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22 Genius Black Friday Gadgets That Solve Big Problems

I have a problem. Well, not just one. Retail therapy may or may not be a major one. But I feel so much better about my shopping habit when I stumble across a great gadget that actually solves one of my problems. You know, those little nuisances that pop up during the day and you think, why isn’t there a simple hack for this?

Just last week, I found out I had 20 minutes to prepare for unexpected company. The kids had left the living room a disaster after snack. Don’t shame me. I had a project to finish and snack by the T.V. kept them occupied while I finished my work. I didn’t have time to lug out the heavy duty vacuum cleaner. So glad I had ordered this handheld vacuum a few weeks ago. I had the couch crumb free before my company arrived.

Whether it’s dealing with a wet dog, fighting motion sickness, or catching a pesky mosquito -this roundup of genius gadgets will have life’s little problems solved in no time!

You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).

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Cleaners pressed clothes at home

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I can’t remember the last time I used an actual iron and iron board. So how do I deal with a wrinkled shirt? Now that I have this compact iron and steamer, I can quickly press a shirt or slacks and be on my way.

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Movie magic at home

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Kids too young to sit through a whole movie? Rather not listen to noisy theatre goers?
This mini projector brings the movies to you! Project your favorite movie on a projector in the backyard or the galaxy on your ceiling.

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Crumbs be gone

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This powerful little portable vacuum has saved the day on more than one occasion. Chip crumbs on the couch. Bagel crumbs on my laptop. Cracker crumbs on the seat of the car. All gone in a flash with this handy gadget.

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Anti-aging help in hand

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Time is not on our side, but this little baby does a great job of slowing down the hands of time. A facial massager needs to be in your anti-aging tool kit. The gentle wand uses negative ion therapy to reduce wrinkles.

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Soothing eye compress

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Every have those moments where your eyes just need a rest? A warm towel? This relaxing eye massager is just the soothing gadget you’ve been looking for. To add to the relaxation, you can even connect your Bluetooth to play calming music.

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Catch pesky bugs

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Nothing is as annoying as a fruit fly in the kitchen or a mosquito buzzing in your ear. This indoor insect trap attracts those tiny terrors with UV light and traps them neatly inside. Gnats, fruit flies, moths – quickly and quietly gone!

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Scoop leaves with ease

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Ahhh, the beauty of fall. Gorgeous red and yellow leaves. Then comes the wind, rain, and a yard full of leaves. With a leaf scoop, leaves are quickly collected and bagged. Say hello to your rakes new partner in crime.

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Complete pickle ball kit

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It can be a real frustration to keep up with pieces of a game or sports equipment. This pickleball kit has all the tools you need. Two rackets and two balls. Most importantly, it has its own storage bag!

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Brush and dry at once

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You already have to deal with washing, drying, and brushing your own hair. Add on the headache of washing, drying, and brushing your pet! This drying brush takes the hassle out of wash day for your cat and dog. Detangle and dry wet pets with ease.

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One pan for all your cooking needs

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I can’t be the only one who gets tired of searching for just the right pan. I need one to saute, one to fry, one to steam, one to bake- you get the picture. This multi function deep pan does all of that. And it’s stove and dishwasher safe!

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Clean makeup brushes effortlessly

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With all the tasks on my plate, cleaning my makeup brushes falls low on the list. I have to admit I’ve tossed a brush or two that sat too long without being cleaned. This silicone electric makeup brush cleaner gently cleans up to eight brushes at once!

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Keep it hot or cold

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You’ve probably never heard of a mini fridge that keeps items hot or cold. I know I hadn’t! Whether you want an icy cold soda or hot tea on the go, this little gem makes it possible. Its compact size and cigarette lighter connection make this a portable powerhouse.

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Easily light candles

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Ever get tired of the flame going out as you try to get the lighter inside a long candle jar? Or worse, burn yourself? This long stem flexible lighter make lighting candles, sparklers, or campfire a breeze. No batteries or gas needed. Simply charge via USB.

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Clean and charge at once

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I’ve dropped my cell phone more times than I care to count. The worst place has got to be on the floor of a public bathroom stall. ICK! I don’t even want to think about all the germs on my phone. With a UV phone sanitizer box, I can quickly clean AND charge my phone.

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Red wine stains be gone

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Is it just me or does red wine spill more than anything besides fruit punch? And always on light colored fabric or carpet. Never on a ratty old black t-shirt. No, it spills on your favorite white sweater. Add a pack of this instant stain remover with your next wine gift.

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Manage motion sickness

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At some point, I started getting motion sick in cars and on planes. The kid who used to read books on road trips is now the adult who can’t even look at my phone for too long without getting nauseous. In ten minutes of wear, these smart glasses calm 95% of motion sickness.

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Wash your puppy’s paws

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Dogs are a man’s best friend. But a dirty puppy is a household headache. You can’t just send Fido to wash his hands before he tracks up your freshly mopped floors. The portable paw washer takes the frustration out of keeping paws clean.

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Easy peasy lemon squeezy

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Fresh squeezed orange juice is a rare treat in my house. My hands cramp and get all sticky. That was until I came across this simple citrus press. Slice and press. Quickly squeeze fresh oranges for orange juice or lemons for lemonade.

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Set the mood with lighting

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Low light. Uplight. Backlight. Mood light. Whatever lighting effect you’re looking for, this LED light projector gives you plenty of options. Set to one of 16 colors or create a sunset effect with slow color changes.

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Exofoliate your way to smooth skin

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They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Well, this gentle diamond grit exfoliator is definitely close to a girl’s heart. You decide the pressure as you exfoliate your way to smooth skin. Compact and shower friendly, this little tool brings the glow to the girl.

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Get a grip on jars

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My grip just isn’t what it used to be. Spaghetti sauce, pickles, and jelly jars aren’t as easy to open as they used to be. This discreet jar opener attaches under a cabinet and removes lids effortlessly.

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Light therapy for loose skin

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Gravity and time are partners in the aging process. Looking for ways to combat this destructive duo? Grab this facial wand and let it work its magic. It uses microcurrents, red light therapy, massage, and warmth to tighten skin.

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