Most-Purchased Items on Good Housekeeping in April 2020
Every month at Good Housekeeping, we collect the best gifts on the market, report the main trends of the season, and test both new and trusted products in the reputed Good Housekeeping Institute – and each month our readers decide which items they want to spend their hard-earned money.
It’s normal for us to collect our readers’ favourite products every month, but last month was anything but normal. The recent coronavirus epidemic has forced home orders to almost all of the United States, making online shopping the norm for everything from essentials (like groceries) to nonessentials (like new pyjamas).
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Demand of consumers
Retailers such as Amazon have announced shipping delays for non-essential items to meet the increased demand for medical supplies. Also, essentials (such as baby items, cleaning supplies and essential child care items) eat), but that did not deter consumers from buying any. Essential items to make time spent at home a little more comfortable and entertaining. In fact, searches for gel nail kits increased 850% in March, and interest in 1,000-piece puzzles jumped 400%, according to Google Trends. To help first responders on the front line, people are also looking at how to make medical masks at home and are investing in top-notch sewing machines to make it easier (and faster).
That said, we know that these times are scary and stressful. Not everyone has the luxury of having disposable income to buy beyond the basics at the moment. Our ingenious readers are looking for do-it-yourself and at-home beauty treatments, like easy-to-make homemade hair masks with what’s already in your kitchen, and tasty, cost-effective recipes that use pantry staples. But the other articles that our readers are currently buying and looking for may surprise you. here are the most popular (non-essential) products of the moment, as dictated by you:
FABRIC FACE MASKS
The CDC recommends that non-caregiver workers wear cloth face covers when going out in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19, but the Surgeon General urged the general public to stop buying PPE so that workers health are properly protected. A safe alternative? 100% cotton machine washable masks to protect yourself and your surroundings. You can make your own, but if you buy, make sure it’s made of the right material and has adjustable features (like a metal piece on the nose) for the best possible fit.
HOME manicure KITS
Dip-Powder nail kit
If you mourn the loss of your regular trips to the nail salon, you are in good company. According to Google Trends, searches for “manicure kits” increased 250% in April. Although many of our favorite dip powder nail kits are sold online right now, this set of Lavender Violets is still in stock and comes with a base coat, top coat, activator and brush for the ultimate mani at home while you can don’t reach your nail technician.
Tree runners for women
Recovery jogging pants
Comfortable pyjamas and cute loungewear are wardrobe staples right now are jeans?). This set of Under Armor is buttery, light and cute enough to wear to the grocery store or for a walk. They are GH’s favourite publishers and readers for good reason.
The Golden Girls: 500 piece puzzle
In the absence of baseball, it seems indisputable that puzzles are the new favourite pastime of the United States: The search for puzzles for adults has increased by 500% since January, according to Google Trends. This 500 piece puzzle is a readers favourite and you can grab it now for delivery as soon as possible.
Advanced Repair Hand Cream
Washing your hands is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 germs, according to the CDC. But these 20 seconds of scrub more than a dozen times a day lead to dry, itchy skin and cracked knuckles. Excellent hand cream has never been more important. This economical choice of Eucerin 51% improvement in skin hydration in our Beauty Lab tests and hands stay hydrated with a combo of glycerin, urea and sunflower oil.
Air purifier HPA250B True HEPA to eliminate allergens
Air purifiers can help remove allergens like pollen, mites, and pet dander from the air in your home, so it’s no surprise that we are seeing a spike in the popularity of the category by this moment. This Honeywell choice is HEPA certified to remove allergens from the air and claims to filter 99.97% of microscopic particles suspended in the air (including viruses).
BLUE GLASSES BLOCKING LIGHT
Nash Blue Light filter glasses
You are not alone if you feel like you are connecting Wayyy more screen time right now: readers are filling up on these blue light blocking glasses eliminate screen glare, combat headaches and eyestrain, and improve sleep. They are available over the counter, by prescription, and in reading so you can find the right lens for your needs and maintain your WFH productivity.
Luxury sheet set
Netflix in bed marathons are what weekends are made of right now, so you want to make sure you love the sheets in which you are wrapped. These silky and smooth Brooklinen leaves grabbed the top spot when we tested the best sheets for their luxury feel and durability. Readers, testers and critics alike swear they are the best sheets in the world.
If you (like me) miss fried bar food with the fiery passion of 1000 suns, don’t worry: you haven’t dedicated precious counter space to a device that only does fried chicken. This air fryer toaster combo is one of the best air fryers tested by our kitchen appliance lab, prepare the most crispy fried foods in the air as soon as possible while having the capacity to grill, bake and cook by convection. Readers love to cook with the handy appliance right now.
Trusted sewing machine
Whether it’s because people are you are looking to make a DIY fabric face mask at home or you are keen to create and create with the extra time in the house, sewing machines are currently stealing (virtual) shelves. While it is certainly difficult to find our choices for the best sewing machines online, you can currently hang this sewing machine suitable for beginners at a reduced price now. The adjustable speed is useful for those just starting out, and there is a button to stop production if you make a mistake.