What to buy on Amazon this May

20 Amazon Buys We’re Loving This May

Now's the time to stock up on must-have gear for spring and summer. Here, we rounded up 20 travel, home, and style accessories we're obsessed with on Amazon now, from waterproof picnic blankets and eco-friendly pitchers to woven seagrass baskets and seasonal iPhone cases.

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Normal People by Sally Rooney

If you haven't heard of Sally Rooney by now, there's no doubt you will this spring. Her debut novel, Conversations with Friends, skyrocketed to popularity in 2017, and now her highly-awaited new read, Normal People, is finally here. The critical acclaim is already pouring in.

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Siepasa Double Layer Inverted Umbrella

This nifty design has a double layer to solve everyone's biggest umbrella issue: all the drippage that follows you inside. The durable top keeps you protected from rain during a downpour, while the (cutely patterned) inner layer inverts and folds over the wet one when you go inside, keeping your home/car/office puddle-free.

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Bambiso Woven Seagrass Basket

Houseplants are having a serious moment—whether you’re all about succulents or have heart eyes for big leafy palms, this accessory is a surefire way to dress them up. Bambiso’s eco-friendly, handmade seagrass baskets also make great decorative pots, laundry baskets, living room catch-alls, and more.

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Peepers Blue Light Blocking Computer Glasses

In the age of the iPhone, smart TV, and VR headsets, almost everyone spends their time planted in front of a screen. If you find that long hours spent staring at your MacBook have caused major eye strain and migraines, reach for a pair of these blue light-blocking lenses from Peepers. The prescription-optional glasses prevent eye fatigue by filtering harmful blue-violet light emitted by digital screens.

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Blue Lizard Australian Reef-Safe Sunscreen

Before your next beach vacay, load up on this Blue Lizard Australian sunscreen. The mineral zinc oxide formula keeps you safe from the rays—and keeps coral reefs safe from the damaging chemicals that most other sunscreens contain. It's also fragrance-free to protect sensitive skin, and it comes in multiple sizes (including a 3 oz travel size for your carry-on).

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Soma Water Pitcher

If you plan on spending a lot of time in the sun this May, move this item to the top of your Amazon wishlist stat. The shatterproof, BPA-free pitcher—which comes in 6- and 10-cup options—will keep you hydrated and healthy as it filters excess chlorine, mercury, copper, and more, leaving your tap-sourced H2O crisp and clean.

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Natural Organic All-Purpose Cleaning Spray

Spring cleaning your home before you head out on an adventure? Go for a spray that's powered by plants—it's just as effective, and much better for the environment and your health.

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The Art of Simple Living by Shunmyo Masuno

After you've spring cleaned your home, apply the same principles to your life. This artful book from a renowned Buddhist monk will show you how.

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Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Travel Size Dry Shampoo

To keep hair grease-free on your travels, turn to this mini dry shampoo (set of two) from cult-favorite brand Living Proof. It soaks up extra oil, adds body, and provides heat protection, all in just a few quick sprays.

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Eccolo World Traveler Notebooks

Spring weekends are made for lazing at the park. Pack one of these three pastel pocket journals so you can jot down your thoughts as you hang out.

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S’well Traveler Bottle

No matter your destination this season, make staying hydrated a top priority by packing this stylish stainless steel bottle from S’well. It's non-toxic, non-leaching, and keeps your water crisp and cold for 24 hours.

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Sonix iPhone Case

Don’t have the money to upgrade your iPhone this May? Go for the next best thing by updating your case. Sonix offers seasonally-appropriate, scratch-resistant cases in cutesy, colorful patterns like pineapple, tiger lily, and our personal favorite—lemon zest.

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VonShef Picnic Blanket

Prep for long weekends spent al fresco dining at the park with this striped picnic blanket from VonShef. The sizable blanket comfortably seats four and features a faux leather carrier for easy transport as well as waterproof lining that’ll save your backside from damp grass.

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Cole Haan Grandpro Tennis Fashion Sneaker

The simplest way to step up your spring wardrobe is to add a sleek pair of white sneaks to your closet. These smooth suede and leather Cole Haan tennis shoes are the perfect addition.

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PowerPlay Leather Cable Organizer

Keep your MacBook adapter cord tangle-free with this yo-yo-shaped leather cable organizer.

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Zomake Ultra Lightweight Backpack

This sleek backpack may only be $15.99, but it's tough as nails. Reinforced in more than 30 places and crafted out of a high-quality water- and tear-resistant nylon material, it works great as a day-trip pack, carry-on, or small backpack.

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Osmosis Colour Lip Intensive

When you want some color on your lips but don't want to deal with a drying, high-maintenance pigment, turn to Osmosis Colour's Lip Intensive. The ultra-moisturizing vegan liquid lipstick is nourished with Vitamin E and castor seed oil to keep you hydrated with a shiny, long-lasting finish.

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Picnic at Ascot Large Insulated Collapsible Cooler

Fill this insulated cooler full of snacks and goodies, and head to the park for a picnic. It's sturdy enough to keep your food upright, but when you want to put it away, it folds up for easy storage.

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ALinmo 12-Piece Acrylic Hair Clip Set

Hop on the hair accessory trend with these pretty acrylic clips. They add some pizazz to any look, especially when you're running on a minimalist travel wardrobe.

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Dogeared Be the Person Your Dog Thinks You Are Lil' Zip Pouch

Organize your cosmetics in style with this canvas USA-made pouch. It's also a daily reminder to be your best self because let's be real—your pup's opinion of you matters more than anyone else's.

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