The 2024 PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards

The best of the best, according to you

PureWow editors select every item that appears on this page, and the company may earn compensation through affiliate links within the story. All prices are accurate upon date of publish. You can learn more about the affiliate process here.

PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards 2024: Collage of Best Sellers
Paula Boudes for PureWow

As much as PureWow editors pride ourselves on the rigorous researching, testing and reviewing we put behind every product we cover, we know that after they've passed our tests, all the items featured on our pages face an even greater challenge: gaining the approval of our ever-discerning audience. So we can't help but notice whenever there's a standout buy our community crowns its favorite, whether it's the most comfortable pair of sandals to stride in, a skincare product that actually works or a sofa that's truly worth the investment. Because we always want to bring our readers more of the things they actually love, we present the first-ever PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards, curated by—well—YOU!

Of the countless shopping recommendations we've shared over the past year, spanning the realms of fashion, beauty, home and beyond, we're spotlighting the 40 most-purchased products that you and other PureWow readers have flocked to more than any others. Sure, many of 'em have gone viral on TikTok, are beloved by celebrities or have gotten a stamp of approval from our editors. But it's the fact that you guys are obsessed with them that's a prime sign they're as good as it gets.

How We Chose the Winners

To determine the winners for the PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards, we looked at the past year of shopping data in our top commerce categories across the board, from skincare to homewares, and considered the products our readers have purchased again and again. We then narrowed our list down to items that are continuously in stock and presently available for purchase. Of those, the winners named for each category have had the highest number of sales per item through our affiliate channels, including across various retailers.

Want to know which buzzy products are *really* worth buying? Sign up for our shopping newsletter to uncover our favorite finds.

Readers' Favorites: Fashion

PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards: Fashion Collage with floral dress, white sneakers, jeans, and flats
Paula Boudes for PureWow

Readers' Favorite Jeans

1. Abercrombie & Fitch High-Rise ‘90s Jeans

Abercrombie & Fitch

If Goldilocks was searching for the perfect jeans, she'd swoon over this Abercrombie & Fitch pair. Made with just a touch of elastane for a snug-yet-stretchy feel, the '90s relaxed jeans have a just right fit that has won the hearts of PureWow readers and editors alike, including Stephanie Meraz, associate fashion commerce editor. “I have these jeans in various colors...I usually struggle with jeans (don’t we all) when I order them online because they’re either too loose in the butt, too tight in the waist or something else entirely. These are extremely slimming and hug my figure to a T without feeling too snug or uncomfortable," she raves. And not only do they come in a ton of washes and styles, the jeans are also available in *five* lengths, from extra short to extra long, in order to accommodate all heights.

Readers' Favorite Dress

2. Anthropologie The Somerset Maxi Dress


This best-selling Anthropologie number was named one of the best dresses for big boobs by PureWow editors, but given its ultra-flattering silhouette, it's no wonder folks of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen in love with it. In fact, the floaty frock has garnered more than 1,500 rave reviews because of its comfy cotton material and smocked middle, which nips in at the waist to effortlessly accentuate wearers' shape. As for the bust area? The V-neck is just low enough to show some skin without actually displaying cleavage, so it really works for any time and place. Just take it from this fan of the style: "I love this dress. It is so versatile and very forgiving. I have a big chest so this dress is great since I can wear a normal bra with it. Couldn't recommend more!"

Readers' Favorite Ballet Flats

3. Vivaia Margot 2.0 Flats


The return of ballet flats may still be polarizing for some, but Associate Editor Chelsea Candelario totally called it when she said that the Vivaia Margot 2.0 is *the* flat that’ll win over the anti-ballet brigade. “It’s SO comfortable. I didn't like wearing flats for a long time, but these made me a convert. I [walk] all over NYC and my feet are never in pain. I also love the square-toe design that makes it different [from] a traditional ballet flat.” While PureWow readers flock to Vivaia's entire line of chic and sustainable footwear, uniquely made using materials like recycled plastic water bottles, these babies are by far their faves. In addition to being a prime pick for arch support, the shoes have a heel cushion meant to prevent blisters, an upgraded insole and a stretchy knit upper for added comfort. The style also comes in over 50 colors and patterns, as well as wide sizes, so everyone is bound to find their perfect fit—literally.

Readers' Favorite Swimsuit

4. Andie Swim The Tulum One Piece


PureWow editors crowned this criss-cross back one-piece *the* most flattering swimsuit on the market RN—and it appears our readers agree. It features the brand's signature ribbed fabric (made of 90 percent nylon, 10 percent spandex), which is highly compressive, so it makes you look as sleek as possible. Meanwhile, the medium-cut leg and medium rear coverage mean you won't be pulling the suit down constantly. With an underbust seam and removeable cups to boot, this bathing suit should keep you feeling perfectly supported, even on a beach jog. And, yes, it comes in long torso sizing, which has proven to be a game changer for many, including this buyer: "As a 5’10” female I always struggle to find a one piece that fits my torso and doesn’t give me a permanent camel toe and wedgie…[now I] will never buy a suit from another company again! The cross back is so comfy, the fabric is amazing and this suit gives me all the support in the bust." 'Nuff said.

Readers' Favorite Bag

5. Melie Bianco The Brigitte Satchel

Melie Bianco

Given its exceptionally roomy interior and resemblance to a much pricier designer bag, it's hardly a surprise that the boho-chic Brigitte satchel from Melie Bianco has earned a spot in dozens of our readers' carts. After all, the slouchy number did go crazy viral last year, and it's still making the rounds on TikTok, where it's earned over 2 million views. In addition to its woven vegan leather design and cute knot detail on the strap, the bag contains an inner slip and zip pocket to keep your daily necessities in order. As one buyer raves, the faux leather "is soft like butter," while the inside is spacious enough to carry a wallet, phone and keys along with a notebook and scarf. "I used to be a crossbody girl, so this took a little getting used to, but it’s quickly become my favorite purse ever!"

Readers' Favorite Sandals

6. Birkenstock Leather Arizona Big Buckle Sandals


Birkenstocks reign supreme on the feet of our style- and comfort-loving readers, but in the year since these big-buckle Arizonas made their debut, there's no doubt whether they've become the official fan favorite. Between the glossy finish and oversized gold buckles of the double leather straps, this luxe style is worth snagging for the dressed-up aesthetic alone. But, more importantly, shoppers love the fact that they feel as good as they look. And that's due, of course, to their signature biometric molded footbed with EVA cushioning and all-around arch support, which make every step feel like a dream. Although some reviewers do note that these need to be broken in a bit, the general consensus is that it's totally worth it to do so. "I have several other pairs of Arizona-style Birks, but the larger (gold) buckle and smooth leather really elevated this look," raves one buyer. "I also like that the footbed is smooth and not suede. [It] overall makes them feel dressier."

Readers' Favorite Leggings

7. lululemon Align High-Rise Leggings


The Aligns, the myths, the legendary leggings. Racking up more than 9,000 5-star reviews, these are hands-down lululemon’s most popular leggings, especially amongst PureWow readers (who have purchased hundreds of pairs this past year alone). Their signature Nulu material is lightweight, buttery soft and flexible enough for comfy day-to-day lounging and low-intensity workouts alike. "They're literally so soft, and I feel like my body is fully supported through my Pilates workouts," says Commerce Editor Olivia Dubyak, who adds that they stretched wonderfully with her baby bump in the early days of her pregnancy. And not only does the high waistband offer smoothing coverage and extra support, it also has a hidden pocket inside, so you can tuck in your credit card to pay for that post-Pilates latte.

Readers' Favorite Sneakers

8. Cariuma Leather Salvas Sneakers


Just like editor Meraz, PureWow readers have fallen head over heels for these cool, classic and eco-friendly sneakers, reminiscent of the skateboard shoes of millennials' pop-punk past. "Similar to vetting for a perfect partner, I have a long list of (somewhat flexible) requirements that guide me in my quest [for my go-to sneaker]. It must be comfortable. It must be supportive. It must be versatile. And it mustn’t feel suffocating," Meraz wrote in her review of them. After taking the cushiony leather kicks for a whirl, she concluded that they checked all the boxes. "I’m in a full-on committed relationship with my Cariuma Salvas, and there’s no ending in sight for the foreseeable future (at least, on my side)." 

Readers' Favorite Wrap

9. J.Crew Oversized Cashmere Wrap

J. Crew

Whether they're throwing it over their shoulders in the office A.C. or snuggling up in it on a long flight, one thing's for sure: PureWow readers are getting plenty of use out of their favorite cashmere wrap from J.Crew. It's hailed as being luxuriously soft and oversized, yet lightweight enough to keep on hand for chilly summer nights. But that's not surprising; after all, it's made from 100 percent cashmere that’s certified by the Good Cashmere Standard, so quality is to be expected.

Readers' Favorites: Beauty

purewow readers favorite awards beauty collage
Paula Boudes for PureWow

Readers' Favorite Moisturizer

10. Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream

Augustinus Bader

When a PureWow editor tried the Rich Cream for herself, she raved that her skin "was radiant, blemish-free and so much more hydrated after just a few days of use." No wonder our readers keep buying it on repeat. The marquee moisturizer from Augustinus Bader's line of science-backed skincare is made with the brand's proprietary TFC8, or Trigger Factor Complex, a nourishing blend of amino acids, vitamins and peptides naturally found in the skin. Per clinical trials conducted by the brand, the formula results in a visible reduction of fine lines and wrinkles while making skin look firmer in just four weeks. If you're looking for a reason to justify the price, we've heard from multiple users that this cream has saved them a ton on Botox appointments—yeah, it's that good.

Readers' Favorite Serum

11. SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum


If there's one serum that the PureWow community covets like no other, it's the famous (and famously pricey) SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic serum. But it's continuously praised for minimizing signs of aging and effectively evening out complexions, so reviewers swear that it's worth the dough. The formula is packed with 15 percent pure vitamin C, after all, which studies suggest can combat signs of aging and hyperpigmentation, along with vitamin E and ferulic acid, which have been shown to help reduce skin inflammation and preserve firmness so your skin stays snatched. All it takes is four to five drops of this stuff per day to start reaping the benefits, and according to buyers, it may start working its magic sooner than you think. "Noticed immediate effects in the same week," writes one reviewer. "[It gave] a nice glow to my skin... also, after a [few] weeks, my spots were noticeably more faded."

Readers' Favorite Face Oil

12. Sunday Riley C.E.O. Glow Oil

Sunday Riley

Yet another Vitamin C-packed vanity staple, Sunday Riley's C.E.O Glow oil is a preferred finishing touch in the skincare routines of both our readers and editors, who stock up on it like it's like liquid gold. PureWow editor Dubyak claims the stuff transformed her skin in just two months, so that may explain it. "My dark spots have significantly decreased, my face looks brighter and healthier, and I could not be more excited about it," she shared in her review. The product's skin-brightening abilities and hydrating effect can be credited to antioxidant ingredients like vitamin C, golden turmeric and evening primrose oil, which have all been shown to help boost complexions.

Readers' Favorite Under-Eye Treatment

13. Peace Out Retinol Eye Stick

Peace Out

Got tired eyes? Perhaps you're one of the shoppers who frequently reach for this beloved stick balm, which is made to target dark circles, fine lines and dullness. And if you aren't, here's why you should join the club: Infused with retinolpeptides and bakuchiol, the formula works to soften and smooth the skin around your eyes by improving elasticity and moisture in the area. The convenient stick design allows you to swipe it on without ever having to dip your fingers into a jar. After putting it to the test, one PureWow editor says that it’s become an instrumental part of her daily routine: “The Peace Out Retinol stick has become something I look forward to using daily for many reasons: It’s relaxing to swipe on, my dark circles are starting to lighten up and my eyes look brighter when I wake up in the morning.”

Readers' Favorite Foundation

14. Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Fenty Beauty

Is there anything that Rihanna can’t do? When her Fenty Beauty Eaze Drop skin tint launched, it quickly became a favorite among readers looking for the perfect lightweight foundation. The buildable formula features a HydraBlend complex that offers light-to-medium coverage and promises to leave your skin smooth without creasing (or sweating off) throughout the day. It's available in *25* shades, and has over 1,000 5-star reviews from Sephora shoppers who say it's breathable and light, but can cover most blemishes/dark spots. "This product makes your skin look perfected with the least amount of work. I like other skin tints but this is the least makeup-looking, while giving better coverage than most," raves one user, who adds that it doesn't cling to dry patches either.

Readers' Favorite Hair Product

15. Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

Color Wow

In case you haven't heard, this anti-frizz spray went viral on TikTok because it appears to make hair waterproof *and* as shiny as glass. How is that even possible? Well, its humidity-resisting formula acts like a raincoat for your locks, with flex-elastic polymers that basically seal down the cuticle and wrap each strand so you get a glassy 'do free from frizz and flyaways. Our readers were early converts to the cult of this Color Wow product, and after PureWow Associate Editor Sydney Meister put it to the test, we can see why. She says it made her hair feel "as smooth as a silk scarf," and also helped to reduce poofiness, so if you're wondering if it lives up to the hype, that's a hard yes. Trust, if you're hoping to tame your frizz this spring and summer, this spray is just the ticket.

Readers' Favorite Hair Tool

16. Revlon One Step Volumizer Plus 2.0


Still haven't snagged the PureWow reader-favorite Revlon dryer brush? It's about time you did. Once you experience its multitasking hair-styling abilities, you'll wonder why you kept struggling with a separate hair dryer and round brush for so long. Its thin oval barrel design allows users to get closer to the root and effortlessly work their 'do while drying wet strands with three heat settings (low, medium and high), so you can go from creating flips to soft waves in a snap. Better yet, its ceramic titanium barrel is designed to help protect your locks from heat damage, according to the brand, so a future filled with good hair days is a given. Readers think it's a must-have, and TikTok agrees.

Readers' Favorite Shampoo/Conditioner

17. SheaMoisture Low Porosity Shampoo and Conditioner Set


This hair care set isn't just the most popular pick for low-porosity hair, it's readers' most-purchased hair wash set, period. It comes with a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in detangler to soften strands, cleanse the scalp and improve the overall appearance of dry, brittle hair. A blend of baobab, tea tree, rapeseed and sunflower oils, along with shea butter, is to thank. As one reviewer shares, "For 40 years my hair felt like a riddle I couldn't crack: [not] exactly thick, not exactly curly, [there’s] so much of it but [it has] zero ability to hold a style, takes forever to dry [and] the list goes on. I started reading about low-porosity hair, tried these products and cannot believe the difference. Finally, a conditioner that doesn't just make my hair slimy! Ironically, my hair feels coarse after I use this product, but once I dry it, it's softer than ever before without being greasy." The fact that it's budget-friendly is simply a bonus.

Readers' Favorite Lip Product

18. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask


Korean skincare brand Laneige has developed something of a cult following—among celebrities, PureWow editors and basically everyone else—for its luxe-feeling products that come with an affordable price tag. But the number one most-loved product has to be this nourishing overnight mask. "I’ve tried so many lip masks, but nothing beats the Laneige Lip Sleeping mask," says editor Candelario of this top reader pick. "I just love how it keeps my lips moisturized and protected while I catch up on some much-needed beauty rest." The thick, creamy formula is designed to pack a pleasing punch of moisture to your pout with the help of vitamin C, antioxidants, shea butter, coconut oil and Murumuru seed butter (a deeply hydrating plant extract), and it gets the job done while smelling absolutely delicious, no matter which of the multiple flavors you choose.

Readers' Favorites: Home

PureWow Readers' Favorite Awards 2024: Collage of white soda, Dyson vacuum, pillows, Samsung Frame TV
Dasha Burobina for PureWow

Readers' Favorite Carpet/Upholstery Cleaner

19. Bissell Little Green Multi-Purpose Cleaner


Nearly 60,000 shoppers have extolled the virtues of this compact upholstery cleaner on Amazon, and that number doesn't even include all of the PureWow readers *and* staff who swear by it. Simply put, this portable powerhouse is a must-have, especially if you have pets, kids or a particularly messy roommate you have to clean up after. Despite its lightweight design, it holds 48 ounces of cleaning fluid at a time, so you can soak and suction everything from pet stains around the house to itty bits of food in the crevices of your car in one fell swoop, without having to drain the tank every time. Don't be surprised if you get addicted to cleaning your rugs and furniture with this guy by your side, like this reviewer who writes, "I had no idea cleaning upholstery could be so fun! This little machine sucked the grime right out [and] it was really satisfying to see it get sucked out right before my eyes." Well, you could develop worse habits...

Readers' Favorite Vacuum

20. Dyson V8 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner


Of the many cordless stick vacs out there, readers are obsessed with this Dyson V8 vacuum, and for good reason. But let's start with the fact that it's designed to automatically detangle any strands it picks up, so not even wiry pet hair stands a chance. While it also boasts major suction power, an easy-to-maneuver body and a filtration system that purportedly traps 99.99 percent of microscopic particles inside the machine and expels clean air, its biggest selling point may be the hygienic ejection mechanism that allows for hands-free dumping of the soiled bin. Why not save yourself the mess at *every* stage of your cleaning sesh?

Readers' Favorite Multipurpose Cleaner

21. Airpher Electric Spin Scrubber


This year, *a ton* of you guys tackled your spring cleaning with this nifty multipurpose spin scrubber, an Amazon gem that seems to seriously live up to the hype. "The scrubber's power is impressive. It effectively removes soap scum, grime and stains with minimal effort on my part," raves one buyer. "The rotating head works wonders on tiles and grout, leaving them looking refreshed and clean." Another shopper loves that the adjustable rod extends from 29 to 47 inches to get to all those hard-to-reach places. "[This] cleaning wand has really changed the game. Bending over to clean the tub? Not anymore. Breaking your neck to get the corners? Not anymore." 

Readers' Favorite Reading Chair

22. Lark Manor Anneluise Faux Leather Armchair

Lark Manor

When it comes to comfy accent chairs, this vegan leather option from Lark Manor is a winner. The solid wood frame and faux leather combination screams "luxury," so you'll no doubt spend time admiring its construction, down to the four straight legs that allow it to support up to 250 pounds. Of course, it's not just for show—you'll love curling up in it thanks to its spring- and foam-filled cushions that apparently offer just the right amount of support for lounging. According to one Wayfair purchaser, the chair is "super comfy but also not a chair that you sink way down into." They also add that it's easy to put together, so you can have a cozy new spot to read in no time.

Readers' Favorite Mattress

23. Saatva Classic Mattress


Made with a genius layered design, combining the support of innersprings with the plush comfort of memory foam, there's no doubt this hybrid mattress is giving folks sweeter dreams across the board. After PureWow Senior Editor Dana Dickey reviewed Saatva's Classic bed—and swore that it helped her get to sleep faster and wake up *so* refreshed each day—our readers have been eager to give it a go themselves. Since it's designed with patented Lumbar Zone technology, which contours to your body while promoting healthy spine alignment, topped with a layer of breathable organic cotton and coated in a botanical, antimicrobial treatment to prevent mold and bacterial growth, it can be considered a long-term investment that's really worth the splurge.

Readers' Favorite Bedding

24. Mellanni Iconic Collection Sheet Set


Even the most skeptical shoppers have been won over by this budget-friendly sheet set from Amazon, which went mega-viral a few years ago and has since continued its reign as readers' go-to. Just ask VP of Editorial Candace Davison, who went from resisting the hype of the double-brushed microfiber linens to proclaiming in her review, "It took me a while to finally give Mellanni a shot, but I’m so glad I did. You can’t beat the durability and softness of the sheets [at this price.]" Davison also notes that the "borderline velvety" set (which comes with a top sheet, fitted sheet and up to two pillowcases) is durable, wrinkle-resistant and cozy thanks to its tightly woven fibers. But her favorite feature is the all-around elastic trim of the fitted sheet, which makes getting it on the bed a total breeze. That explains why the set has earned over 250,000 5-star reviews (and why readers can't stop buying it).

Readers' Favorite Pillows

25. Beckham Hotel Collection Bed Pillows

Beckham Hotel Collection

Speaking of affordable bedding staples, these plush pillows have become quite a sensation, especially amongst hot sleepers. Each pillow is wrapped in breathable cotton and filled with a cooling gel memory foam, which is touted to have a plush-yet-firm density to help keep your neck and spine aligned. Whether you're a side-, stomach- or back-sleeper, the brand claims the pillow's no-shift design is great for everyone, and over 160,000 Amazon shoppers agree. "I absolutely love these pillows," writes one reviewer. "They actually feel like you are laying on a cloud. I have spent hundreds on brand-name memory foam pillows that failed to relieve my neck pain—these pillows made that pain go away immediately." Psst: You get *two* in each order, so don't worry about your partner stealing yours.

Readers' Favorite Sofa

26. West Elm Harmony Sofa

West Elm

Per home editor Meister, this fabulously fluffy furnishing is the crème de la crème of comfortable sofas: "This sofa is a showcase in how to combine function and design," she writes. It has reversible, removable cushions with high-gauge springs, duck feather and down filling, along with polyurethane foam cores, which are said to provide ample support. As for its upscale, modern design (which nails the organic modern trend)? It features a handcrafted, dark walnut wood frame and over 83 (!!) customizable fabric options to choose from, so you can seamlessly incorporate it into any space. After considering this review, we don't have to wonder why so many PureWow readers have secured this baby for themselves: "As soft and cushy as it is, this couch never looks too worn-in or worn-out, which was a big concern for me when I purchased it. We’ve had it for four years now and it still looks as good as the day we brought it home." Sold.

Readers' Favorite TV

27. Samsung The Frame TV


For the aesthetically minded home shopper, nothing beats the super sleek Amazon Frame TV. Unfamiliar with this electronic work of art? Here's a rundown of why it's so special: The thin TV camouflages itself as a picture frame on your wall by displaying curated digital art images and/or your own family photos when it's not in use, beautifully blending in to your decor. And when you are using it to actually watch TV, it's equally impressive, providing crystal-clear 4K picture quality and an immersive sound experience. Unsurprisingly, it's TikTok's favorite flat screen, but reviewers adore it for more than just its appearance. "We ordered this TV for the art mode but were instantly amazed by its ability to destroy all glare [on screen] in our bright room," writes one Amazon buyer. That's right, sunny days won't get in the way of your next Netflix binge.

Readers' Favorite Cookwear

28. Our Place Always Pan 2.0

Our Place

Countless home cooks in the PureWow circle have joined the Our Place fan club over the years thanks to this ceramic-coated, recycled aluminum pan that's nonstick and nontoxic, so you can feel good about using it in the kitchen. "I'm obsessed with its slippery surface, which allows me to perfectly cook lo mein without any sticking," says Associate Sales and Deals editor Destinee Scott. The pan is designed to do the work of a ten-piece cookware set—braising, searing, steaming, frying, boiling and baking—and it's oven-safe for up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Not only is it available in a range of pretty colors you'll want to show off on your stovetop, it even comes with a nesting steamer basket and a wooden spatula to boot.

Readers' Favorite Appliance

29. Cuisinart Air Fryer Toaster Oven


A kitchen gadget that acts as multiple appliances in one can be a lifesaver on busy weeknights, when cooking a time-consuming, complicated meal is the last thing you want to do. That's likely one of the reasons readers can't resist this Cuisinart pick. According to Senior Food Editor Katherine Gillen, who tested a slightly larger version of this does-it-all air fryer and toaster oven, it's not just incredibly versatile but a great piece to have in a small kitchen. "I don’t know how long it takes to preheat my regular oven, but it’s similar to watching a pot of water come to a boil. The Cuisinart takes a quick five minutes to preheat," she writes. "And when the food goes in, it cooks fast." It also bakes, broils, slow cooks, roasts and grills, so don't be surprised if you use your conventional oven *a lot* less.

Readers' Favorites: Family

purewow readers favorite awards 2024 family collage
Dasha Burobina for PureWow

Readers' Favorite Gift for Kids

30. PicassoTiles 100 Piece Set


PureWow editors predicted that this 100-piece magnet tile set would be the best-selling toy of the 2023 holiday season—and our readers proved us so very right. If you're looking for the ultimate gift for kids, these colorful building blocks, which allow littles to create epic 3D structures, are sure to impress. It's a more affordable alternative to the O.G. Magnatiles, which sell for three times the price of Picasso, but just like the original, this plaything is endlessly versatile, fun for just about any age (we’ve seen both 1-year-olds and 11-year-olds play with them for hours) and cleans up extremely quickly. As one Amazon buyer shares, the tiles are also incredibly durable. "We have had [these] for about two years now, and the tiles have held up very well, even though my kids like to play rough with them." Say no more.

Readers' Favorite Gift for Teens

31. BlissLights Sky Lite Evolve Star Projector


Tweens and teens can be notoriously hard to shop for, but our audience has found their answer in this too-cool-for-school star projector, a go-to gift for Gen Z-ers that decidedly isn't cringe. As one parent puts it, their children are pretty much mesmerized by anything remotely bright. “My kids are into anything that will light up their room, and this was by far the biggest wow factor yet,” he raves. “It has so many options and really puts out great light. Depending on where you put it, it will be very bright and fill a room. [I] absolutely love it and will be doing the whole basement!” Along with the projector, there’s a compatible app where users can control the speed, adjust the brightness and swap the colors as well as set presets, smart timers, routines and more. Let’s just say, we know who’s hosting the next slumber party under the stars.

Readers' Favorite Gift for Millennials

32. lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag


Millennials, on the other hand, are easy to shop for. Just gift them this cult-favorite lululemon Everywhere Belt Bag (as a ton of our readers have done) and you'll win their heart forever. While the wide selection of colors is one of the reasons the bag continuously goes viral on TikTok, another of its biggest selling points is its versatility, which buyers say is simply unmatched. It has an adjustable strap that allows wearers to rock it as a crossbody or around their waist, with a 1- or 2-liter interior capacity (complete with pockets) to keep their necessities on hand and organized while they're on-the-go.

Readers' Favorite Car Seat

33. Nuna Rava Convertible Car Seat

Nuna Rava

If you've got a baby on board, you definitely won't want to drive past this top-rated (and readers' most-purchased) Nuna car seat. Shoppers claim that it's "worth the hype" and then some due to its immense versatility and dedication to safety. Suitable for children from birth through toddlerhood, the seat adjusts to ten positions and converts from back-facing to front-facing as your child grows, supporting up to 65 pounds. The five-point harness is designed to be adjusted with one hand (a blessing for parents who literally have their hands full) and setup is said to be remarkably easy. To provide extra peace of mind, it boasts an all-steel frame and impact-absorbing foam side protection. Plus, it's made without harsh flame-retardant chemicals. "This is our fourth Nuna Rava car seat purchase (they are all still being used in different cars) so I think that number speaks to the quality of the car seat itself," raves one buyer. "We love it and our kiddos love it, too."

Readers' Favorite Stroller

34. Uppababy Vista V2 Convertible Stroller


While many strollers have the option to accommodate two children, fitting three kids can be quite a challenge. Enter the UPPAbaby Vista—a tried-and-true luxury stroller that is designed to grow with your brood. For twins, you can attach two car seats to the stroller to have both babies on-the-go. For families with an infant and an older child, you have the option to add on the UPPAbaby RumbleSeat V2 to make it a double stroller. This fan favorite also wins rave reviews for its maneuverability, shock absorption and over-sized undercarriage (“I can fit tons of groceries in there and have even tossed my older kid’s bike underneath,” one parent tells us). 

Readers' Favorite Kid Lunch Box

35. Bentgo Kids Bento-Style Lunch Box


PureWow parents feel great about sending their little ones out into the world with this leakproof lunch box, which has a 5-star stamp of approval from over 47,000 Amazon customers. It features five generously sized compartments and a durable, BPA-free shell with rubber-coated edges that further protect the lunch box from accidental drops. This container also earns high marks for having kid-friendly latches for easy access to the snacks inside. The removable trays are both microwave- and dishwasher-safe, and easy to clean by hand. Rigorously tested and a popular choice among kids and parents alike, this one checks all the (bento) boxes.

Readers' Favorite Nursery Glider

36. Pottery Barn Kids Dream Deluxe Power Swivel Recliner

Pottery Barn Kids

Late-night feedings can be stressful enough (not to mention exhausting) but this plush glider recliner practically turns the ritual into an act of self-care. Not only does it swivel to rock baby to sleep, it also has a quiet power recline function, an adjustable headrest and cushioning that's meant to provide prime lumbar support, so you can sit back and relax. There's also a USB port to charge your phone—because you can only lovingly stare at your newborn for so long—and a built-in nightlight beneath the chair, so you can easily walk around at night without stubbing your toe. Considerate, right?

Readers' Favorites: Pets

purewow readers favorite awards 2024 pets collage
Dasha Burobina for PureWow

Readers' Favorite Pet Food

37. The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer's Dog

Curious about human-grade dog food? Vets love The Farmer’s Dog, and considering just how often our readers stock up on it, we have to think it’s a stellar option for any pup. Everything is made fresh, cooked gently (at a low temp) and frozen just enough to preserve it until it arrives at your house. The company even offers a DIY model where they recommend recipes you can make at home and supplement with their signature Nutrient Mix. The Farmer’s Dog boasts compliance with AAFCO standards and USDA-certified proteins. You do have to fill out their questionnaire before you can glimpse the recipes they recommend for your pup, but since everything is tailored to your dog’s life stage and health, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Meals are delivered pre-portioned and ready to serve or refrigerate.

Readers' Favorite Litter Box

38. Litter-Robot 4


PureWow pet parents have spoken: If you've got a cat, you need a Litter-Robot. The ingenious litter box is designed to take care of your pet’s business, prevent odors *and* provide useful insights on your cat's health, all without you having to lift a finger. But that's not all this cat gadget can do. After giving the latest Litter-Robot 4 a try, one former PureWow editor was *so* impressed with the real-time notifications it sent her about both of her cats through the connected app, including intel on their weight and bathroom habits. More impressive, however, was just how quietly this model managed to poop the scoop. "The Litter-Robot 4’s QuietSift technology is said to be 'near-silent,' and I fully vouch for that description," she wrote in her review. "The first time the robot cycled I wondered if it was working because it was so sneaky quiet! We used to be able to hear it humming from down the hall, and now I don’t know the cats have used it until I get the notification. This will be especially good news for folks with cats who spook easily at loud noises."

Our Readers' Favorite Dog Training Collar

39. Bousnic Dog Shock Collar


Dog owners looking to change their pet's behavior without resorting to harsh methods may find these Bousnic shock collars useful. PureWow editors listed them among the best dog training collars out there, and our readers have flocked to them ever since. Per the brand, they feature gentle beep, vibration and safe shock modes, which are meant to train your pup without hurting him. Have multiple doggos under your roof? You'll love that one remote can connect both collars in this duo set, as well as the fact that they're adjustable for dogs' weighing between 8 and 120 pounds. And if you're wondering if it actually works? Just hear what this Amazon reviewer has to say: "I have been impressed with the effectiveness of this dog training collar...The gentle vibrations and beeps serve as effective cues to reinforce commands, while the static stimulation provides a deterrent for unwanted behaviors (which we have hardly ever had to use). I have noticed a significant improvement in my dog's response to commands and a reduction in undesirable behaviors such as excessive barking or pulling on the leash."

Readers' Favorite Pet Hair Cleaner

40. Chom Chom Pet Hair Roller

Chom Chom

Considering the investments they'll put into their pets (see above), there's no doubt PureWow readers love their little fur babies—but no one (and we mean no one) likes to be covered in pet hair. Luckily, there's the Chom Chom roller. Just take a quick scroll through the *thousands* of positive reviews it's earned on Amazon, and you'll see that our readers aren't the only ones who can vouch for the simple-yet-effective tool, which reviewers say "picks up fur like a magnet." All you need to do is roll it back and forth along any fabric surface (couch, rug, clothing, bedding—you name it) to eradicate fur and lint. And when you're done? Just press down on the release button to open the receptacle and empty its contents—no annoying sticky pads required.

purewow author

Our editorial team works with a variety of writers and experts across all fields to produce thoroughly researched stories that resonate with you. Our mission is to be that...

Why You Should Trust Us

PureWow's editors and writers have spent more than a decade shopping online, digging through sales and putting our home goods, beauty finds, wellness picks and more through the wringer—all to help you determine which are actually worth your hard-earned cash. From our PureWow100 series (where we rank items on a 100-point scale) to our painstakingly curated lists of fashion, beauty, cooking, home and family picks, you can trust that our recommendations have been thoroughly vetted for function, aesthetics and innovation. Whether you're looking for travel-size hair dryers you can take on-the-go or women’s walking shoes that won’t hurt your feet, we’ve got you covered.