The ET Style team does a lot of shopping. And after a year as memorable as this one, it feels nearly impossible to condense some of our favorite product finds into a single story. But, since we're all about sharing, consider this as the crème de la crème review of 2021's most essential fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle products that we've not only purchased, but have also truly loved.
If you're looking for some recommended items to get your hands on in 2022, consider this your official product guide -- courtesy of the ET Style team. Ahead, shop our team's favorite product finds that we bought (and completely loved) in 2021. Plus, check out our review of the Flower Beauty setting spray, and shop the best gifts under $50 on Amazon.
UGG Classic II Boot
These classic UGG boots are perfect for any season. Plus, this style sees a chic upgrade with its soft lining that has been crafted from genuine shearling.
"Call me basic, but I am thrilled that UGGs are finally back in vogue. They're the crocs of the winter. No one cares that they're ugly, they are so comfortable!" -Charlotte
The celeb-loved Amavii Sunglasses have been spotted on everyone from Gigi Hadid to Khloe Kardashian -- and for good reason. Unlike other frames, these glasses are made from an aerospace titanium that claims to help provide more durability -- plus, it's heat and rust resistant.
"These sunglasses are such a worthwhile investment. Beyond their unique collection of frames, I also love the fact that Amavii prioritizes sustainability and will actually plant one tree for every pair of sunglasses sold through Trees.org. Chic and eco-friendly!" -Kyley
Teddy Overcoats are totally having a moment right now -- and with winter temperatures finally here, they're a worthwhile investment too. This particular style is made of a recycled polyester material and features front buttons for added outfit versatility.
"I bought it on a whim, but it's so cozy, I could sleep in it. I'm wearing it as much as I can before it goes the way of skinny jeans." -Rachel
This water-based formula works to provide a visible glow, all while addressing skin discoloration and enlarged pores. Plus, it's vegan!
"This is so effective at combatting maskne. I pat a couple of drops on my face before running errands to help keep my skin clear of breakouts. I love that it controls oil and makes my skin look so smooth and poreless." -Sophie
This glossy, liquid eyeshadow glides on easy and is available in five, red-hued colors.
"I've yet to find a product from Selena Gomez's Rare Beauty line that I haven't been obsessed with -- but the liquid eyeshadow is especially great. The formula stays fresh all day and is so much easier to work with than a classic powder eyeshadow." -Kyley
Tower 28's Beauty SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray is a purifying spray which relies on a hypochlorous acid ingredient to give your skin a boost and help repair damaged areas.
"The Tower 28 Daily Rescue Facial Spray has become an essential in my skincare and makeup routines. It helps to wake up my skin every morning and keep my face looking healthy and refreshed -- even through the drier winter months." -Kyley
SkinCeuticals is the dermatologist-approved brand behind the beloved skincare products used by Hailey Bieber, Tracee Ellis Ross, Sienna Miller and more.
This is one of the few Hyaluronic Acid serums I've found that produces results almost immediately after use, so it gives your skin an instant glow and plumpness. The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid is equally great, too." -Kyley
This stainless steel espresso machine brings the flavors of specialty coffee right into the comforts of your own home. It also boasts an integrated grinder feature which speeds up the brewing process.
"Since working from home, my husband and I found ourselves both missing our weekday routines of afternoon coffee breaks with co-workers, so we treated ourselves to this easy-to-use espresso machine. It has a really nice built-in grinder and milk frother that allows us to make delicious lattes in 5 minutes. Unlike some other machines that force you to use their brand of espresso, we love that we can use our own coffee beans from our favorite local roaster. It's perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up!" -Sophie
This air filtration system has over a thousand 4-star reviews and works to destroy any existing pollutants within spaces of up to 600 sq. ft. Plus, it also boasts a filter auto-refill program and (according to the retailer) does not emit ozone.
"I love my Molekule air purifiers. It helps eliminate and prevent odor, allergens, bacteria and more. Plus, these air purifiers are NOT an eyesore." -Amy
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Real-Life Tales of Black Girl Magic
This book is actually the fourth installment in the New York Times best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series, and it features the stories of 100, fierce and "barrier-breaking" Black women.
"I love this book for my friends with kids. Bonus: This book is on Oprah's Favorite Things list for 2021." -Doriean
This corded electric-powered projector features soothing effects that easily recreate the magic of the night sky on the walls of your own home.
"I originally bought this for my 4- and 6-year old nephews, but loved it so much I got it for myself. It's the perfect amount of light to fall asleep to and counting stars is just as soothing now as it was when you were a child." -Charlotte