15 Amazon Basics Products That Can Improve Your Quality of Life (Some in Surprising Ways) Without Hurting Your Wallet

Unlock a world of affordable convenience with Amazon Basics' life-enhancing essentials.
Updated June 24, 2023
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Amazon Basics has you covered If you need an everyday product reasonably priced.

The low-priced private label offers shoppers one of the best Amazon hacks because it lets you buy products from kitchen items to electronics and fitness equipment at a great price.

So, before spending a lot of money on big-name products, consider these great buys from Amazon Basics.

Editor's note: These are the prices as of June 9, 2023. Prices are subject to change and may also vary by location.

Enameled Cast Iron Covered Round Dutch Oven

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A Dutch oven is a great option for stews, soups, and plenty of other recipes that need more than just a little pot.

The Amazon Basics Enameled Cast Iron Covered Round Dutch Oven comes in three sizes — 4.3 quarts, 6 quarts, and 7.3 quarts — to cover your needs.

You can also choose from 12 different colors. Prices start at just under $43.

Kid's Easy Care Microfiber Bed-in-a-Bag Bedding Set

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Is it time to upgrade your kid’s bed or simply get them something new? Grab a Kid's Easy Care Microfiber Bed-in-a-Bag Bedding Set.

It comes with a flat sheet, fitted sheet, comforter, and pillowcases. Check Amazon for the different design options and sizes, starting at $44.

Kitchen Dinnerware Set

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Stock up on some new dishes thanks to Amazon Basics.

The 16-Piece Porcelain Kitchen Dinnerware Set includes plates, bowls, and mugs in a classic white design. Grab the service for four for $47.02.

Ultra-Soft Micromink Sherpa Blanket

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A warm blanket is great for cold winters on the couch or cool summer nights by a bonfire.

The Ultra-Soft Micromink Sherpa Blanket costs $30.07. The blanket comes in a variety of colors, so pick one that works best for your decor or design taste.

Padded Pet Bolster Bed

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Don’t forget about your furry friends when you go shopping at Amazon.

Pick up a Padded Pet Bolster Bed for your favorite pet. The bed comes in two options — the 21-inch version for $21.99 or the 35-inch version for $29.99.

Softside Spinner Suitcase

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Get ready for summer vacation with a new suitcase.

The Softside Spinner Suitcase comes in a 21-inch version that makes it easy to store in the overhead compartment of a flight. Grab one in black or navy blue for $72.30.

3-Tier Rolling Utility or Kitchen Cart

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Grab a rolling utility cart for $36.47 and get organized. The 3-Tier Rolling Utility or Kitchen Cart comes in four colors and can be used in any space that needs some organizing.

3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set

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Replace your old pans with a new non-stick set from Amazon Basics. The 3-Piece Non-Stick Frying Pan Set comes with eight-inch, 10-inch, and 12-inch pans for $40.40.

Adjustable Computer Monitor Riser Desk Stand

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If you’ve been working from home more often, perhaps it’s time to personalize your office space.

The Adjustable Computer Monitor Riser Desk Stand can adjust to different heights. Grab one for $19.99.

Kids Wood Table and 4 Chair Set

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Need a space for the kids to work? The Kids Wood Table and 4 Chair Set features four chairs in red, yellow, green, and blue.

The whole set is shrunk down to be the perfect size for kids who want to color or play with crafts. Get the set for $93.99.

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Reusable Silicone Baking Cups

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Amazon Basics carries Reusable Silicone Baking Cups in a variety of colors. The cups can be used to make cupcakes with or without a cupcake pan.

You can also use them for snacks or to hold items together in a box for lunch. Grab a pack of 12 multicolored cups for $7.59.

Odor Resistant Textured Bath Towel

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Now may be a good time to clear out your closets and give away your old towels. Replace them with Odor Resistant Textured Bath Towel from Amazon Basics.

Pick up a pack of two in a variety of colors. Check out Amazon’s website for prices, as they depend on which color you choose.

AA Alkaline High-Performance Batteries 4-Pack

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Stock up on batteries for your remote controls, toys, video game controllers, and more with an affordable option from Amazon Basics.

The four-pack of AA Alkaline High-Performance Batteries costs just $5.32, but you can get up to 100 batteries in a pack if that is the best option for your needs.

Modern 5-Tier Ladder Bookshelf Organizer

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Get your books and knick-knacks in order with the Modern 5-Tier Ladder Bookshelf Organizer.

It features five shelves for $69.99, and you can choose from three colors for your living or office space.

Soccer Training Pop Up Goal

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Summer is a great time to get out and have fun playing with friends. Grab a Soccer Training Pop Up Goal for your kids or yourself. 

The goals are easy to set up, and you get a pack with two for $39.09 from Amazon Basics.

Bottom line

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If you’re on a tight budget, check out Amazon Basics to see what deals you can find. These products get high marks for their quality. 

And buying them helps you keep more money in your bank account.

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