Shopping habits have changed this year due to the cost of living crisis
Data from Yahoo! Search UK shows internet users are looking for air fryers, heated clothes racks and electric blankets
Other popular products include technology and gadgets such as Apple’s iPhone14 and Ring Doorbells
Read on to see the other most wanted products of 2022 and where to buy them.
This year, more than ever, we’ve been on the hunt for discounts, deals, and smart buys to help you weather the cost of living crisis.
As the year draws to a close, we dug into the data to highlight the most searched products of 2022 on Yahoo! Search UK.
The energy crisis has had a huge influence on popular shopping themes this year, as we’ve all been keen to find innovative ways to cook and stay warm at home. It’s no surprise, then, that air fryers, electric blankets and heated drying racks have caught everyone’s attention.
From Ring doorbells to the Dyson Airwrap, the diverse list includes a mix of tech gadgets, smart kitchen utensils and hair styling tools.
The most searched Yahoo UK products in 2022
Ninja was the most searched-for air fryer brand of the year, with its air fryers and multicookers sold repeatedly.
Compact and cheaper to run than electric ovens, it’s no surprise buyers are eager to buy them.
Other popular air fryer brands also include Tower, Tefal, Aldi, Cosori and Salter who offer slightly more affordable air fryers from £29.99.
Ninja AF100UK Air Fryer | £129.99 from Ninja
Gaming fans were eager to get their hands on the elusive PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which has been selling steadily since its first launch in November 2020.
Both offer a super-fast SSD that sped up load times, as well as 3D audio technology and adaptive triggers on the controllers to make gameplay as realistic as possible.
The PlayStation 5 sells for £449.99, while the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition will cost you £389.99. Third-party resellers such as Argos, Very, and Currys are player favorites for new drops.
PlayStation 5 Digital Edition | £389.99 from game
Apple iPhone 14
The iPhone 14, recently released this year by Apple, didn’t see much change in design, but an impressive list of new features internally.
It has an improved front and rear camera, satellite connectivity and collision detection, as well as a 6.1-inch OLED display and a super-fast Apple A15 bionic chip. It’s no wonder it has remained popular throughout the year.
As with all Apple products, it’s not cheap and will set you back £849 for 128GB, £959 for 256GB or £1,179 for 512GB.
iPhone 14 | £849 from Apple
Another popular console this year was the Nintendo Switch, the one we imagine will be on many Christmas lists.
Still incredibly popular, it’s another great investment, starting at £299.99. However, throughout the year there are flash sales thanks to Amazon Prime Day and Black Friday, so if you want to pick one up, be sure to check your calendar for those big shopping times to grab one. good deal.
Boasting up to nine hours of battery life, connectivity to your TV using TV mode, and the option to play competitive or cooperative multiplayer anywhere, this is the one of the smartest ways to enjoy video games.
Nintendo Switch | £259.99 from Argos
Wearable technology has also proven popular, and despite competition from Garmin, Samsung and Fitbit, it was the Apple Watch that topped Yahoo searches.
It’s got a sleek design and interchangeable watch straps, but besides looking good it’s an easy way to set, monitor and track your workouts and sleep, and with its Bluetooth capabilities you can also use it to listen to music, answer texts and take calls.
If you’re new to an Apple Watch, we suggest you opt for the Apple Watch SE model, which costs slightly less than the Series 8 and Ultra models.
Apple Watch SE 2022 | £259 from John Lewis
It’s no surprise that video doorbells have seen a boom in popularity. Since many jobs remain hybrid or entirely remote, no one likes missing packages, so it’s a handy tech addition to invest in.
Being indoors much more than five years ago means we are more in tune than ever with what is happening outside our door.
They are also ideal for added security when you are on vacation or have pets (i.e. cats) that like to walk around.
Amazon’s own brand, Ring Doorbell, is a retailer bestseller thanks to its easy setup and affordable price. It’s wireless and has two-way talk, so you can hear and talk to anyone from your smartphone, and get instant notifications when someone presses your doorbell or when there’s movement. detected.
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd Generation) | £59.99 (was £89.99) from Amazon
Heated clothes dryer
With heating bills at an all-time high, Yahoo users were looking for more economical ways to stay warm at home, leading to an increase in searches for heated clothes racks.
These compact, foldable models are sold at every conceivable retailer; Robert Dyas, Lakeand, Amazon, John Lewis, etc.
The best solution to avoid damp laundry this winter, or clothes hanging in the kitchen for days, it’s quickly become a staple for shoppers.
Our top pick is Aldi’s £39.99 Easy Home Heated Dryer, which is one of the most affordable models we’ve found.
Easy Home Heated Dryer | £39.99 from Aldi
Xbox series X
The game scored a hat trick this year in Yahoo searches, with the Xbox Series X rounding out the third gaming product on our list.
Delivering 4K Ultra HD gaming with 3D Spatial Sound and Dolby TrueHD with Atmos audio, it’s one of the best ways to experience truly immersive gameplay.
That’s not all, however, it can also be used for Blu-ray and streaming 4K TV shows.
Xbox series X | £449 from Currys
Searches for kitchen appliances, especially slow cookers, have also increased in 2022. These efficient appliances do all the work so you don’t have to and are a quick way to sort dinner time between large families.
Their cooking capabilities are also not limited, you can also use them to prepare soups, stews, cakes and jams.
Also perfect for small living spaces, most are versatile and can also steam, bake, grill, sear and sauté.
Ninja Foodi MAX Multicooker 9 in 1 7.5L OP500UK | £229.99 from Ninja
Dyson Air Wrap
Although the Dyson Airwrap isn’t new, in 2022 it unveiled a new blue and vinteca, and copper and nickel colors with updated attachments, meaning interest was at an all time high.
Speaking of its attachments, each uses air rather than heat to style the hair, minimizing any damage to your locks.
There are also two types: the Complete Airwrap and the Complete Long Airwrap, as you would expect the long version features a slightly longer barrel so more suitable for longer hair types.
Dyson Airwrap Multistyler | £479.99 from Dyson
Another winter warming product was electric blankets. These comfortable products meant that working from home or head to bed didn’t require two sweaters and socks to stay warm.
A cost-effective solution to soaring central heating bills, there are plenty of options under £50, and most have an automatic shut-off feature so you don’t have to worry about overheating.
This Premium Comfort double electric blanket was an Amazon bestseller and sold out steadily as shoppers rave that it’s “perfect for those cold winter nights!!”
Premium double comfort electric blanket | £44.99 from Amazon
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