Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a complete sucker for a cool new gadget. If there's a hot new product on the market that looks shiny and impressive I simply have to have it, even if it's a total gimmick and doesn't follow through on its promises. Luckily, I've compiled a list of 31 gadgets that not only look awesome, but they also make your life about ten times easier, so there's no chance of buyer's remorse.
Don't believe me? Check out these mind-blowing items for yourself. Not only are they sure to be on your wish list, but they also make perfect gifts.
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This Bluetooth Speaker That's Tiny and Stylish
via: AmazonImagine your favorite relaxing activity: Lounging on the beach, reading a book on a rainy day, hiking through the woods. You know what would make those things even more relaxing? Being able to listen to your favorite tunes at the same time. This Anker Soundcore Mini Bluetooth Speaker may be tiny enough to fit in your pocket, but its sound quality is hard to beat.
This VR Headset That Will Blow Your Mind
via: AmazonThe first time I ever used VR was, to put it lightly, an experience. I was so immersed in the technology that I stumbled and tried to grab a wall to break my fall. Too bad that wall was in the virtual reality world I was experiencing through my headset and not in RL. (And yes, with nothing to break my fall I fell all the way down.) It was more than a little embarrassing but just illustrates how amazing these things are.
These Marshmallow Roasting Sticks That Are A Must For Glamping
via: AmazonI'll be honest: I'm not really an outdoorsy type of person. The idea of sleeping on the hard ground surrounded by bugs and terrifying wildlife is less than appealing at this point. But if I have fun gadgets like these Marshmallow Roasting Sticks, I'm much more willing to "rough it". Their telescopic design allows you to be far, far away from the hot, dangerous fire, and they're about a million times cleaner than a disgusting stick.
This Night Light That Brings Moonlight To Your Bedroom
via: AmazonTalk about mood lighting! This ACED 3D Printing 4.7Inch Moon Light Lamp creates instant ambiance. The stunning moon design brings major whimsy, and the color-changing design lets you find the light that fits your mood. The rechargeable design provides up to 20 hours of illumination, depending on brightness. It also doubles as intriguing home decor. I basically want one for every room in my house.
This Kitchen Multi-Tool That's As Cute As It Is Handy
via: AmazonI have minimal space in my kitchen, meaning that my utensils and tools have to have multiple uses or I simply don't have room for them. Which is what makes this OLizee Creative Fruits Plant Multi Kitchen Tool Set of 10 Apple Cutter Avocado Scoop Fruit Slicer Cutter Mesh Lemon Squeezer such a game changer. Not only does it have basically countless uses, but it's adorable enough to keep on my counter top.
This Air Freshener That Makes Your Car Smell Like A Spa
via: AmazonClose your eyes and imagine that you're sitting in your car right now. What does it smell like? Is it reminiscent of walking through a fragrant field of blooming lilies? Or, more likely, does it smell like a giant bag of fast food garbage mixed with wet dog? If it's the latter, you're going to want to pick up one of these InnoGear USB Car Air Fresheners. Trust me on this one.
This Tea Cup With Infuser That's (Almost) Too Cute To Handle
via: AmazonI love a good cup of tea. I cut off coffee cold turkey about a year ago, and let me tell you, it's been a harrowing 12 months. But a hot cup of tea still gives me (almost) the same joyous feeling as coffee used to, especially when I use this Carlie Cute Cat Glass Cup Tea Mug With Fish Tea Infuser Strainer Filter.
This Bluetooth Microphone That Will Make Your Karaoke Dreams Come True
via: AmazonOkay, I'll admit it: I'm not a great singer. But does that stop me from belting my heart out in the shower every single day? Of course not! And, like most people, I've had my dreams of knocking a Celine Dion song out of the park in a karaoke bar. But, thus far, they have not come true. But now that I know this BONAOK Wireless Bluetooth Karaoke Microphone exists, all of that is about to change.
This Cell Camera Lens That Makes Your Phone Pics Look Super Profesh
via: AmazonIf you're like most people, your only camera is the one built into your phone. Who has the money to spend on an expensive professional quality camera when you have a perfectly good one at your fingertips at all times? Well, the thing is, it's not perfectly good. In fact, it's terrible. But with this Wallfire 3 in 1 Cell Phone Lens with 3 Adjustable Brightness Fill Light, they'll be so amazing that people will ask you who your photographer is.
This Whisk With A Slick New Design
via: AmazonTraditional whisks are SO 100 years ago. But this WMF Profi Plus Stainless Steel Ball Whisk takes the standard design and throws it out the window. The open bottom design and small stainless steel balls equal less whisking time for you, which also means less arm pain the day after making an enormous batch of cookies. I seriously want to buy this thing just because it looks so cool.
This Clocks/Fan Hybrid That's Totally Memorizing
via: AmazonThis thing is seriously neat-o. Are you constantly sweating up a storm at the office but don't want one of those unsightly fans taking up valuable real estate on your desk? This Onetwo USB LED Clock Fan with Real Time Display Function is your perfect solution. Not only is it small and unobtrusive, but it also displays the current time in the coolest way possible.
This Fancy Notebook With Reusable Pages
via: AmazonIf you want your life to be more like a Black Mirror episode (but, you know, without all the bad stuff that goes with it), you're going to want to pick up one of these Rocketbook Everlast Reusable Smart Notebooks. Not only are the pages reusable, the smart design allows you to blast your notes to Google Drive, Dropbox, Evernote, Box, OneNote, Slack, iCloud and email.
This Power Strip That Quadruples Your Amount Of Outlets
via: AmazonMy husband and I just bought our first house, and because it was built nearly a hundred years ago, it has pretty much one outlet per 1,000 square feet. But thanks to this handy and stylish Power Tower, we can plug in our abundance of electronics without a maze of extension cords covering our floors. It's got TWELVE outlets and 5 USB slots, to boot.
This Adorable Grater That's Shaped Like A Hedgehog
via: AmazonWould you be surprised if I told you that I squealed with delight when I first saw this koziol (3079540) KASIMIR Hedgehog Cheese Grater? Because I totally did. And honestly, I don't think I've ever seen a better combination of cute design and practical execution in one product. It might actually inspire me to grate my cheese instead of buying it pre-grated! Why can't all of my kitchen gadgets be shaped like an adorable woodland creature?
This Gorgeous Bracelet With A Secret
via: AmazonHow gorgeous is this bracelet? The sparkling silver color, the glittering crystals, the hidden compartment for hiding booze... Oh, I'm sorry, did I forget to tell you that this stunning bracelet is actually a flask that can sneakily hold up to 3.5 ounces of liquid? Well, now you know. And your life will never be the same. Your next decision is to figure out which of the 16 styles to buy.
This Banana Peel Wine Stopper That Keeps Your Wine Fresh And Your Kitchen Hilarious
via: AmazonWine is pretty much the best thing on earth. But do you know what's pretty much the worst thing on earth? When you pour yourself a glass of wine from a half-empty bottle and, instead of a smooth, soothing sip, you're met with a bitter, disgusting sip of something that should have been dumped down the sink. This Fred TOP BANANA Wine Bottle Stopper not only keeps leftover wine more fresh, it adds a major dose of whimsy to your kitchen tools.
These Interior Car Lights That Pimp Your Ride
via: AmazonI hate to break it to you, but your car is a total snooze. Now before you start to panic, there is a totally simple and surprisingly affordable solution to this problem: These briteNway Car Interior Lights. With tons of different color options, pattern designs and almost unlimited settings, these interior car lights will make your ride so fly that even Xzibit would be impressed.
This Plasma Lighter That Will Amaze All Your Friends
via: AmazonWhy carry around a boring old school lighter when you can whip out something infinitely cooler? This Dual Arc Plasma USB Rechargeable Windproof Flameless Butane Free Electric Lighter is not only extremely handy in a variety of situations, but it's sure to delight and amazing your family and friends. The flame-free design means you could even use it in the middle of a tornado. (But you probably shouldn't)
This Roll-Up Dish Drying Mat That Saves Space And Time
via: AmazonI have this problem where my sink is constantly filled with dirty dishes. Okay, so it's probably more of a problem with laziness than anything else, but can you blame me? Washing dishes takes FOREVER. But with this Surpahs Over The Sink Multipurpose Roll-Up Dish Drying Rack, I don't have to waste even more time drying, and with the roll up design, it's easy to put away when I'm not using it. Genius!
This De-Shedding Tool That's Leaving Pet Owners Shook
via: AmazonI have a five year old Australian Cattle Dog who sheds as much as ten dogs. I'm not kidding. Our dark hardwood floors are constantly covered in her fur, and there are literal tumbleweeds of hair blowing across every room in our house. So when a friend told me about this FURminator deShedding Tool for Dogs, it felt like Christmas morning. How did I live this long without this thing?!
This Foam Roller That SERIOUSLY Works Out Your Muscles
via: AmazonThe first time I used this LuxFit Foam Roller I was working with a personal trainer, and before she rolled it on my sore muscles she warned me by saying, "This is going to hurt a lot." And she was right. Well, it hurt at first. But then, after a few minutes it started to feel amazing, and I've been using this thing to work out my tired muscles ever since.
This Wonder Tool That Makes EDIBLE SPOONS
via: AmazonOkay, let me run a scenario past you: You're eating a scrumptious bowl of ice cream, savoring every spoonful, when suddenly, on your last bite, you sink your teeth into your spoon, which just so happens to be made of mouthwatering chocolate. That dream can come true, thanks to these Spoon Shape Molds. Why not have your spoon and eat it too?
This Chill-O-Matic That Makes Beverages Cold In Half The Time
via: AmazonIs there anything less satisfying than a lukewarm can of soda? I'm such a stickler that I refuse to drink a liquid that's anything less than ice cold, and that can be pretty inconvenient, since icy cold drinks aren't always readily available. And it can sometimes make me a less than pleasant house guest. This Chill-O-Matic Automatic Beverage Chiller was made for people like me. And, I'm guessing, people like you, too.
This Shower Head With A Built-In Speaker
via: AmazonIs there anyone out there that doesn't sing in the shower? Your inhibitions are lowered, you're feeling particularly relaxed, and the conditions are such that even the worst singer somehow sounds like Whitney Houston. So why not have some accompaniment? This super sleek Kohler showerhead with a built-in speaker will make your renditions of 'I Will Always Love You' even more spectacular.
This Stylish Pen With A Million Different Uses
via: AmazonThis Stylus Pen by CoverON 3 in 1 Function Luxury Black Ink BallPoint Chrome Pen is one of those products that has so many uses that you'll wonder how you ever lived without one. Not only is it a traditional ballpoint pen, it's also a stylus and bright LED flashlight. In fact, I basically just bought this thing because I like showing it off to my family and friends.
This Steam Eye Mask That's Ridiculously Relaxing
via: AmazonI stare at a computer screen all day long, and by the end of the week my eyes are so red, dry and puffy that I don't even want to think about looking at another screen. (Although I still end up staring at my computer screen pretty much all weekend.) This USB Steam Eye Mask to Relieve Eye Stress instantly revives my tired eyes.
This Desk Lamp With Built-In USB Ports
via: AmazonFile this one under "Products that are so clever they should have been invented 10 years ago." This USB LED Desk Lamp features a bright LED light and built-in USB ports, so you can easily plug in your devices in bed without having to uncomfortably roll over on your side because your charger won't reach all the way to the floor. Wait, is that just me?
This Mini Vacuum That Shows Crumbs Who's BossI work from home, and I have a somewhat disgusting habit of eating at my desk and getting crumbs all over my papers, keyboard and work space. Thank goodness for this Ogrmar Portable Cordless Mini Desktop Vacuum Desk Dust Cleaner/Dust Sweeper. Not only does it have powerful suction, it's tiny enough to stay on my desk without taking up valuable real estate.
These Toss and Chop Salad Tongs That Do It All
via: AmazonI'm not a great cook, so I'll take as much help as I can get in the kitchen. I'm always on the hunt for multi tasking products that basically do the work for me (because, duh) and every time I find a product that totally ups my cooking game I can't help but recommend it to everyone I know. These Trudeau Toss and Chop Salad Tongs are one of those products.
This Fabric De-Fuzzer That Makes Old Clothes Look Like New
via: AmazonI'm pretty darn lazy when it comes to doing laundry, and tend to just throw all my clothes in the dryer without even looking at the tags. This, as you might imagine, does not keep my clothes in the best shape, and after even a handful of washes my sweaters tend to get those unsightly fuzzballs all over them. So this Lint Remover is basically a necessity in my house.
This Water Bottle With Built-In Filtration
via: AmazonMy husband is a total germaphobe. Whenever we're eating out, he takes a full five minutes to wipe away any crumbs from the table and seats, and he's constantly washing and rewashing our fruits and vegetables until the skins are basically peeling off. So when I read about this water bottle with a built-in filtration system, I knew that I'd found him the perfect Christmas gift. Now if he'd just stop disinfecting our light switches...