This post might embarrass me in that it will slightly portray how often I shop on Amazon, but that’s okay…Amazon has saved my little tooshy so many times that it’s high time I confess my
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I am loving that so many more items are now available in a good price range, but now we have what we call “add-on” items, which means they ship with qualifying orders of $25 or more.
At first I would just search for items to fill in the gap, but then I realized I was buying things that were much cheaper somewhere else. Not cool.
So here’s my new shopping method: rather than trying to get my total as close to $25 as possible, I don’t mind anymore if I go over a few dollars because it’s more important to me that I’m buying something useful, and that I’m not getting ripped off. Amazon really does have a lot of unique and low-priced items, but sometimes you have to search.
Here are some of my favorite Amazon Fillers:
I’m a Doterra girl all the way, so these are fantastic for putting oils in. These are perfect for rubbing on my neck when I have a headache, or for pin-pointing certain areas on my baby’s foot. I like to put Deep Blue, Peppermint, and OnGuard in separate rollers. These come in a variety of sizes too!
These are so fun. And again, something unique that I wouldn’t know where to buy somewhere else. You don’t just have to use these for veggies either, I plan on using mine for some cute little fruit boquets (like a mini version of an edible boquet). These would also be fun for cutting fruit snacks/fruit leather with.
This thing is genius! It keeps your brown sugar soft! No more sticking slices of bread in with the brown sugar (or was I the only one doing that)?
These finger puppets are probably my favorite fillers by far. For only $2-3 they are a STEAL! I have probably purchased at least 10 of them because they work for so many things: busy bags, Easter baskets, stocking stuffers, and even baby showers (goes cute with a fun book). They have the animals (pictured below) and also the cute little people finger puppets.
There probably isn’t a huge selection in the $1-3 range, but I saw this owl necklace on accident once for somewhere around $1 and thought, “awe, what the heck!” Funny, I get compliments on it all the time! Gotta love little bargain moments like that! Just click on “customers who views this item also viewed..” to pull up more really cheap jewelry!
If you have a baby in the house (or if you attend baby showers frequently), we found Amazon has a great price on these (and sadly we have had to use them as fillers multiple times). Where are all the binkies hiding?!!
The toothpaste and shampoo that I buy for my kids can’t be purchased at a regular store, so whenever I am under on shipping, I often add one of these on to my order.
Occasionally I throw these in my cart because they are so cheap and they are great for stocking stuffers, Easter basket fillers, adding to a birthday present, or entertaining kids when driving in the car at night. And they are only $2-3
If you are only $1 away from free shipping, these sticker books are fun add-ons.
These aren’t in the $1-range, but they are priced better than anywhere I have seen and I love to add them in baby shower gifts! You can buy them in a bulk pack, or I have also found individual headbands and flower clips for cheap too!
Often you can find some really good deals on baby and toddler shoes on Amazon if you look around a little bit. I can almost always find a really cute pair for under $5, and so sometimes I will buy a pair for a future baby gift (see my post on time management to learn why it’s important to buy gifts ahead of time and have them wrapped and ready to gift)
What are your Favorite Amazon Fillers?
Be sure to bookmark or pin this post as I will update it when I come across more useful filler ideas! And if you’re on the fence on whether or not an Amazon Prime account is worth it, try a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime.
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