15 things to buy on Amazon during lockdown – goodhousekeeping.com

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Britain is officially on lockdown but social distancing and isolating doesn't have to be painfully boring thanks to our pick of the best things to buy on Amazon.

Staying at home for both work and downtime has become the norm and the strict rules means looking for new ways to entertain ourselves, keep children busy and pass the time as we wait for the coronavirus crisis to pass.

While getting snuggly with a new read on your Kindle and trying a new dish in your slow cooker are traditional ways to while away the hours at home, we thought we'd bring you a little more joy with our pick of brilliant things to buy on Amazon during lockdown.

The online shopping itself will bring a smile to your face as you give yourself something to look forward to. With our fabulous pick, you'll be able to help maintain your healthy lifestyle, try a relaxing (and retro) activity and score brownie points with the teens.

From the instant camera that will keep fussy teenagers busy with their at-home photoshoots, to an easy and fun way to start growing veggies, these are the things to buy on Amazon right now.

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The mood lifter - Things to buy on Amazon

Because sometimes we need a little extra help getting out of bed or some more light in a spaceduring overcast days, this SAD light is one thing to buy on Amazon when you need a boost.

The retro soother - Things to buy on Amazon

Who knew this retro activity would become one of the most enjoyable things to do in 2020? Puzzles are in demand right now and it might begetting trickier to get hold of them but we found this calming 1,000-piece one that will help you unwind in the evenings.

The healthy mixer - Things to buy on Amazon

While store cupboard essentials are the go-to for now, it's important to get your fix of healthy fruit and greens whenever you can. The GHI's top-rated blender from Ninja will help youadd smoothies andsoups to your diet. It even mixes batter, crushes ice and helps you perfect the texture of sauces.

The spa treat - Things to buy on Amazon

We're enjoying spending more time in our robes now that we don't have to be dressed to go out and this cotton unisex one is a favourite among Amazon customers, with one calling it "fabulous" and admitting: "Ive now bought three of these."

The boozy relaxer - Things to buy on Amazon

One of the simple pleasures that will bring you joy at this uncertain time, sipping a glass of wine with the ones you're isolating with is a wonderful way to escape and relax. Try this organic fine Chianti loved by Amazon reviewersfor its "floral notes" and being "very smooth".

The homemade cleaner - Things to buy on Amazon

Finding it tricky to get your hands on soap in the supermarket? Make your own! This soap making kit allows you to get crafty and bring a lemonyscent to your bathroom routine.

The fitness motivator - Things to buy on Amazon

With the gyms closed and some parks frighteningly full with runners, Reebok's ZR8 Treadmill will help you keep fit in your own home. It's been praised for its affordability, variety of programmes and being easy to set up.

The glam hair tool - Things to buy on Amazon

Who knows when we'll make it to the salon again but this highly-praised hair tool is just what you need to achieve volume and a glamorous style without help from the pros. It's loved for being easy to use, with one reviewer saying it's the "best hair styler I've ever bought".

The stylish mat - Things to buy on Amazon

Perfect your downward dog, tree and warrior II poses on this sleek yoga mat that offers extreme grip for more support and a central line to guide you. It's easy to clean and can be used for HIIT and other at-home workouts too.

The luxe moisturiser - Things to buy on Amazon

While you've been forced to give up luxuries like coffee catch-ups and eating at your favourite restaurant, there are still ways to enjoy the finest things in life and this little pot is one of them. Elemis' Pro-Collagen Marine Cream is the anti-ageing cream that "makes your skin feel amazing," according to one reviewer. The SPF 30 version will ensure you're protecting your skin in the garden too.

The teen pleaser - Things to buy on Amazon during lockdown

Need help entertaining a bored teen? Fujifilm's colourful instant camera will do the trick. They can spend hours working on theirhome photoshoots and snapping shots of the family. It comes in five fun colours and has a built-in selfie lens.

The anxiety buster - Things to buy on Amazon

Weighted blankets have been praised for helping people tocombat anxiety and insomniathrough pressure simulation thatfeels like you're being hugged. If you're having trouble sleeping or need the extra comfort, Mela's Weighted Blanket comes in different sizes and weights (try 7kg for a double bed). It's recommended that you and your partner have separate ones too.

The bread baker - Things to buy on Amazon

If you're finding it trickier to get your hands on fresh bread at the moment, this could be the time to finally invest in a top-notch bread maker and start baking your own. This one comes highly praised by the GHI, with its 14 settings including gluten-free, plus yoghurt and jam functions too!

The classic family game - Things to buy on Amazon

A twist on the classic board game everyone loves, the Longest Game Ever version of Monopoly provides even more hours of fun. There's only one die and there are 66 properties, with the game only ending when aplayer owns everything. It's one that could last until the end of lockdown!

The veggie grower - Things to buy on Amazon

Always wanted to grow your own veg? Plant Theatre has an excellent starter kit that gets you started with 5 salad staples: red dazzle lettuce, yellow cucumber, golden beetroot, rainbow radishes and purple spring onion. Watch them grow before adding the brightly coloured salad veggies to your meals.

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