over puzzle toy - best thing to buy on amazon

Amazon has it all, but here are a few of our favorite things. 🤩

It’s no news we’re obsessed with Amazon + the convenient, fast, and free Prime shipping – AND the endless amount of online goods you can find. However, there’s always that one purchase that sticks out among all the others, so our team is sharing a few favorite purchases from this past month.

Best of all, every one of them is under $20! 👏🏻

*Note that these Amazon prices are accurate at the time of posting.

1. Lina’s new can opener is easy to use and doesn’t leave sharp edges.

woman holding a can of tomatoes and black can opener in kitchen - best thing to buy on amazon

PAKITNER Safe Cut Can Opener $11.68 (regularly $13.68)

Never struggle with a can opener again! Our recipe blogger Lina LOVES her new can opener and says it’s a total cinch to use and saves her sanity in the kitchen daily. Best of all, it’s ergonomic to hold and cuts each can from the side in one smooth swoop so you’ll never deal with rough, sharp edges again.

2. Lina also scooped up a few of these OXO food containers which are even great for detergent pods.

hand opening clear storage container with laundry pods inside

It’s no secret we love getting organized here at Hip2Save so when Lina shared her new detergent pod storage hack, we couldn’t have been more in love with the look and functionality! Plus, we know OXO is a reputable brand so we’d expect nothing but great quality for these air-tight containers. 🙌🏻

close up of black under the sink organizer with cleaning supplies inside

While it’s slightly over $20, Lina also scooped up this under the sink organizer to get her kitchen in tip-top shape. It easily holds all of her cleaning supplies and looks great too!

3. I started holiday shopping & bought my daughter a Paint by Sticker Christmas book

hand holding santa christmas paint by sticker book - best thing to buy on amazon

Paint by Sticker Kids Christmas $4.78 (regularly $9.95)

These craft books make such great gifts, so when I got Collin’s text message deal about these books being on sale, I jumped on it immediately! They’re super fun for kids and are a great way to practice numbers while having fun too. My Hip sidekick Emily got some for her nephew too. 🎁

Shop all Paint by Sticker books on Amazon!

4. Nicole’s whole family has been loving their new sushi-making kit (including the kids).

various sushi making tools laying out on counter - best thing to buy on amazon

This Sushi Bazooka sushi making kit is super easy to use and is one dinner even the kids will love helping with! Best of all, even if you don’t like raw fish, the options are endless and customizable from making avocado peanut rolls to chicken teriyaki rolls.

Just look at how beautiful they come out too! 😍

sushi rolls on white plate with ginger and chopsticks

“I got this Sushi Making Kit and my whole family is obsessed! I couldn’t believe how much came in it for the price either! The avocado cutter has been really useful and the quality is just as good as the OXO brand. I no longer feel intimidated about making sushi at home!” – Nicole, Hip sidekick

5. The best thing to buy on Amazon for Krystal’s new baby has been this portable sound machine.

sound machine hanging from carseat - best thing to buy on amazon

BUFFBEE Store Portable White Noise Sound Machine $25.99
Score 30% OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon
Final cost just $18.19!

If you recently had a baby and need a way to easily create a more relaxing environment and help promote quality sleep, then this portable sound machine is the best thing to buy on Amazon! With 17 different soothing sounds and 8 different night light options, it’s no wonder Krystal’s new baby is loving this little gadget!

6. Shane has been stocking up on these drink packets loaded with vitamins

man holding tube of zipfizz while drinking from water bottle

Loaded with vitamins, antioxidants, and electrolytes, this is a great low-carb and zero sugar mix to add to your next grocery order. Shane has been stocking up and especially loves the Black Cherry flavor.

7. Angie loves this natural surface cleaner & it leaves her appliances streak-free too.

hand holding a bottle of puracy natural cleaner over granite countertop

Puracy Natural Surface Cleaner $11.98 (regularly $13.98) 

This plant-based cleaner is a favorite at Angie’s house and has easily been the best thing to buy on Amazon when she places Subscribe & Save orders. It’s clean, smells amazing, and has an effective, residue-free formula that has her stocking up every time she runs out.

“This cleaner has worked better than so many other brands I have used in the past! It has a really light smell – and to me, it just smells so clean! It also does an amazing job getting the fingerprints off my stovetop, fridge, microwave, and dishwasher – all without leaving streaks!” – Angie, Hip sidekick

8. Collin loves this under $15 phone case more than Loopy cases & it’s MagSafe compatible.

woman holding phone with popsocket case and credit cards inside

VEGO Magnetic iPhone 13 Pro Case $13.99 (regularly $14.99)
Score 20% OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon
Final cost just $11.19


PopSockets PopWallet+ for MagSafe $39.99

Score a recent iPhone upgrade? This phone case is shock-proof, durable, and has a strong MagSafe compatible magnet to make charging your phone a cinch! Plus, you can even pair it with this magnetic PopSocket phone wallet so you’ll never have to carry around a purse again. 🤩

“I got a new iPhone and tried out the Loopy case a ton of influencers recommend. I honestly wasn’t a fan and totally missed being able to carry my credit card and driver’s license in my iPhone case, plus I missed having a Pop Socket on my phone so I ended up purchasing this cheap phone case AND this magnetic PopSocket wallet! I LOVE IT SO MUCH and rarely ever carry a purse with me anymore!” – Collin

9. Collin also bought this affordable and meaningful canvas print on Amazon.

hand holding a canvas print of lion and butterfly

Lion Butterfly Canvas Print $16.90
Score 5% OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon
Final cost just $16.06

With a 4.8-star rating on Amazon, Collin jumped at the opportunity to grab this affordable canvas print for her new home! Plus, it has such a wonderful meaning to her as the lion signifies her Leo sign and the butterfly is her sweet grandma (Ma) who always said she’d be a butterfly when she went to heaven. ❤️

10. Emily and Lina’s dogs are having a blast with their new entertaining dog treat puzzle toy.  

dog sniffing a puzzle dog toy - best thing to buy on amazon

Nina Ottosson by Outward Hound Interactive Puzzle Dog Game $7.99 (regularly $24.99)
Score $2 OFF with Amazon’s clippable coupon
Final cost just $5.99!

Your dog will have a blast sniffing and searching their way around this puzzle to find their doggy treats! My Hip sidekicks Emily and Lina recently bought these dog treat puzzle toys and say they love using them daily. It’s a great 5 minutes of entertainment and their furry friends love it too. Win, win!

11. Dogs who need to take pills daily will have an easy time thanks to Heather’s pill pouches she buys on Amazon.

hand holding a pack of pill pouches with dogs in background

Clearly, our team loves to shop for our pups on Amazon and if your furry friend needs to take pills often, these tasty & innovative pill pouches on Amazon are a total game-changer! And they’re under 20 bucks for 125 pill pouches! 👏🏻

“My dogs and I are loving these! I have five dogs and with that, you want to be prepared for anything. My lab has allergies and has to take a pill twice a day so these make it easy-peasy! I put these on Subscribe & Save to always have them on hand not only for my lab but to also have extras when we need them.” – Heather, Hip sidekick

Here’s something we don’t think you should buy on Amazon:

Collin seriously dislikes this VERY highly-rated duvet insert and asked for a refund.

white duvet insert

Sometimes what claims to be the best thing to buy on Amazon actually isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

While it’s just $25.99 for a queen-size, Collin wouldn’t waste her money again on these duvet inserts. Despite the fact they’re super highly rated, she doesn’t even think they’re good enough to use for staging. 😬 Here’s why:

“I purchased a few of these to stage my house in Reno and they’re so thin and such BAD quality! Amazon was nice and actually let me keep them, and also refunded most of my money back. I had to use TWO tied together inside the duvet covers to give the bedding a fluffier look. I am honestly shocked by all the good reviews! They were cheap for duvet inserts, though, so I guess you get what you pay for. 🤷‍♀️” – Collin, Hip Big Boss

See the other products our team is currently coveting!