Best Buy is big in the way of digital entertainment—you might have stopped by its website looking for a new monitor and been surprised to see a new Funko POP figure on the home page. Keep digging and you'll see just how much variety the store has. There’s a lot out there, so we’ve compiled some of the best-reviewed products that you never knew Best Buy stocked. Whether you’re looking for a hairdryer, binoculars, or anything in between, Best Buy may just be your surprising solution.
1. Dyson's powerful (and popular) hair dryer
When this hairdryer came out, it was all the rage—and reviewers agree that it still holds up to the hype. When we tested this model, which was the first hair dryer developed by Dyson, we found it to be both effective and sleek-looking.
Reviewers used this powerful Dyson hairdryer to cut down the time they spent on their morning routine, and with three speed settings and customizable features, you can adapt this hairdryer to do whatever you need for your hair type. Many hairstylists reviewed and recommended this hair dryer, and if that’s still not selling you, it also looks like a hairdryer the Jetsons might use.
2. LEGOs to help take your mind off of things
That's right—Best Buy sells LEGOS. This LEGO set is an excellent choice for creatives and is a great activity for engaging kids with something imaginative while they’re at home. It boasts 484 bricks in a variety of colors and sizes. Reviewers enjoyed giving this set as a gift and many recommended it based on how much their kids enjoyed exploring their own creativity through the set.
3. The coveted Instant Pot
You may not run to Best Buy for the latest kitchen appliances, but maybe you should. The tech giant carries the Instant Pot line, including one of our editors' favorites, the Instant Pot Smart WiFi 6-Quart Multi-Use Pressure Cooker. This model is one of the best pressure cookers we've tested—it can be controlled by your smartphone, it self-sanitizes, and it does an incredible job preparing foods in a short period of time.
4. A classic board game with a Star Wars theme
Now is the time to invest in board games, especially ones that will allow you to kill time for a few hours. You can't do better than the classics—Monopoly is a perfect game to eat up a few hours, and with an updated Star Wars theme, it will keep everyone engaged. Reviewers loved giving this as a gift and recommended it for Star Wars fans.
5. A Mario Kart plush for when you need something to hug
We all know and love Toad, right? Get your very own Nintendo plush, in either the Toad variety, or three other characters. They're large enough to serve as accent pillows, but loveable enough to standalone as new stuffed animals for your collection.
Reviewers loved how large and soft these plushes were and many gave them as gifts. Send it to a nerdy friend in need of some joy, or buy one for yourself.
6. An AeroGarden for growing herbs
Is there anything better than garnishing your meal with fresh herbs? I'd say growing your own herbs in your kitchen could be better—especially if you pick up an AeroGarden like this one, which allows you to grow your own herbs and vegetables indoors with no soil. The system uses soil pods, liquid plant food, and fake sunlight to help your plants grow without the mess. Reviewers love it—they give it 4.7 out of 5 stars, saying the plants take a while to grow, but the results are well worth it.
7. A popular water bottle in three great colors
I know several people that swear by this Takeya water bottle, and in a time when staying hydrated is more important than ever, this is a great investment. Made with stainless steel and featuring a spill-resistant lid (deeply important), this water bottle is a perfect item to keep close at hand.
Reviewers used this water bottle for hot and cold beverages and loved taking it on the go.
8. An Infinity gauntlet (no, seriously)
Who wouldn’t want to feel a little powerful right now? This great item from Marvel is a great gift for anyone looking to add to their Marvel collection. It features all six Infinity stones, as well as light and sound effects. Reviewers called this item a “collector’s must have” and loved to channel their inner Iron Man with it.
9. An electric razor so you can maintain your style
We now know that shows like The 100 are potentially misadvertising how great everyone’s facial hair would look mid-apocalypse—no fear, this razor by Panasonic is here to help. This razor comes in an automatic cleaning and charging station and boasts 14,000 cycles per minute to achieve a smooth, perfect shave. Reviewers loved how the cleaning system made the razor feel fresh with every use and the close, clean shave it gave them.
10. A Nespresso to keep you alive and kickin’
I swear by our Nespresso. It's my rock in these hard times. The most reliable thing we own. Stay caffeinated with the Nespresso VertuoPlus, which allows you to make coffee and espresso drinks. Reviewers used this product to cut coffee shops out of their daily routine and loved replacing their old coffee makers with the Nespresso. The best part? You can recycle the pods.
11. An air purifier to clear things out
This beautifully designed, futuristic air purifier and fan is a great addition for your home or apartment. It purifies up to 172 square feet of air and comes with a remote so you can control it from a distance. Reviewers with allergies or dust issues in their home recommended this product. Some reviewers said that the fan is a little louder than they would have preferred, so keep that in mind before purchasing.
12. Some bourbon soap
Who knew Best Buy had soap? This Big Bourbon soap by Duke Cannon Supply Co. offers and oak bourbon barrel scent and would be a great item to send someone as its both cheery and practical. Reviewers recommended not dropping this product on your toes since it’s quite hefty, and several people noted that it was a great price for the product. Personally, I just love any product that uses bourbon.
13. An actual arcade game
Ever miss playing those retro games at the arcade? Well now you don't have to—just buy your own arcade game from Best Buy and you'll stay entertained for days (and have an incredibly cool conversation starter). This particular arcade cabinet comes with four versions of Golden Tee, an arcade golf game. Reviewers are obsessed, saying the arcade fits in well with collector decor. They even stress that the game quality is similar to what it was when the game was made, so no fears about poor remastering.
14. Lovely, high-powered binoculars you’ll have forever
My dad’s binoculars were always an exciting thing to see in the midst of packing, because they meant we were going somewhere with incredible landscapes or wildlife. Make some memories with these binoculars, which boast rubber armor for excellent grip and BaK4 Pro Porro prisms for image clarity. Reviewers lauded the color fidelity these binoculars offer and recommended them for their great value for the price.
15. A remote starter for your car
Love smart home tech? Check out this remote car starter, which... well... does exactly what you'd think. With a 1,000 ft. range and several remote start features (including Hot and Cold Start) this remote start kit will transform anyone’s morning routine. Over 1,000 reviewers agreed that this remote starter was a great addition to their vehicle and many said they got great value for the price.
16. Office desks, chairs, and more
Best Buy may not be the first place you think to look when shopping for new furniture, but they do have quite a variety of pieces to choose from. Bestsellers in this category include a gaming chair with more than 200 reviews, a gaming desk that comes in five different colors, and a full office workstation featuring six different shelves. In a time where high-quality office desks are hard to find, you may just find a diamond in the rough at Best Buy.
17. A host of Funko POP figures
You can expect to pick up video games and movies from Best Buy, but Funko POP figures? It's probably not the first store that comes to mind. But Best Buy actually has a wide selection of Funko POP figures on its site, from video game characters like Sora to the only fictional character who got us through 2019, Baby Yoda. There are literally hundreds of figures to sift through, and Best Buy has a price match guarantee, meaning if you spot the same figure at a different site for a better price, you can get it at Best Buy for the same cost.
18. Our favorite electric toothbrush
Ah yes, Best Buy, the first place I think of when I think about... oral hygiene. OK maybe not, but you can pick up the best electric toothbrush we tested. The Oral-B SmartSeries Pro 3000 is effective, snazzy, and easy-to-use. If you're ready to spring for an electric toothbrush, this is the one we recommend. It has a long battery life and port that holds an additional four toothbrush heads, so you don't have to run around your bathroom trying to remember where you stored your spares.
19. An indoor composter for your food waste
We're big fans of composting, we just had no idea you could purchase an indoor composter at Best Buy. This machine breaks down food into soil in three to eight hours, allowing you to dump your new soil into your garden without feeling guilty about your food waste. The best part? It's small—like easily-lives-on-your-counter small, which is quite different from other composting machines we've seen.
20. Some pretty sweet socks
That's right—Best Buy sells socks, and not just any socks, but collectible socks featuring your favorite characters from video games and movies. You can pick up a pair of five-star Pokemon socks, or a pair of gray crew socks with a subtle Zelda emblem. Either way, you'll have fun showing them off and then telling people, "Now guess where I got them."
- Get the Pokemon Crew Socks from Best Buy for $11.99
- Get The Legend of Zelda Casual Crew Socks from Best Buy for $11.99
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.