Billy Joel on vinyl, Drew Barrymore’s air fryer and more


Inspiring real-life faves that are flying off the shelves. (Photo: Walmart)

Everybody knows that Walmart is a go-to for the basics — groceries, household essentials — but it’s so much more than that. The place is a treasure trove of incredible finds, including products loved by celebrities, hard-to-find brands and, of course, customer favorites backed by oodles of rave reviews.

Whether you’re looking for a gift or for personal essentials, Walmart has you covered — and these 15 cult favorites are a great place to get started. Many of the gems are exclusive to Walmart, like Billy Joel on vinyl, Drew Barrymore’s kitchen accessories and The Pioneer Woman’s home line, so you’ll only be able to shop them here.

Some say that music sounds best on a record, and this vinyl edition of Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” — exclusive to Walmart — is proof. Listen to some of the famed singer/songwriter’s biggest hits, like You’re My Home and Captain Jack, in this vintage way and remember the classics the way they were meant to be heard.

The natural secret to falling asleep more quickly? melatonin. But if you can never remember to take your supplements, this easy spray, which features the sleep-regulating hormone plus soothing lavender and chamomile essential oils, will have you in dreamland in no time.

“Zzzzzzzzz no more counting sheep for me,” one happy reviewer says. “A couple sprays and you’re out! The smell is amazing, fast acting, doesn’t leave any residue. Overall this is a win win for me.”

If your mission in life is to have a Pioneer Woman kitchen, then there’s no better bang for your buck than these darling dish towels. Each set of four is a mix of coordinated solids and florals. If you’ve already got a few other items from Ree’s collection, these are sure to match. And rest assured, they’re as absorbent as they are adorable.

One five-star reviewer comments, “These are the best kitchen towels I’ve ever had, and I am glad I got them. Well worth the money. My kitchen is looking good with so many of the Pioneer Woman’s things.”

Quality wireless earbuds don’t have to cost three figures! This high definition pair is less than $20, and will offer you up to 15 hours of playtime. They pair easily with your phone via Bluetooth, and deliver deep bass and clear treble.

“I listen to music constantly,” one reviewer comments. “I have various pairs of earbuds and headphones but these are by far the best. They fit in my ear perfectly and they are great to use outside when I cut grass or do whatever outside. The charging case is so nice and easy to use. I absolutely love these earbuds!”

If you’re looking to get the perfect sear on meat, you’ll need a cast iron skillet in your arsenal. This 8-inch option from Lodge features great heat distribution and retention to help cook your food evenly. You can also stick it in the oven, directly onto a grill or even on a campfire.

“We are just 2 old people here now and this little pan is just right for so many meals for us,” one reviewer says. “It fries well, it browns well, it simmers well. I love that Lodge is made in the USA. Just wash it, dry it and grease it and it’s ready for the next time.” Catch it on sale!

Add a touch of pizzaz to your sweet tea with this durable vintage-inspired glassware. It’s dishwasher safe, so cleanup us easy, after a few drinks on the porch. This set of four glasses is also available in clear glass and in a warm plum tone.

One reviewer says, “My daughter and I love these tumblers. They are such excellent quality and they are beautiful. Who knew quality could be so affordable!”

This stunning air fryer — exclusive to Walmart — is so much more than an attractive addition to your countertop. It features two separate baskets, which allows you to cook two types of food two different ways simultaneously. You can even program different cooking times for each basket. With a large nine-quart capacity, it’s perfect for families (you can fit a ten pound turkey in there, if you like!).

“This Digital Air Fryer is amazing,” one happy reviewer writes. “I had no idea how great an air fryer would be until I finally got one. I love the matte finish…very elegant. It’s a great size for a big family, easy to use, no mess, and easy to clean up .”

If you’re constantly fishing hair out of your drain, this little gizmo is a life-saver. It catches all those strands and ties them neatly around itself, so you’ll never have to snake your drain again. To empty it, just pull it out, remove the hair, and re-insert. magic!

“If you shed hair or even don’t, just get this for your drain,” one shopper shared. “You’ll be happy (and disgusted) with how much hair actually falls down your drain.” More that one shower in your house? Get a Tum Shroom for each.

No need to spend north of $100 for an effective skincare serum — in fact, you don’t even have to spend $25. This L’Oreal serum is packed with ingredients that fight signs of aging, including hyaluronic acid, which naturally attracts a high level of moisture in the skin. It has nearly 8,000 five-star reviews to back it up.

“This product is awesome!” shares one shopper. “It’s hard for me to find something that does not irritate my skin and delivers hydration, and I’m glad I finally found it. It’s very light when applied, it hydrates and is easily absorbed by my skin, and leaves no residue, truly amazing!”

Whether you need a new vac or want to supplement your existing one, this Bissell is an unbeatable choice. It’s incredibly lightweight yet super powerful, and can easily tackle deeply embedded dirt, dust, hair and more on both hard and soft surfaces. It also comes with plenty of onboard tools, like a crevice and dusting brush and an extension wand.

“I had no idea my house was so dirty!” a shopper noted. “I was skeptical at first because of the price, but this thing sucked up everything with breeze. I have two dogs who constantly shed and a cat, plus I have long hair, this thing took care of it like nothing.”

No need to bust out your gigantic blender every time you want to make a quick morning smoothie — this mini does the job with way less cleanup needed. It’s small but mighty, and with a 200-watt blade that pulverizes ice, fruits and veggies like a pro, it can make the perfect smoothie in seconds. It can make more than fruity drinks too — whip up a frozen cocktail, salsas, dips and more. There’s even a recipe book to help inspire you.

“I love my Magic Bullet so much so that I purchased a second one for my office,” one reviewer raved. “It is compact, easy to use, and has even improved some of my eating habits. It’s a great product. My only regret is that I didn’t purchase it sooner.”

Drew Barrymore’s Beautiful line of cookware might be a relatively recent addition to Walmart shelves, but it’s legendary already — it sold out almost immediately. Perhaps it’s the innovative color options (sage green, anyone?), but we think it’s the combination of truly gorgeous design and serious function. One stand out? A touchscreen coffeemaker with a brushed gold handle.

“I love this coffeemaker,” shared a shopper. “Stylish and yet extremely functional. It has a beautiful gold trim on the handle…. It works perfectly. Great-tasting coffee and easy to use. I love that this line has such a nice style to it and looks great on the counter.”

Your skin picks up a lot of…stuff — dirt, dust, lint, oils. The best way to slough it all away is with an excellent scrub, and Walmart shoppers swear by this one by Dove. It uses crushed macadamia nuts (yum!) to polish off all sorts of debris, while rice milk gently hydrates and nourishes your skin.

“Smells absolutely wonderful and is great for the skin!” a shopper declared. “Use this on any part of your body to leave it smelling nice and feeling smooth as ever.”

It can be tough to buy bedding without physically getting a chance to touch it, but if nearly 1,800 five-star reviewers are to be trusted, this set is absolutely divine. It’s available in a ton of different colors and comes with two pillowcases, a fitted sheet, and a flat sheet. The fitted sheet has an extra-deep pocket, so it’s easy to tuck into your mattress. Some colors are on sale, too.

“We LOVE them! My fiancé hates top sheets and actually uses this one. Very soft and lightweight (we personally like that), and the straps to secure them to the mattress have been game changing. I bought a second set.”

This mega-gentle cleanser is fragrance-free, pH-balanced, and recommended by countless dermatologists. It’s specially formulated for dry and sensitive skin, but if your skin needs a soothing clean, this is the cleanser to reach for.

“My skin is very sensitive and this works magic on it,” shared one of over 7,000 five-star shoppers. “I love to use it all the time. I try to wash my face in the morning and at night, and it feels really good. You can also use a cotton pad to wipe it off your skin…your skin feels super soft .”

While you’re shopping, consider signing up for Walmart+. In case you haven’t heard of it, Walmart+ is kind of like Amazon Prime. For a small flat fee— $13 a month or $98 a year — you get free shipping on unlimited orders of eligible merch, which can even include groceries. You receive your goods quickly — overnight, or in some cases, the very same day. There are no added fees. And sign up is easy; a risk-free trial gives you 30 days. Walmart+ can be a lifesaver as the holidays approach.

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