I placed 129 Amazon Canada orders in 2021— here's what was actually worth buying

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I placed 129 Amazon Canada orders in 2021 — these were my favourite buys.
I placed 129 Amazon Canada orders in 2021 — these were my favourite buys.

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Like many people in 2021, I spent a majority of my at home. However, unlike many people, I revelled in the chance to embrace my inner house cat and avoid public spaces. While my husband works outside of the home, I spent last year solidifying my status as the neighbourhood Boo Radley, only catching a glimpse of sunlight when I stepped onto my porch to retrieve my online orders— and I ordered a lot of things online.

In 2021, I made 129 purchases from Amazon Canada alone. At first glance, the number both impressed and disgusted me, but I quickly gave myself some grace. It wasn't just that I'm lazy (although I am) but most of my purchases were made because I was too anxious to leave my safe little COVID bubble and rejoin the world.

Need shampoo or toothpaste? Order it online. Need some new lounge clothes? Order them online. Books? You know the drill.

I've combed through my order history to share some of my standout Amazon Canada purchases (bought with my own money) that were worth it and made my life in lockdown easier.

Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner

Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Amazon Canada
Bissell Zing Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner - Amazon Canada

Amazon rating: 4.3/5 stars based on more than 2,200 reviews

One of the ways I handle stress is by cleaning. A few months ago I was on the lookout for a vacuum to add to my cleaning arsenal that could tackle cleaning jobs where my stick vacuum, my Dyson V11 lacked. This lightweight, affordable vacuum comes with cleaning attachments like a crevice tool and extendable arm that are perfect for cleaning hard to reach spaces. It can be a little loud, but I love using this vacuum on upholstery, window sills, drawers and more.

$107 at Amazon

VieBeauti Premium Eyelash Growth Serum

VieBeauti Premium Eyelash Growth Serum - Amazon Canada
VieBeauti Premium Eyelash Growth Serum - Amazon Canada

Amazon rating: 4.6/5 stars, based on more than 11,400 reviews

As someone who's tried many expensive eyelash serums, this affordable option from VieBeauti is a budget-friendly serum that actually works. I've been using VieBeauti in the morning before makeup and at night on clean lashes and have noticed significant lash growth. Consistent use will typically produce results within three weeks.

$40 at Amazon

Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Fleece Sweatshirt

Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Fleece Sweatshirt - Amazon Canada
Hanes Men’s EcoSmart Fleece Sweatshirt - Amazon Canada

Amazon rating: 4.5/5 stars, based on more than 99,000 reviews

A WFH wardrobe win. I have been living in leggings and sweatshirts since March 2020, and these fleece sweatshirts are perfect for keeping cozy during the winter (I may be wearing one right now!). After "borrowing" my husband's sweatshirts, I eventually caved and decided to buy myself a few so that I don't have to lie whenever he asks "Is that mine?"

From $12 at Amazon

Weiman Jewelry Cleaner

Weiman Jewelry Cleaner- Amazon Canada
Weiman Jewelry Cleaner- Amazon Canada

Amazon rating: 4.2/5 stars, based on more than 17,000 reviews

In 2021 I learned that engagement rings can quickly lose their shine. I ordered a tub of this liquid jewelry cleaner and have been using it to keep my engagement ring, wedding band and other valuable pieces looking in tip-top shape and ready to sparkle.

$5 at Amazon

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CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30

CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30- Amazon Canada.
CeraVe Facial Moisturizing Lotion AM SPF 30- Amazon Canada.

Amazon rating: 4.4/5 stars, based on more than 4,400 reviews

I've been a devout CeraVe user for the past three years. This dermatologist-approved brand is gentle enough to use on my sensitive skin and a fraction of the cost of other skincare products. Even though I rarely left the house, I always make sure to apply this moisturizer with SPF 30 to my skin every morning. Incorporating SPF into your skincare routine is important to keeping your skin looking young and fresh. I'm never without a bottle of this lightweight moisturizer on my vanity.

$17 at Amazon

Grace & Stella Under Eye Mask 24 Pairs

Grace & Stella Under Eye Mask 24 Pairs
Grace & Stella Under Eye Mask 24 Pairs

Amazon rating: 4.3/5 stars, based on more than 4,400 reviews

I've always struggled with dark circles under my eyes (thank you, genetics). However, I like to pop on these cooling anti-wrinkle eye masks by Grace & Stella to help even my skin-tone and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I like to wear these masks at night as part of a self-care ritual or after my morning skincare routine before applying makeup.

$21 at Amazon

Sendestar Stainless Steel Water Bottle 32 oz 40

Sendestar Stainless Steel Water Bottle 32 oz 40
Sendestar Stainless Steel Water Bottle 32 oz 40

Amazon rating: 4.7/5 stars, based on more than 17,000 reviews

In 2021, my goal to drink more water hit pause after I learned about the harmful toxins in plastic water bottles. I ordered a 40 oz stainless steel water bottle form Sendestar and have become "that girl" who moves from room to room toting a water bottle. Sendestar bottles include multiple attachments, including a tool to keep your water bottle straws clean and keeps your water or favourite drink cool all day long. Seriously. I love ice water and my water stays cool enough to prevent the ice from melting for hours. It's magical, it's transformative— it's my favourite thing of the year.

$29 at Amazon

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