Best of 2020: The Most Creative Products Everyone Wanted This Year

Best Creative Products of 2020

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The year 2020 might be one that everyone wants to forget. But while we all spent (and let’s face it, continue to spend) a lot of time at home, the things around us became more important than ever. From engaging activities to must-have wearables, we're looking back on the year through creative products.

You can’t talk about 2020 without mentioning puzzles. The resurgence of this beloved activity made them a hot-ticket item during the lockdowns in early spring. Our favorites combined the tranquil—and sometimes delightfully maddening—activity with art and ingenuity. Puzzle maker eeBoo, for instance, features designs that are painted by illustrators depicting endearing scenes like animals in the Amazon rainforest. While the imagery is beautiful, we also saw that sometimes, less is more (challenging). The creative studio Yelldesign created transparent jigsaws that are cheeky and difficult to solve.

Another staple of 2020 continues to be face masks. Cloth coverings, in particular, have become a part of everyday life this year, and makers are here to ensure we look good wearing them. Everyone from independent artists on Etsy to Disney began producing their own masks, and the many choices have ensured us that we can express our mood and fashion sense while also staying safe.

Scroll down to see some of the products that made their mark in 2020.

Check our picks for the best creative products of 2020.

 

You can't talk about 2020 without talking about puzzles.

 

“The Accident” Puzzle

Clear Puzzle

Yelldesign | $72.36

 

3D Color Puzzle

 

Earth Puzzle

 

Amazon Rainforest 1,000 Piece Puzzle

Amazon Rainforest Puzzle

eeBoo | $21.99

 

Naranjas 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

Birds and Oranges Puzzle

Galison | $16.99

 

All-White 2,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzle

All-White Puzzle

Beverly | $23

 

World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzles—51,300 Pieces

World's Largest Puzzle

Kodak | $599.99

 

Reusable face masks became a part of everyday life.

 

Disney Face Masks

Disney Cloth Face Masks

Disney | $19.99

 

The Starry Night Reversible Face Mask

 

Girl With COVID-19 Mask

 

Reusable Face Mask 2.0

Reusable Face Mask

GIR | $15+

 

UVMask

UV Face Mask

UVMask | $109

 

Custom Mask of Your Face

 

Of course, there were also plenty of fun items in 2020 that aren't puzzles and masks:

 

Harry Potter Omoshiroi Block Memo Pad

Harry Potter Memo Pad

Triad | $191

 

The Simpsons x Vans Shoe Collection

Vans and Simpsons Collaboration

Vans | $50+

 

Bob Ross Monopoly

Bob Ross Monopoly

Hasbro | $46.18

 

Jellyfish Umbrella

 

Pico Planter

Pico Planter

Pico | $34

 

Sugar House Bowl

Sugar House Bowl

Peleg Design | $18.99

 

Susan B. Anthony Barbie Doll

Susan B. Anthony Barbie Doll

Mattel | $29.99

 

Animatronic The Child (aka Baby Yoda)

Animatronic Baby Yoda Toy

Disney | $69.99

 

Small Wooden Dog Stack Game

Dog Stacking Game

Comma | $20

 

Polaroid Hi-Print Printer

Polaroid Printer

Polaroid | $99.99

 

Friends Slow Cooker

Friends Themed Slow Cooker

Hot Topic | $41.93

 

Skateboard Dishes

Bowls Made out of Skateboard

Adrian Martinus | $259.79

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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