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2021, you were interesting, much like your 2020 counterpart. Nonetheless, we tried to keep our cool and carry on.
One way we did so is by doing what we know how to do best: shop.
During the past 365 days, we discovered new products, reconnected with old favorites and shared all of our findings along the way.
Therefore, we couldn’t say goodbye to 2021 without one last shopping bang.
Below, you’ll find all of our most-loved purchases for the entire year. That includes all 12 months, 365 days and 8,760 hours. So you know the products down below are the best of the best.
So sit back, relax and celebrate the New Year with some well-deserved shopping. Thanks for another great year, Post Wanted readers!
“After trying out Brooklinen sheets at the top of 2021, I will never turn back! While the brand sells a variety of sheet types, I can’t get enough of their bestselling luxe sateen sheets that come in tons of awesome colors. They’re ultra-soft thanks to the woven 480 thread count fabric and come with a fitted sheet, flat sheet and two pillow cases.” — Camryn La Sala, Commerce Editor & Reporter
“We already love the Always Pan here at the Post. So, I had to try the new Perfect Pot out, especially since I am a bonafide ‘soup girl.’ The pot is totally non-stick without all the chemicals that normally come with that title—plus, it matches my Always Pan and looks amazing when serving up soups and stews at the dinner table.” — Sophie Cannon, Commerce Reporter
“I had been on the hunt for my perfect fragrance for years, but nothing made me feel luxurious, beautiful and put together with an instant spray—until I tried Prada’s Iris perfume. It’s delicate like lace, fresh like a flower yet simultaneously sensual and strong.” — Ruby McAuliffe, Commerce Reporter
“If I’m being honest, Essie’s Expressie Quick-Dry Nail Polish has saved me countless trips to the nail salon and doesn’t chip for days (which says a lot, as I’m always typing away and cleaning 24/7). Plus, the color collection is all you’ll ever need. As a budget buy, it’s worth every cent.” — Victoria Giardina, Commerce Reporter
“Sunday Citizen was constantly advertising to me on Instagram, and I have been wanting to upgrade my pillow situation on my sofas. So, I decided to try it when they had their Black Friday sale. I will now be buying at least two more of their lumbar pillows. They are soft with just enough firmness, and the length is great. You can wrap the pillow around you to have little arm rests or just feel like you’re getting a nice cozy pillow hug.” — Jackie Goldstein, VP Commerce
“For years, I was looking for a pair of sneakers that were supportive enough to run in but trendy enough to wear out on the town, too. The answer? AllBirds’ Tree Dashers! I own the ‘Thunder’ shade and want to purchase another color soon. Not only do you feel like you’re walking on clouds, but they’re extremely supportive and can be cleaned in your washer machine.” — La Sala
“Was it even 2021 without the cult-classic Clinique Almost Lipstick? I remember having it in my cart right before it took the internet by storm. When I went back to complete my purchase, it was sold out—everywhere. I eventually found one, and have worn it almost everyday since.” — McAuliffe
“As someone who loves to cook, I am always on the hunt for good quality cookware that will stand the test of time and won’t break the bank. Caraway’s cookware set features four pots and pans that truly are non-stick (and stay that way!) for years on end.” — LaSala
“She is small but she is mighty. I had the pleasure of reviewing the Theragun Mini this year, and honestly now recommend it to all of my friends and coworkers, regardless of their gym-going status. I personally use my Theragun Mini to soothe my neck and lower back from my horrible posture, only made worse from working from home. I also discovered that if you use it on the balls of your feet after a night of wearing heels, it is magical—seriously, try it.” — Cannon
“While I’m way too particular about my Pinterest recipe boards, there’s nothing quite like opening a beautifully pictured cookbook to dig into new meal ideas. I’ve made countless recipes from Half Baked Harvest, and it’s a staple on my bookshelf (I just make Tieghan’s homemade pancakes and penne vodka and you can thank me later).” — Giardina
“When I tell you sleeping in these Cozy Earth bamboo sheets is a dream come true, I mean it. They feel luxuriously soft on the skin and keep you cozy (yet cool) all night long. I don’t think I ever knew what amazing sheets could do until I tried these Oprah-loved ones.” — McAuliffe
“The Post, Oprah, Katy Perry and more love Spanx, so obviously I do too. This year, I tried the new AirLuxe collection to add to my growing collection of work-from-home loungewear, and I have to say that this material is the softest thing I own. It is almost scuba-like, but with the same slimming qualities I love from Spanx. I highly recommend the Wide Leg Pant for a Gen Z approved look and a matching pullover for the full effect.” — Cannon
“In 2020 I had some travels planned that I needed to postpone due to the pandemic; luckily I got to reschedule one of those trips this year: Greece. While there, I had the opportunity to try Korres products. I had seen Korres around, but never tried their stuff. There were small products available in several of the hotels I stayed in and I was immediately hooked by the gentle ingredients and the smells. I stocked up at the airport in Athens on duty free, and once again during Black Friday. One thing I’ve now bought three times are these cleansing cloths. They are my lazy girl savior whenever I am too sleepy or lazy to fully wash my face: they’re gentle but work just hard enough.” — Goldstein
“I’ve tried countless eye creams, serums and treatments, and nothing has quite worked like this Sunday Riley Brightening and Depuffing Cream. Just dab a pea-sized amount of this caffeine and horse chestnut concoction under your eyes, and watch the magic happen.” — McAuliffe
“I’m a little upset this product didn’t come into my life before 2021. There is nothing like the Benefit Cosmetics brow pencil. Though my brows aren’t super sparse, the definition is unmatched. I’ll never replace this with a brown eyeshadow ever again.” — Giardina
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