The 20 best things we bought on Amazon Prime Day 2021

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As this year’s Amazon Prime Day starts to wind down, there are still plenty of great sales happening (including ones from competing retailers). If you’re still hoping to snag a good deal on the last day, we rounded up some of the best things the Insider Reviews team personally purchased during Prime Day, from smart TVs and video doorbells to beauty products and a year’s supply of discounted toilet paper.

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You can keep reading to see our personal picks, or check out our live coverage of the latest Prime Day deals (including deals under $25).

The 20 best products we bought on Amazon Prime Day 2021:

Toshiba 32-inch and 43-inch Smart TVs

A Toshiba 43-inch Smart TV showing the main menu, including an advertisement for the The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

I knew that come Prime Day, I’d want to grab a couple of cheap TVs for the guest bedroom and home gym, and these Toshiba sets checked all the boxes for under $200 each. They come with built-in Fire TV, which means they will work seamlessly with my existing streaming setup. – Ellen Hoffman, service journalism editor-in-chief


32-inch Fire TV (button)


43-inch HD Smart TV (button)

Check out more great Prime Day deals on TVs.

Crest Whitestrips

A person applying the Crest 3D White Luxe Whitestrip Teeth Whitening Kit in Glamorous White to their teeth

I’m getting married in September and I drink several cups of coffee a day, so you do the math. I waited to buy these on Prime Day after seeing that they were one of the most popular deals from last year, and I’m glad I did because I saved about $22 on the kit. It’s the one thing I didn’t get price-gouged on for my wedding! – Sally Kaplan, executive editor

I wore Invisalign all throughout the pandemic and now that I’m done straightening my teeth, I’ve wanted to show them off a little! I’ve seen these Whitestrips on sale before during events like Black Friday and waited until Prime Day to snag some. – Julia Pugachevsky, education & personal development editor

White Luxe Glamorous Whitestrips (button)
Coop Pillow

The Coop Home Goods Premium Adjustable Loft Pillow

I bought a Coop Pillow last year on Prime Day but my partner and I recently upgraded to a King bed, so I needed a King-size pillow to match. After sleeping on and absolutely loving the Coop for the last year, I wasn’t going to settle for an inferior pillow this time around. I snagged the King version — something I would’ve bought at full price anyway — for 20% off. – Jen Gushue, home & kitchen reference editor

Ever since Coop landed the top spot in our guide to the best pillows, I’ve been strongly considering them. I finally bought one for myself — a stomach sleeper — and one for my boyfriend — a back sleeper. We both have neck pain from time to time, so the ability to customize these and the 100-day trial gives me peace of mind. – Lisa Sabatini, pets & parenting editor

Premium Adjustable Pillow (button, Preferred: Amazon)
KingStone Adjustable Workout Bench

The Kingstone Adjustable Workout Bench

We ditched our gym memberships during the pandemic and don’t have any plans to reactivate them. Instead, we’re slowly building out our home gym in the basement. And since workout benches are actually pretty expensive, my fiancé jumped on this deal for $60. – Ellen Hoffman, service journalism editor-in-chief

Adjustable Workout Bench (button)
Levi’s 501 Original Shorts

Levi's Women's 501 Original Shorts

The 501 denim shorts that put Levi’s on the map is selling fast on Amazon, so I jumped on Prime Day’s 30% off sale. I’m a huge Levi’s lover because they’re meant to last forever, but the price tag always deters me. This time, I didn’t have to splurge close to $100 on one pair and bought my pair in Jive Stone for just $25. – Jacqueline Saguin, style & beauty fellow

Women’s 501 Original Shorts (button)
Toilet paper

A 24-pack of Charmin Ultra Soft Cushiony Touch Toilet Paper

Our executive editor turned me on to the fact that Prime Day is an excellent time to purchase a year’s supply of toilet paper, so that’s exactly what I did. My favorite part is that it all ships right to my door, so I literally never have to walk the TP aisle of the supermarket again this year. – Lauren Savoie, senior home & kitchen editor

Ultra Soft Toilet Paper, 24 rolls (button)
Samsung 32-inch Monitor

The Samsung Odyssey G5 Series 32-Inch WQHD Gaming Monitor against a white background

I’ve been looking at this monitor for quite some time. I currently have two monitors and want to make the switch to one gigantic one. This particular chonker will not only display gigantic spreadsheets with ease, but also packs a 144hz refresh rate to keep up with my games of “Overwatch.” I found it for 25% off on Amazon Warehouse, and it was too good of a deal to pass up despite my “only essentials during Prime Day” rule. – Tercius Bufete, deals editor

G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor (32-Inch) (button)
Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser in white

A person at the bathroom sink using the Waterpik WP-660 Water Flosser in their teeth

Last Prime Day, I wanted to pick up a waterpik, but I couldn’t snag one before they sold out. Since I have a permanent retainer, it’s very difficult to floss with regular floss. Everytime I go to the dentist, my hygienist recommends that I purchase a waterpik as an alternative way of flossing. I hope it makes my life easier, and I’m glad I was able to get one at such a steep discount. – Victoria Gracie, associate distribution producer

WP-660 Water Flosser (button)
eufy 2K Video Doorbell

A family sitting next to the eufy 2K Video Doorbell on a side table

A video doorbell was high on my list of things to buy after a recent move. This one from eufy came highly recommended by our tech editors and was on sale for Prime Day, so I finally added it to my cart. – Ellen Hoffman, service journalism editor-in-chief

2K Video Doorbell with HomeBase (button)
Insignia 32-inch Smart TV

The Insignia NS-32DF310NA19 32-inch Smart HD TV - Fire TV

I’m not a huge TV person, but I’m moving into a new place in September, and I wanted something small for my nightly “Real Housewives” binges. This Insignia smart TV is low-profile enough that it isn’t an eyesore, but it has all of my apps built right in. – Maria Del Russo, senior style & beauty editor

32-inch Smart HD TV (button)
Anastasia Brow Gel

A makeup artist applying the Anastasia Tinted Brow Gel to a person's eyebrows

I’ve been using this brow gel for 5+ years and it never fails to give me a fluffy look that stays in place all day. I use the clear gel, but if you don’t have thick brows already you might prefer one with pigment! – Elisabeth Chambry, style & beauty strategic partnerships manager

Tinted Brow Gel (button)
Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

I love my library app, except for the long waitlists for new releases. Four months — aka a whole summer — of free beach reads? Count me in. – Julia Pugachevsky, education & personal development editor

Kindle Unlimited Subscription (4 Months) (button)
TP-Link Deco Whole Home Mesh WiFi System

The TP-Link Deco Mesh WiFi System (Deco S4) against a white background

We have great WiFi in the front of the house, but it struggles a little bit in the back. So we picked up a mesh WiFi system since they’re known to provide better coverage than a traditional router. It’s also supposed to be easy to set up … so fingers crossed! – Ellen Hoffman, service journalism editor-in-chief

Deco S4 Mesh WiFi System (button)
Ring Doorbell with Chime

Ring Video Doorbell 4

My partner and I just bought a new house, so this is the first time we’ve ever really had to consider home security. Ring doorbells came highly recommended by my partner’s dad and our own team’s tech experts. – Sally Kaplan, executive editor

Video Doorbell Wired with Ring Chime (button)
Uarter Beeswax Wraps

Uarter Beeswax Wraps being used to cover produce items, including bananas and lettuce

Beeswax wraps have completely eliminated my need for plastic wrap in my kitchen, so whenever they go on sale I stock up. This is the best price I’ve seen on these so far, and the largest ones can wrap around an entire baguette! And the best part is that they’re compostable once they break down. Just cut them up, place them in your compost bin, and order another round — hopefully for an equally low price. – Maria Del Russo, senior style & beauty editor

Beeswax Wraps (button)
Right Guard Aluminum-Free Deodorant

A 4-pack of the Right Guard Sport Aluminum-Free Deodorant Invisible Solid Stick

While fancy gadgets and big kitchen upgrades get all the attention during Prime Day, I love the boring, necessary purchase. That’s why I purchased deodorant and soap every year for five years during Amazon Prime Day. This particular four-pack is 35% off at checkout. This should be enough to keep me odor-free through the hot NYC summer. – Tercius Bufete, deals editor

Sport Aluminum-Free Deodorant Invisible Solid Stick (4-pack) (button)
Kona 360° Grill Brush

The Kona 360 Clean Grill Brush against a white background

I actually bought this grill brush a few weeks ago when it wasn’t on sale. For $20 (and now even less during Prime Day), it makes quick work of cleaning grill grates. – Ellen Hoffman, service journalism editor-in-chief

360° Clean Grill Brush (button, Preferred: Amazon)
Lectrofan White Noise Sound Machine


My wife and I needed to get a dedicated and good white noise sound machine to help our new baby sleep, as the smart speaker we were using was proving unreliable for 24/7 streaming of white noise. We bought this one based on its simplicity and various options for white noise and fan sounds, and it’s been a dream for us and our baby, so far. – Antonio Villas-Boas, senior tech editor

LectroFan White Noise Sound Machine (button, Preferred: Amazon)
Google Nest Indoor Cam

nest indoor security cam

Our current indoor camera that came with our alarm company was miserably bad at recognizing motion — it would rather record changes in lighting than actual people. So I bought the Google Nest Indoor Cam hoping it would fare better. So far, so good. – Antonio Villas-Boas, senior tech editor

Nest Cam Indoor (button)
Love’s cabin Silk Satin Pillowcase

Two of the red love's cabin silk pillows sitting on a made bed

I’m a big fan of attainable luxury, and in my early 20s, that means satin pillowcases for under $10. The pillow cases I ordered have already arrived, and I love the smooth texture and deep burgundy color. I prefer the zippered enclosure like on these cases because it keeps the seams aligned with the top and bottom of my pillow. — Lily Alig, junior home & kitchen reporter

Silk Satin Pillowcase (button)

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