Another lockdown? Honestly, at this point, we're not sure what else to do. We've watched all of Netflix, we've baked all of the bread and we've re-decorated our houses from top to bottom. Some even twice. What else? We've listed just the things to help keep you busy (and most importantly, comfortable) at home for the next month or so. Whether you are missing your nail appointment, you're not happy about the gyms closing, or, you're not sure where to get your coffee fix from once your local cafe shuts its doors. We can help.
Below, we've listed 20 top buys to help you prepare for the second lockdown, fuss-free. Invest in these today, and you'll have a (partially) stress-free experience, especially if stuff starts to sell out again – home gym equipment and hair clippers specifically. All buys below are from Amazon so they can be delivered pronto, while there is literally something to suit everyone. Whether your hobbies include watching TV, doing yoga or you are addicted to cleaning (us too!).
Scroll through our gallery below and get buying ahead of Black Friday. Talking of Black Friday, the deals have already begun on Amazon. Lots of stuff is already on sale, meaning you don't need to wait until the 27th November. Buy now and enjoy tomorrow.
20 top buys to prepare for lockdown: scroll to see
1. Buy a plush yoga mat to stay stretched (comfortably) from home
TOPLUS Yoga Mat |
£30.99 £21.99 at Amazon
Choose from several different colours and work out from home in comfort and style. Whether you are a dedicated yogi or you'll be doing HIIT at home, this non-slip yoga mat is great. And it's on sale.
2. Get your caffeine fix from home with this lovely (and cheap) coffee machine
3. Let the binge-watching commence with help from this small stick
Fire TV Stick Lite |
£29.99 £19.99 at Amazon
Great for anyone who's yet to buy a smart TV, the Fire Stick lets you watch Netflix, Disney Plus and more, all from your TV. No more lockdown boredom (hopefully). Buy one for your bedroom, or the kids' room...
4. Invest in an air purifier to breathe cleaner air while stuck indoors
Levoit Air Purifier | £79.99 at Amazon
We're all only allowed to spend one hour a day outside from Thursday makes it a great time to invest in an air purifier. This way you can ensure the air you are breathing is of high quality, while this model is quiet so can be used while you sleep, too. Great for allergy sufferers.
5. Buy your own nail lamp for at-home mani pedis
Mylee PRO Salon Series LED 15-Second Convex Curing 5-Finger Nail Drying Lamp | £42 at Amazon
Missing your monthly nail appointment? Buy your own light to give yourself an at-home manicure or pedicure, while you wait for salons to reopen. A no-brainer...
6. Working from home just got easier thanks to this laptop stand
BoYata Laptop Stand | £28.99 at Amazon
Working from home again? This time around you can do so without the neck pain thanks to this Amazon laptop stand. It comes in all different colour options, and it's on sale, too.
7. Fresh trim? No problem thanks to this Wahl hair clipper. Don't grow it out this time!
Wahl Hair Clippers for Men | £34.99 at Amazon
With barbers all over the country shut until December, there's no other option than an at-home trim. Use this Wahl model to do so with ease, especially since it's cordless. It's also on sale right now for under £20 – bargain!
8. Spin from your living room – and for a cheap price – thanks to this deal
Bluefin Fitness TOUR 5.0 Exercise Bike |
£349 £279.20 at Amazon
Looking to buy your own exercise bike? This one has almost £70 off right now, and it's great for all fitness levels. It's quiet when in operation, you can connect it to your smartphone and it's on wheels for easy moving. Buy now before they sell out (again!).
9. Say goodbye to your window cleaner and hello to this window vacuum
Kärcher 16332200 WV 2 Plus Window Vac |
£49.81 £48.45 at Amazon
Whether your window cleaner can no longer come and do the job because of lockdown, or, you only have a few windows to do but hate the job better still, invest in a window vac to help. This piece of kit makes the job easy, and it's on sale. Also, it's definitely something to do while we are stuck at home!
10. Treat yourself to a Fitbit to track your health for the next month (and beyond)
Fitbit Versa 2 Amazon Exclusive |
£199.99 £169.65 at Amazon
Use this Fitbit (which has £70 off right now) to stay in track of your fitness and steps, and to work out with ease. It automatically tracks exercise – whether that be running, cycling or swimming – and it has Alexa built-in.
11. Buy a hot tub to enjoy time outdoors for longer
CosySpa Inflatable Hot Tub Spa | £299.99 at Amazon
Got a garden? Then you should definitely be spending more time in it during lockdown. Remember: we are only allowed out of our houses for one hour a day, but you can sit in your garden for hours on end. Buy a hot tub to enjoy your outdoor space while keeping warm. Shut your eyes and you might just be able to pretend you're on a spa day...
12. Ready, steady, buy a stand mixer!
Breville Classic Combo Stand and Hand Mixer |
£49.99 £40 at Amazon
Whether you'll be sticking to bread (banana or not) or you may even stretch to Christmas baking this lockdown, a stand mixer will prove handy. This one also doubles as a hand mixer, and it's on sale. It also boasts six different modes.
13. Bring the bar home with this cocktail making set
AYAOQIANG Cocktail Making Set |
£40.99 £22.99 at Amazon
Missing your favourite bar already? Buy yourself (or a friend) this cocktail making set and experiment making your own tipples. It's something to do, and you might even surprise yourself.
14. Buy yourself a water flosser for a dentist-quality clean from home
PECHAM Water Flosser | £29.99 at Amazon
Can't get yourself a dentist appointment? Use this water flosser to ensure your teeth are in tip-top health. It can get rid of food residue and plaque, while it massages your gums to promote blood circulation.
15. Monopoly with a twist... for Saturday evenings in lockdown
Hasbro Gaming Monopoly Game | £18 at Amazon
Something for the entire family (yes, including you, Dad) this Monopoly game will be here during boring Saturdays when you've just about watched the whole of Netflix by midday.
16. Some lovely-tasting gin for Friday night tipples
Malfy Gin Rosa Pink Grapefruit Italian Gin, 70cl |
£28 £23 on Amazon
This gin is the taste of the summer we should have had, sipping a cool gin rosa with a light tonic by Lake Garda. As well as pink grapefruit it has a subtle taste of rhubarb and a punch of orange. This is one of our favourites so get it now before we buy the lot.
17. A portable projector to bring the cinema home
Crosstour Projector |
£89.99 £66.99 at Amazon
This mini outdoor projector boasts an excellent image quality and it can be used with your smartphone, a laptop, streaming stick or game console. It has built-in speakers for better sound and it's very easy to use. Just make sure you have an outside plug – or a long extension cable – and either a white wall or plain sheet to project the movie onto. Then you're all set...
18. A kindle for when your bookshelf is full
£69.99 £49.99 at Amazon
Because a Kindle is here when the library can't be, or if you don't have any more space on your bookshelf. You can read books for just 99p...
19. A few bottles of Zoflora for disinfecting your home
Zoflora Multi-Purpose Concentrated Antibacterial Disinfectant |
£17.76 £16.43 for 12 bottles at Amazon
Never used Zoflora before? You're in for a treat. You can use this stuff straight or dilute it into a spray bottle, and it kills 99.9 per cent of bacteria, including Coronavirus. We like to use it in our kitchen, bathroom and to spritz around the home. That and it leaves behind a lovely smell, too.
See our list of 17 top Zoflora uses and disinfect your home with one solution.
20. You know what they say: when the gym is shut, buy a fitness vibration plate
Bluefin Fitness Vibration Plate |
£219 £175.20 at Amazon
This vibration plate is easy to setup and even easier to use. It has an anti-slip surface, and a BMI and calorie counter, too. Should you want to use them... Other than that, it has wheels so it's easy to move around your home. Perfect for use, no matter your fitness level.
Whether you've got the bug to buy something since pay day has just been, or, you want to know what's hot right now, here are our top-selling Amazon products for November 2020. See them below and click through to buy.