There are some things in this world that seem too good to be true like winning the mega millions lotto, finding a romantic partner who shares your disdain for cilantro or happening on a five-star Amazon product. There's always a catch. Winning the lotto comes with adjusting to a new tax bracket, the picture-perfect partner is probably cilantro-curious, and a five-star Amazon item is likely buying fraudulent reviews. But finding genuine Amazon "unicorns" as we like to call them — products that receive almost universal praise from buyers — isn't impossible. It just requires lowering your expectations by 0.1 stars.
No item is perfect, but the products featured ahead are damn near it. Finding a 4.9-star item that's genuinely deserving of its rating (a.k.a. isn't spammed with fake reviews) is a rare experience; trust us, we searched far and wide and to find them. Since we're accustomed to seeing review sections subjected to the rants of angry customers, any product that receives this amount of collective praise is worth checking out. See our round-up of unicorn purchases ahead, before Karen decides to go and knock it down to a 4.8.
Dream Big Wall Art
This is the only true 5-star rated item on our list so far (the rest of our unicorns as we mentioned are solid 4.9s), and it's as cute as can be. The set of six woodland creatures prints are perfect for a nursery or to sweeten up your desk. They're handmade by an artist in North Carolina and she's got lots of artwork available on Amazon.
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars and 631 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I knew I wanted to decorate my daughter’s nursery with a forest animal theme. I looked around for pictures, and these stood out to me the most. The good reviews gave me confidence in my purchase! Needless to say, I am another 5-star review! These are soooo adorable and absolutely perfect! The artist is very talented, and the paintings are on a sturdy paper and definitely good quality." –HMC0819
Dream Big Printables Woodland Animals Wall Art Prints (Set of 6), $, available at Amazon
Fety High-Waisted Leggings With Pockets
The hunt for your perfect pair of black leggings ends here. Not only does this top-rated pair cost well under 20 buckeroos, come with both an Amazon's Choice and the 4.9-star-Unicorn stamp of approval, but it also features stretchy pockets (for, hello, holding the phone).
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 363 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I was looking for leggings I can wear comfortably for just about anything, and I have found it here! Excellent quality! They’re tight, but in the right way— they’re not constricting at all, in fact, they’re very breathable. The material is on the thicker side, rather soft, and surprisingly high quality. And they have pockets! Any woman looking to wear these understands the struggle of pockets. A few of the main selling points for these, when it comes to myself, was the fact that it comes in so a variety of sizes so I can be sure to find a pair that fits my body type, has pockets for things such as my phone to listen to music when I’m running, are seemingly high quality (but cheap price), has no piling, and has a waistband that doesn’t ’stick out’. The high waist is compressing, though isn’t uncomfortable. These fit amazing, and are exactly what I was looking for! I am so glad that I purchased these. 5/5 stars, and would recommend to anyone!" – Mystee Dawn
Fety High-Waisted Leggings With Pockets, $, available at Amazon
2020 Academic Weekly & Monthly Planner
This under-$10 planner may look simple, but that's exactly what makes it so special — according to 85% of reviewers who have given it the 5-star thumbs up. It features a no-fuss cover with a durable lay-flat spiral binding and an academic layout that includes monthly and weekly views.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 4,693 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "FINALLY! The planner I've been searching for. This thing is so perfect for my needs. I've returned two already for various reasons, but this one is sleek, simple, and uber-efficient with the monthly tabs. I especially like the size (smaller than an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper), so it's easy to fit into any bag I've got without becoming bulky (purse, backpack, a suitcase, you name it). I also love that it is spiral bound. Nothing like sitting in a meeting and having your book close on you. I can flip this one open and it's ready for consistent note-taking without having to crease and break a sewed/glued binding. In addition, the spiral binding is the perfect size for my favorite pen, which I usually have to clip to the outside of the spiral part. Annoying! This one holds my pen inside the spiral part, so I always have a pen ready to go. The cover is like an old school Five Star notebook (do people use those anymore?) so it will wick any water (or, let's be real, coffee) that may damage it. The cover will also never fold while stuffing it in your pack if you're in a rush and will protect the pages from folding/crinkling (a pet peeve of mine). The pages are nice and thick and, with a nice pen, feel like silk when writing. I am so much more organized with this agenda — no bells and whistles, but it's practical, sleek, and utilitarian. Love!" – Lydia Rose
BooQool 2020 Academic Weekly & Monthly Planner, $, available at Amazon
Cosmoplus Pack N' Play Crib Sheets
Crafted out of high-quality and super-soft jersey knit materials, this on-sale sheet set is ready to dress up your crib in affordable Unicorn-Club style.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 769 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "Oh my gosh!!!! So, after looking a while and reading reviews for sheets that would fit my mini crib and Pack N' Play, I finally received these in the mail today — and all I can say is holy shoot these are perfect! I wish more came in the pack. Not only are they incredibly soft, but they're stretchy and fit both my Pack N' Play and mini crib perfectly! I will be ordering more of these!" – Manda
Cosmoplus Pack N' Play Crib Sheets (2-Pack), $, available at Amazon
Esteez Women's Jersey Sport Dress
While this dress may only have 50 reviews, 91% of them are 5-star material — ranging from "Best dress ever!!!" to "Must. Buy. Dress." SO, with its size-inclusive fit, 65% cotton blend, and Amazon's Choice rating, we have no choice but to induct it into our Unicorn Hall Of Fame (with extra special comfy-chic-style honors).
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 50 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "This dress is AMAZING! Bought it to use as a swim dress/cover-up right before I went on vacation, and it was beyond perfect — lightweight, dries quickly, wasn’t clingy, and I wasn’t wearing a million layers of clothing to the pool in order to stay modest and also feel pretty. Such a worthwhile purchase and the price certainly can’t be beaten!" – Ahron
Esteez Nadia 3/4 Sleeve Sport Dress, Mesh Jersey, $, available at Amazon
Honati Air Purifier
This compact air purifier is small enough to hide undetected yet powerful enough to purify an entire room.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 552 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "It's very efficient, it works quietly that is perfect for my baby's bedroom, also has a nice night light. Includes 3 options for the fan, low, medium and high. I can set up the time for it works. I love the fan, it's like a clean air fan. I feel the air clean since the first day! This air purifier has a perfect size. Yes, I would recommend!"– Labevy
Honati Air Purifier, $, available at Amazon
Meowfia 100% Merino Wool Cat Cave
This cozy cat bed is the perfect hideout for your favorite feline. Each bed is handcrafted by artisans in Nepal with 100% all-natural wool. Even cats need to make eco-conscious shopping decisions.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,590 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I am a long-time cat-human. I am not easily impressed by cat merchandise, and, of course, neither are any of my cats. This Cat Cave Bed was not on the floor for two minutes when Emily jumped in and made herself at home immediately. Never have I had a cat bed where there was such an immediate two paws up. A half a second of inspection and bam, her new home. Highly recommended. And you can wash this thing. My cat loves it. – Peapodgrrl
MEOWFIA 100% Merino Wool Cat Cave, $, available at Amazon
Gold Armour Camping Hammock
A lightweight nylon hammock that rolls into a packable bag. It's perfect for camping be it in the great outdoors or your own backyard.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 170 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "…For durability, I'll give it an A+. I didn't get to use it much because all the kids were taking turns using it. There was a lot of "my turn, get out" going on, a lot of kids swinging each other trying to knock the other person out. It survived dozens of occupant switches, vigorous swinging, etc and is no worse for the wear. – Charles
Gold Armour Camping Hammock, $, available at Amazon
Sorbus Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack
Open counter space is enough of a precious commodity as is. This roll-up silicone mat comes in handy when you need a place to dry dishes or rinse off veggies and easily stores away after use.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 644 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "Multi-purpose and durable, not a common description these days. As a drying rack, it works well and since it's made of silicone it is easy to trim to the desired size. I use this for cleaning fruits and vegetables, defrosting meats. I have a second in the garage sink for washing and drying sports equipment. Excellent and simple product." – Azrc51
Sorbus Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack, $, available at Amazon
La La Lash Natural Eyelash Growth Serum
Forget costly lash extensions. This under-$15 lash and brow enhancing serum does the work for you.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 278 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I noticed a difference in my lashes and brows after about one week of use. My lashes are longer and my brows thicker. I put the product on daily at bedtime and it’s working!" – Dionell Bumbrey
La La Lash Natural Eyelash Growth Serum, $, available at Amazon
Le Gushe 24K Gold Under Eye Mask
A good eye mask doesn't have to set you back a hundred bucks. Reviewers gush that these cruelty-free 24K gold eye masks work almost instantly and only see better results with time.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,182 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "Words cannot describe how great these are! I am a mom of three girls and work a full-time job at an elementary school. I wake up at 5:30 a.m. on weekdays and 7 a.m. on weekends and go to bed around 11 p.m. every night. I always wake up looking like a zombie and pile on the concealer that seems to fade halfway through the day. I tried these on as soon as I got home. I washed my face and put on some moisturizer then placed these on. I'm not lying when I say that I saw instant results and that was just with ONE use! I can't wait to see further results with more usage in the future!" – Stephanie
Le Gushe 24K Gold Under Eye Mask, $, available at Amazon
KomalC Genuine Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag
These genuine-leather doppkits are handmade by a small family business based in Chicago. Buyers consistently note the great quality and size for its modest price.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,259 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I am a frequent traveler and travel constantly…for business as well as leisure travel…The problem is finding gear that will hold up and survives the abuse. I now carry Komal's leather duffel, toiletry, and messenger bag and could not be happier with the fine quality and heavy-duty craftsmanship. The leather is thick and heavy hide that is sure to stand the test of time and the abuse that comes with long travels. The zippers, snaps, clips, and even the leather and non-leather material, liners, etc are all very high quality and the craftsmanship is second to none. – Timekeeper
KomalC Genuine Buffalo Leather Toiletry Bag, $, available at Amazon
Fixbody 10-piece Makeup Brush Set
This full face and eye brush set is the perfect starter kit for anyone just getting into makeup. Users rave about the brushes' durability and quality even after giving them a wash.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 583 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "These makeup brushes are amazing and comparable to my expensive brushes that I have sworn by for years. I was buying these for my 13-year-old daughter, but I was so impressed with the quality I decided to toss my expensive brushes so I could keep these for myself! I then ordered 2 more sets for my sister and daughter! The foundation brush is my absolute favorite as it helps to apply evenly and effectively for a flawless finish. I am self-conscious about an age spot on my face, but you would never know it was there with the help of these brushes. This has also helped to step up my eye shadow game and inspired me to try out new looks from utilizing tutorials. Great product!!!" – Humbleex
Fixbody Makeup Brush Set, $, available at Amazon
Lampat Dimmable LED Desk Lamp
Great for any workspace, this LED desk lamp comes can adjust to five different brightness levels. It also comes with a convenient USB charging port so you don't have to sacrifice any more outlet space.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 7,298 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "My home office desk has to do duty for low evening mood lighting, high-intensity daytime accountant's papers, and everything in between. I started using this lamp one week ago…I bought it for the color options and it has totally changed my daily life. The options, both as to intensity and color scale, are myriad…my early morning and late evening computer or desk work no longer jolt me into some alternate time universe, but keep me right where I want and need to be. Highly recommended, even by this penurious accountant." – Henry
Lampat Dimmable LED Desk Lamp, $, available at Amazon
BeeGreen Foldable Reusable Grocery Bags
With this eco-friendly set of reusable bags, you get not one, not two, but five different pattern options. They're made up of a durable, waterproof Nylon that works well for groceries, laundry, shopping trips, and everything in between.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,339 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I love these bags so much! I take them everywhere with me, which is super easy to do since they fold up so small I can just carry them in my purse! Gone are the days of being charged 5 cents a bag for paper bags at my grocery store! They are so sturdy and hold so many groceries. One of these bags easily holds 3 plastics bags worth of groceries. It's not a matter of what THEY can hold, It's what YOU can carry! I have tested their strength by loading the bag as heavy as I could possibly stand to lift them, and they didn't rip or tear in the slightest. I even use these at Costco. I also get a lot of compliments on them as well! I also had no issue folding them back up into their little sleeve. I will be buying many more of these!" – Gene Wickman
BeeGreen Foldable Reusable Grocery Bags, $, available at Amazon
Casfuy Professional 2-Speed Pet Nail Trimmer
Skip the stressful (and often pricey) groomer visit with an at-home pet nail trimmer. This device boasts thousands of positive reviews from pet owners of all breeds.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 3,986 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "My golden retriever-Shepard mix absolutely hates to have his nails clipped; it’s always been a stressful process, whether done by the vet or at home. I’ve tried several versions of expensive clippers to no avail. I had just resigned myself to feeling like I’m torturing my poor, aging buddy, and to trimming only a nail a month to reduce his stress. I randomly saw this grinder on a “things on amazon your dog needs” list and decided to buy it. It’s amazing! I’d never tried a grinder before and assumed it [would] be loud or cause a lot of vibration. My dog was skittish at first, so I tried only one nail and rewarded him with treats. Within a few short sessions I was able to groom all of his significantly overgrown nails to a healthy, comfortable length, and with no stress or discomfort for Moe! It’s really quiet, light, and comfortable to hold. It’s rechargeable and the battery lasts forever – did all his nails on one charge. They were getting seriously long too, to the point that they were beginning to touch the ground and cause him discomfort. No more! I can’t recommend this product highly enough!" – L. Jones
Casfuy Professional 2-Speed Pet Nail Trimmer, $, available at Amazon
Miuco Bamboo Handbag
We don't typically like to enable knock-offs, but considering Cult Gaia is far from the original designer of the bamboo ark bag, this more affordable version gets the green light as a suitable alternative in our book.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 951 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "Earlier this year I saw a woman with a purse like this in Puerto Rico and knew I had to find one for myself! I purchased the small size and found it PERFECT. The wood pieces give just enough of a glimpse into the contents for it to be intriguing. I also put a small clutch inside to hold my credit cards and cash. I throw my iPhone into the empty bag with no issues. The bag comes with an adorable separate sash that can be put on or removed whenever. It's a nice design touch. I've used it on trips to vineyards and summer pool parties and have received so many compliments. I can't recommend enough!" – Christine, NYC
Miuco Bamboo Handbag, $, available at Amazon
Joycuff Personalized Engraved Mantra Cuff
This stainless steel customizable cuff makes for a great personalized gift. You can choose from a handful of "hidden" messages to be written on the inside of the bracelet for just your giftee to glimpse.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,454 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "This came at the perfect time. I’ve had it on my wishlist forever, and finally decided to treat myself. I wanted this because sometimes I just need the reminder to hold on and keep going…My best friend lost her mother the day I received it, and I put it on the day I took her to the funeral home to make the final arrangements. While I was getting dressed and putting it on I kept thinking of how much she needed this. It wouldn’t leave my mind…I took it off told her I couldn’t stop thinking of how she needed this. When I handed it to her I told her to read the inside. My friend hasn’t smiled once in the three days since her mother passed, but when she read it she smiled and has continued to say it is perfect. This cuff is the gift that keeps giving in my opinion. And I will be purchasing another one as soon as I decide to splurge for myself again. Hopefully something terrible like this doesn’t happen again, but if it does I know this will help to lift anyone’s spirit during a dark time. – Alex
Joycuff Personalized Engraved Mantra Cuff, $, available at Amazon
Nifty K-Cup Carousel
Who knew a simple lazy susan could cause such a frenzy? Customers love this compact storage carousel which can hold up to 35 single-serve coffee pods at a time.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 4,385 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "What's not too like about this piece! It looks retro, modern and chic at the same time, swivel around so that I can pick my flavor of the day and very sturdy so that the cups don't go flying. It is also compact for my little kitchen and looks adorable next to my mini Keurig. Love the item, love the pice! I got mine in black and keep on getting compliments from my guests." – Mfrance74
Nifty K-Cup Carousel, $, available at Amazon
Chanasya Positive Energy Sherpa Microfiber Throw Blanket
If you need a thoughtful gift or are just looking to add some more positive chi to your home, look no further. Your spirits are sure to be uplifted when bundled in both its warmth and its array of positive messages.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,664 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "Bought this for my wife, who has stomach cancer, couldn't wait to give it to her after surgery, so I gave it to her early. Glad I did she loves it! Very very soft, she sleeps with it, and throws it on her chair with her, she's 5'4" tall and this is plenty long enough for her, she loves the colors, and writing. If you know someone struggling with disease or just needs something to bring them comfort, you can't go wrong with this throw, hope this helps." – Marty
Chanasya Positive Energy Sherpa Microfiber Throw Blanket, $, available at Amazon
MagicPro Portable Steamer
If you're looking to cut down the amount of time it takes to properly iron out your clothes, it's time to invest in a steamer. This one is portable and works fast meaning you'll never have to be late for work, with creased khakis to bat, again.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 1,904 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "I’ve placed 134 orders in the past 6 months. I can say with 100% certainty that this is one of the best purchases I’ve made. I am elated that it was a $13 purchase…I had never used a steamer prior to using this one. I have recently begun ironing my clothes at the ripe age of 29 (I know, I know). But this steamer is a game changer! I steamed a pair of pants in maybe 2 minutes. They looked great and didn’t have the iron wrinkles and/or marks! Love!…I would recommend it to friends, family, the checkout lady at the grocery store, absolute strangers, everyone. – Hara Serter
MagicPro Portable Steamer, $, available at Amazon
The Magical Unicorn Society Book
Hey, it's an actual unicorn! This stunning, illustrated book makes a beautiful gift for a child or anyone who'd enjoy reading up on the whimsical world of unicorns.
Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars and 125 reviews
Lookie-loo, it's a unicorn!, review: "All in all — I am seriously impressed by this book.
The fun and fabulous way Selwyn wrote about unicorns set the tone perfectly.
He spends a little time talking about the different breeds, what they are known for, their special powers and histories. It was so cool to "learn" about the species! In between the species spotlights, there were sections about unicorn habitats and habits.
In addition, the illustrations were more than a little amazing. Every page had these gorgeous full-color illustrations. They were beyond impressive. The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook was a fun way to spruce up the genre and I will definitely be picking up a copy for my younger cousins!" – Miranda Reads
Helen Dardik The Magical Unicorn Society Official Handbook, $, available at Amazon
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