20 things our readers couldn't stop buying in February
From bed sheets to electric toothbrushes, people kept buying these things.
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February may be the shortest month of the year, but that didn’t stop our readers from doing some major shopping with some incredible sales and price drops. We saw some massive sales on mattresses, bedding, apparel, and more during Presidents Day, and retailers starting ramping up their end-of-season sales towards the end of the month. Basically, there were a ton of opportunities to save on top products and we were here for it.
Plus, romance (and gift-buying) was in the air thanks to Valentine’s Day, so we definitely saw an uptick on popular gifts like essential oil diffusers, weighted blankets, and cooking gadgets. To celebrate the end of the month, we like to look back on all the wonderful things that our readers bought. From noise-canceling headphones to sheets to tire pressure gauges, these are 20 things our readers couldn't stop buying in February.
1. Noise-canceling headphones with a cult following
Bose shocked the world when they dropped their ever popular QuietComfort 35 noise-canceling headphones to their all time low price of just $220 in the rose gold color. It was truly insane. While these headphones once held the throne as the best noise-canceling headphones, we still love them for their impressive active noise-cancelation (ANC) and comfort while wearing them for extended periods of time. Seriously, one of my coworkers swears by them and will name drop them whenever she can to talk about how great they are. The best part? They’re still on sale, so you can go ahead and pick up a pair for yourself at a massive discount.
2. The best meal kit delivery service we’ve ever tested
Our readers don’t have the time or energy to pick out recipes for the week and go grocery shopping. That’s why they love ordering meal kits from Home Chef, which we dubbed the best meal kit delivery service on the market for its superior ingredients and easy-to-follow (and delicious!) recipes. Right now, Home Chef is running a deal where you can get either 60% off your order with the code LEAPDAY60 or 10 free meals (a $100 value) with the code LEAPDAY10MEALS. This really explains why our readers were so hungry for them this month.
- Get 60% off your Home Chef order with the code LEAPDAY60
- Get 10 Free Home Chef meals ($100 off) with the code LEAPDAY10MEALS
3. One of the most popular streaming services
Disney+ was released in November, but the new streaming service hasn’t been slowing down in popularity. It gives you access to Disney classics, new original shows and movies, and plenty of Baby Yoda content. Seriously, if you're a fan of Marvel, Disney Princesses, Star Wars, Pixar, and all things Disney, you might want to consider following suit and getting a subscription for yourself.
4. This weird puddy that cleans your keyboard
Between dust and Cheeto-stained fingers, your keyboard gets pretty freaking gross. Not sure how to actually clean it? Look no further than this weird but wonderful cleaning gel that is both effective and fun to play with. When we tested it, we found that it worked on keyboards, dashboards, and other dust and dirt-ridden surfaces. It was discounted $2 on Amazon earlier this month, but it’s not too pricey at its full $9 price tag, so you might as well try it out for yourself and rid your keyboard of gunk once and for all.
5. Our favorite essential oil diffuser
Nothing smells like love quite like the incredibly relaxing scents of essential oils. Or at least that what we think our readers were thinking when they grabbed this diffuser from InnoGear around Valentine’s Day. It’s the best essential oil diffuser we’ve ever tested because it’s easy to use, affordable, and equipped with multi-color light display and various mist modes. It makes a great gift for anyone in your life or for yourself, to be honest.
6. The best affordable streaming stick
While you’re stuck inside avoiding the cold, there is nothing more tempting than binge-watching Disney+ or Netflix. For the most immersive experience, you're going to want a good streaming stick to watch it on the small screen as opposed to your laptop. The Roku Streaming Stick+ is the best affordable media streaming device we've ever tested. It offers 4K or HDR content and has an amazing interface, which means it's probably better than the streaming interface your Smart TV currently has. It dropped to its second lowest price of $40, which is why so many of our readers decided to grab on for themselves.
7. The best can openers on the market
A can opener is one of those things you don’t think about owning until you actually need one. Believe me, you do not want to be in the pickle where you’re attempting to open up a can of beans using a knife—it’s not fun or effective. That might be why our readers decided to pick up a good one in advance. The EZ-DUZ-IT is our favorite manual can opener, while Cuisinart makes the best electric can opener. Both were best sellers this month and are great options to have in your kitchen drawer.
- Get the EZ-DUZ-IT Deluxe Can Opener at Amazon for $9.87
- Get the Cuisinart CCO-50BKN Deluxe Can Opener for $16.19
8. The iconic Hunter rain boots
When Hunter rain boots were spotted on sale for just $54 ($86 off!!) at Woot! twice this month, our readers snagged a ton of pairs in preparation for upcoming spring showers. Hunter boots have remained popular for their chic minimalistic style and for the fact that they’re completely waterproof. In fact, when we put them to the test by splashing around in a bucket of water, we found that not a drop of water touched our feet. While this sale is long gone, you can find some discounted Hunters at Nordstrom for a decent price.
9. An incredible, yet affordable robot vacuum
If you’ve been trying (and failing) to keep your floors consistently clean this year, then it might be time to invest in a robot vacuum. Our readers decided to, and picked up the incredible Eufy BoostIQ RoboVac 11S when it dipped to its second lowest price of $160 (psst, it’s still at this discount!). It’s the best affordable robot vacuum we’ve ever tested for its balance of great cleaning power and reasonable price. Scoop one up for yourself to get ahead of your spring cleaning this year.
10. The ever-popular Apple AirPods
Apple AirPods are still as popular as ever because a) they’re super trendy, and b) they actually work incredibly well. Despite our skepticism, we found that these white little ‘buds are the best on the market for their incredible sound and seamless connectivity to other Apple devices. When they dropped down to their lowest price of $129 this month, our readers took the opportunity to snag a pair for themselves. While this low price is no more, you can still get AirPods for a nice $20 off on Amazon.
11. Sheets that will make you feel like you’re on a cloud
If you think your sheets are soft, then you’ve probably never touched Brooklinen sheets. Their Luxe Core Sheet Set are literally the most comfortable sheets on the planet. Seriously, we put them through rigorous testing and they came out on top for being uber soft to the touch and for not wrinkling easily—really all you can ask for in sheets. They were 15% off for Presidents Day, and while the sale is no longer available, we still highly recommend getting a set for yourself.
12. This best-selling digital tire pressure gauge
The cold weather has been hard on our readers’ tires, so to avoid any flats, they decided to invest in this handy AstroAl pressure gauge. It's super straightforward to use and features a built-in blue LED near the nozzle to help check tire pressures at night, and is compact enough to fit in the glovebox of your car. It was discounted $3 earlier this month, but for just $10 at full price, you might as well add it to your cart anyway.
13. Our favorite wireless charging stand
Wireless charging pads are quite convenient, but charging stands are better. You can place your phone vertically so you can easily view notifications and you don't have to lift your phone to answer a text, disrupting the charge. This one from Yootech is the best wireless charging stand we've ever tested because it offers fast charging at a reasonable price. Our readers scooped it up this month when it dipped down to just $12—but it’s still worth the purchase at the the full $15.
14. These convenient washing machine and cooktop cleaners
Your washing machine and cooktop can get quite dirty if you neglect them over time. That’s why our readers love these tablets and cleaning kits from Affresh. They’re highly rated, super inexpensive, and will make your appliances look like new. Just pop in a tablet or use the designated cleaner and you’re good to go.
- Get the Affresh Cooktop Cleaning Kit at Amazon for $4.99
- Get the Affresh Washing Machine Cleaner at Amazon for $11.98
15. Wool dryer balls so you can stop buying sheets
Tired of constantly buying dryer sheets? Our readers are, which is why they made the switch to switch to wool dryer balls this month when this pack of six was on sale. Although we found that these wool balls don’t dry your clothes any faster, they still soften your laundry without any chemicals, making them more eco-friendly. Plus, these ones claim to last for more than a thousand loads, which can save you money in the long run.
16. The only cookware set you’ll ever need
Finding a cookware set that strikes the perfect balance between quality and reasonable price can be tricky, but this 12-piece set from Cuisinart has managed to do it. It has every pot and pan the average home cook will need and has excellent heat conductivity for perfectly seared chicken thighs and simmered soups. That’s why we named it the best cookware set we’ve ever tested. This February, our readers decided to upgrade their kitchen with this set, too.
17. A unique cube to power up all your devices
Our readers are obsessed with this innovative powerstrip cube. At just 2 1/2 cubic inches, it has three outlets and three USB ports for multiple plugs and offers high-speed charging. It's also easy to place on (or under) a desk or throw into a bag for when you're traveling. Plus, the fact that it was $3 off earlier this month made it just that more enticing to add to cart.
18. This cult-favorite egg cooker
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so our readers decided to make cheffing it up easier with this popular egg cooker from Dash. It also helped that it was on sale for $5 off. This egg cooker can quickly whip up every style of egg from poached to hard boiled, meaning you can get breakfast made while you get ready for the day. We tried it for ourselves and—plot twist—found that it actually works.
19. The best electric toothbrush we’ve ever tested
Getting an electric toothbrush is really one of the signs you're becoming an adult—and finally getting your dentist off your back. And when the Oral-B 3000 hit its lowest price, our readers didn’t hesitate to invest in it. It’s our favorite electric toothbrush because it times how long you should be brushing the quadrants of your mouth and offers three cleaning modes that vary in intensity and duration, which is great for sensitive teeth. It’s no longer at its lowest price, but you can still get it for a solid $10 off.
20. The most popular weighted blanket on the market
Weighted blankets have become quite popular for their claims of helping ease anxiety and because they feel like a comforting bear hug—and who doesn't love that? The Gravity Blanket is the best weighted blanket we’ve ever tested, so when it was 15% off for Valentine’s Day, our readers naturally scooped it up. We love that it provides just the right amount of pressure (not too heavy, not too light) and it's machine washable. It’s no longer on sale, but you seriously won’t regret buying it at full price
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.