Things we’re buying that are actually useful during the lockdown

Not a toilet roll in sight.

Useful products to buy

by Jade Moscrop |
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We've all seen it, we've all been annoyed by it - people are panic buying the most ridiculous things and it needs to stop. Who needs 63 rolls of toilet paper?!

Grievances aside, we thought we'd put together a list of stuff that's actually useful while we're all stuck indoors. From entertainment subscriptions to handy work-from-home equipment, products to help you relax and a few bits just for fun, this is what you should be spending your hard-earned cash on.

These products will help you pass the time, stay sane and make you feel good - which is exactly what the doctor ordered.

While we have you, why not check out how to turn your garden into a romantic camping getaway, or the best workout DVDs to keep you active and healthy? You could even take up a new hobby if you wanted, like quilting, origami or calligraphy. The options are endless (well, unless it involves going outside, obvs).

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Useful things to buy during lockdown

Amazon Prime Subscription1 of 24

Amazon Prime Subscription

Not only will Amazon's delivery service help you out getting all your essentials, but the TV shows, documentaries and films on Amazon Prime will keep you entertained, well, forever. You'll also get Amazon Music, Books, Pantry and much more.

Calm Subscription2 of 24

Calm Subscription

Calm is a meditation, sleep and relaxation app, which is perfect if you're feeling a bit overwhelmed right now or are struggling with work/life balance.

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Amazon Kindle

Now's the perfect time to read all those books you've been meaning to read, but if you can't get books delivered, a Kindle is the perfect solution. Not only is the Kindle Store packed full with every book imaginable, but even if you only have 2GB space, it will hold 1,100 books.

Disney+ Subscription4 of 24

Disney+ Subscription

Disney+ came along at just the right time for us; spending all weekend watching Disney classics and new releases? Count us in.

Apple iPad5 of 24

Apple iPad

Rather than filling your iPhone with new apps and games and taking up your precious memory, you can reach for your iPad instead. Plus, it's perfect for FaceTiming your family and friends, bringing you closer together.

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Amazon Audible

If audiobooks are your thing, Amazon's Audible service gives you all the content you could dream of. Get access to a new audiobook every month including Audible Originals, celebrity performances, and more. You'll also get access to Audible Original Podcasts and unlimited documentaries, comedies and more at no extra cost.

1home Wood Monitor Stand7 of 24

1home Wood Monitor Stand

Keep your at-home desk tidy and organised with this handy monitor stand that doubles up as desk storage.

Lounge ruched top and joggers set8 of 24

Lounge ruched top and joggers set

Loungewear. That is all you should be spending your money on right now. It's just right, isn't it? This gorgeous set from Boux Avenue will have you feeling fancy AND comfortable.

efloral 12pcs Bath Bombs Gift Set9 of 24

efloral 12pcs Bath Bombs Gift Set

Pamper sessions are a must-do right now, so treat yourself to a whole stash of bath bombs that'll make your bath times even more magical.

Performance Lab Mind Supplement10 of 24

Performance Lab Mind Supplement

Going from an office to your home and still being expected to be productive can make it difficult to focus - you're not alone in that! Performance Lab's Mind supplement helps to support focus, memory, motivation, mood, multitasking and more. It allows you to reach peak mental performance by encouraging blood flow to the brain, helping oxygen, glucose and neuronutrient delivery.

Arbonne SuperCalm + InnerCalm Set11 of 24

Arbonne SuperCalm + InnerCalm Set

Skincare can do wonders for both our skin's health and mental health, and nothing better encapsulates this than Arbonne's latest SuperCalm + InnerCalm Set. It features a cleansing milk, serum, soothing hydrator and a wonderfully calming drink, ideal for a relaxing evening. One of the key ingredients in the range is Tiger Grass, an herb used in traditional Chinese culture to support skin balance while soothing and comforting the skin.

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The Sims 4

Can't go out in the real world? Create an imaginary one in The Sims! Live a whole life for your character as well as designing your dream home and starting a family.

HomJoy Multi-Functional Wooden Desktop Organiser13 of 24

HomJoy Multi-Functional Wooden Desktop Organiser

Another option for your desk at home, this rustic wooden desktop organiser has enough room for all your must-haves.

Bubble Blowing Bubble Bath14 of 24

Bubble Blowing Bubble Bath

It's bubble bath, that you can blow bubbles with. Ridiculous? Yes. Necessary? Also yes.

Lavolta Ergonomic Laptop Table Desk15 of 24

Lavolta Ergonomic Laptop Table Desk

If you tend to spend your days in your sofa office, you should invest in a gadget that means you don't get a bad back or overheat your lap. Also works great as a breakfast tray, so do with that what you will. Suitable for up to 16 inch laptops.

ITCH Pet Subscription16 of 24

ITCH Pet Subscription

Struggling to get to the pet shop right now? You're not alone. An ITCH Pet Subscription means you get all the flea and tick treatments you need sent straight to your house, so your best furry pal won't be left unprotected.

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Screen Cleaning Kit

Keep your phone in tip-top condition and safe from germs and bacteria with this nifty cleaning kit. Includes keychains with reusable microfibre cloth and 2ml refillable spray.

SHEPHY Cori Flip-Flop Slides18 of 24

SHEPHY Cori Flip-Flop Slides

Everyone needs a decent pair of slippers to feel like a queen in their own house. We love these sliders from SHEPHY - high quality and super stylish.

7th Heaven Face Masks19 of 24

7th Heaven Face Masks

Having some time to let your skin rest from make-up is going to do wonders, but you should also invest in some face masks to keep skin hydrated and feeling good. Think of it this way: every day is pamper day.

Weighted Blanket For Adults and Kids20 of 24

Weighted Blanket For Adults and Kids

Significantly heavier than standard duvets and quilts, weighted blankets can help improve sleep quality as they promote the production of melatonin. Weighted blankets can also alleviate stress and anxiety for many so if you're feeling a little anxious right now, it's a great investment.

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AmazonBasics Foldable Storage Cubes

One of the best things you can do with your spare time is clean out your wardrobes and storage spaces. Live your best Marie Kondo life with these storage baskets, ideal for shoes, accessories or even clothing.

'Peace Lily' House Plant22 of 24

'Peace Lily' House Plant

Another one for your plant collection, a Peace Lily will light up your room and make you feel calm.

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Infinity Yoga Mat

Yoga's one of those activities you can do anywhere - especially in your living room. Find some YouTube or Instagram tutorials, kick off your shoes and prepare to feel zen.

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Plastic Storage Boxes with Lids

Got plans to tidy up your house while you're at home? These storage boxes are great for the pantry, those loose electrical bits and bobs you have lying around or your cupboard under the stairs.

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