It’s proving to be a challenging time at the moment with non-essential shops shut but companies like Amazon are still delivering.
Staying at home for both work and downtime has become the norm and has many of us looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, keep children busy and pass the time as we wait for the crisis to pass.
While getting snuggly with a new read on your Kindle and trying a new dish in your slow cooker are traditional ways to while away the hours at home, we thought we’d bring you a little more joy with our pick of brilliant things to buy on Amazon during the lockdown.
The online shopping itself will bring a smile to your face as you give yourself something to look forward to. With our fabulous pick, you’ll be able to help maintain your healthy lifestyle, try a relaxing (and retro) activity and score brownie points with the teens.
From the instant camera that will keep fussy teenagers busy with their at-home photoshoots, to an easy and fun way to start growing veggies, these are the things to buy on Amazon right now.
THE MOOD LIFTER – THINGS TO BUY ON AMAZON
Lumie Vitamin L Slim Light Box for Effective SAD Light Therapy
Because sometimes we need a little extra help getting out of bed or some more light in space during overcast days, this SAD light is one thing to buy on Amazon when you need a boost.
THE RETRO SOOTHER – THINGS TO BUY ON AMAZON
Round Rainbow Puzzle
Who knew this retroactivity would become one of the most enjoyable things to do in 2020? Puzzles are in demand right now and it might be getting trickier to get hold of them but we found this calming 1,000-piece one that will help you unwind in the evenings.
THE SPA TREAT – THINGS TO BUY ON AMAZON
Zollner Dressing Gown for Men and Women
We’re enjoying spending more time in our robes now that we don’t have to be dressed to go out and this cotton unisex one is a favourite among Amazon customers, with one calling it “fabulous” and admitting: “I’ve now bought three of these.”
THE HEALTHY MIXER – THINGS TO BUY ON AMAZON
Ninja Smart Screen CT660UKV Vacuum Blender With Accessories
While store cupboard essentials are the go-to for now, it’s important to get your fix of healthy fruit and greens whenever you can. The GHI’s top-rated blender from Ninja will help you add smoothies and soups to your diet. It even mixes batter, crushes ice and helps you perfect the texture of sauces.
THE FITNESS MOTIVATOR – THINGS TO BUY ON AMAZON
Sportstech F10 Treadmill
Treadmills are selling like hotcakes right now and while many of Amazon’s bestsellers have sold out, this one from Sportstech is still available. It’s quieter than the average treadmill, comes with 12 programmes and a built-in LCD display to monitor your progress – just like in the gym!