What Your AAA Editors Are Buying

From books to body pillows, here are the gifts and gadgets that we can't get enough of.
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During this time of year, more people are shopping online, trying to fill carts (and stockings) full of gifts for friends, families and even themselves. Sometimes it helps to get some inspiration in all the madness. Check out the things we loved over the past month. We think you’ll love them, too.

Sierra Barter, Social Media Manager

2021 Weekly & Monthly Planner Simplified by Emily Ley

Why do you love this item? 

“Even though I am Google Calendar obsessed, I also love keeping a paper planner for appointments, birthdays and general reminders. I love Emily Ley’s planners and have used them for a few years – they are bright, well-organized and I love the fun pineapple print.”

Sarah Hopkins, Content Producer

WhatsBedding Full Body Pillow for Adults

Why do you love this item?

“After years of being a side-sleeper, I finally caved and bought a body pillow. I had always thought it was kind of a silly idea, that it would take up too much space in my bed or that I wouldn’t like it. I couldn’t have been more wrong. I sleep with this body pillow every night, my arms and legs locked around it like I’m a koala. It’s pure bliss, and I fall asleep a lot faster than I used to. Life is all about collecting a series of pillows for more and more specific purposes.”

“What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat” by Aubrey Gordon

Why do you love this item? 

“I love nonfiction books, especially nonfiction that reveals the misconceptions we’ve been living with all our lives. “What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Fat” by Aubrey Gordon is about the destructive and false notions that society has about weight, fatness and fat people. It’s part memoir, part sociological study and part cultural criticism. If you have a body (and I think you do), it’s one of the most important books you’ll ever read.”

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Andrew Sheldon, Content Producer

Tramontina Nonstick Pan

Why do you love this item?

“After a particularly devastating omelet experience I knew it was time for a new pan. I was looking for something that a) was actually nonstick and b) didn’t break the bank. This one fits the bill and I use it every day.”

Dana Laverty, Copy Editor

“A Promised Land” by Barack Obama

Why do you love this item? 

“I haven’t started reading it yet, but I’m sure I’ll love it! This is the first volume in Barack Obama’s presidential memoirs, and I’m sure it will be filled with tales of hope, grace, perseverance and statesmanship.”

Plastic Acrylic Nail Art Soak Off Cap Clip

Why do you love this item?

“Tis the season when I start wearing lots of sparkly nail polish, and anyone who loves glittery polish knows it’s a BEAR to take off. So I just wrap a pad soaked in nail polish remover around my fingernails and hold them in place with these clips for about 5 minutes. Voila! The glitter comes off easy-peasy. And only $4.99. What’s not to love?”

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Still looking for the perfect gift? Join the gift-giving experts from the AAA Discounts team for a live stream event at noon on 12/09. We’ll discuss creative gift ideas, shopping from home, delivery dos and don’ts and how to use AAA discounts for your whole shopping list.

So what have you bought online lately? Have you started your holiday shopping? Share your recommendations with us in the comments below! 


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