I'm kind of a sucker for nifty gadgets. There's just something so satisfying about finding the tool that will solve all of your problems...or at least help you do a very specific task much more efficiently. After all, life's too short to use subpar products that take forever! If there's a gadget that will make life easier, then you can rest assured that I will buy it and have it handy for the next time I need it. I'm all about trying to make life as simple and stress-free as possible.
Luckily for me (and you!), the Internet is filled with incredible, handy gadgets to purchase, from foot-soaking boots to a tool that helps you make perfectly clear spheres of ice. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness! Even better, each of these gadgets costs less than 25 bucks!
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These Gripper Clips Make It Easier Than Ever to Remove Hot Things from the Oven
via: AmazonOven mitts certainly have their place, but Gripper Clips allow you to actually grab onto the pan and remove it from the oven (or put it in, naturally). They work with bots, trays, and even bowls that are too hot or unwieldy to easily pour and handle. They're easily operated with a single hand and one Gripper Clip can support up to 5 pounds (this listing is for a set of two Clips).
This Popcorn Popper Works in the Microwave
via: AmazonIs there a snack that is better than popcorn? I don’t think so. (Unless you’re having Peanut M&Ms in your popcorn.) This listing is for a set of two popcorn poppers, each of which pops a single serving of popcorn. Simply pour unpopped popcorn kernels into the integrated kernel-measuring base and pop the entire thing in the microwave — no oil required! After a few minutes, you’ll have fresh, ready-to-eat popcorn. All you need to do is add the butter and salt (and Peanut M&Ms, if you know what’s good for ya).
These Sock Monsters Solve All Your Sock Problems
via: AmazonWashing socks is easy enough, but matching them back up after they come out of the dryer? It's impossible. Not only does it take baaaasically forever; you're practically guaranteed to end up with extra socks that have no matches (and won't ever have a match again). The idea with these sock monsters is that you use them to match your socks up before you wash and dry them. They stay together throughout the entire laundering process and are then automatically sorted when they come out of the dryer!
This Flavor Infuser Will Take Your Soups to the Next Level
via: AmazonPretty much anyone can chop up ingredients and stick them in a pot together. Seasoning is what really separates the top chefs from the total casuals. Insert whole herbs and spices like thyme, sage, bay leaves, rosemary, or even cinnamon sticks into this infuser, then plop the whole thing into whatever it is that you're cooking. When it comes time to remove the whole herbs, you don't have to go poking through the whole pot; just reach in and deftly remove the infuser. It really couldn't be easier.
These Boots Were Made for Soakin'
via: AmazonThere are few things quite as relaxing as enjoying a good foot soak, but arranging a bulky container in your living room can be a bit troublesome. For one, it is super heavy! You also run the risk of splashing water all over the place, which means you're stuck cleaning up after your relaxing soak. These boots are designed specifically to soak your feet without all of the annoyance of using a bin. Simply pour water into the boots, add your salts or oils or whatever you prefer, then cinch them closed around your calf. Easy peasy!
These Spool Huggers Are a Must for Sewing Fanatics
via: AmazonIf you enjoy sewing, you probably have quite a few spools of thread near your workstation. You've also probably experienced the frustration of having the loose ends of said spools getting annoyingly tangled, unspooled, or caught up in the vacuum cleaner. That's where Peels come in. They hug your spool of thread tight to keep it from coming unraveled (until you want to use it, that is). It's a simple concept, but a total lifesaver.
The Dunking Buddy Might Be the Most Brilliant Invention of Our Time
via: AmazonThe Problem: You love dunking cookies in milk, but you hate getting your fingers soggy and milky (and I don't blame you!). The Solution: The Dunking Buddy! It's the first magnetic cookie dunking tool around, and it boggles the mind that something like this hasn't existed sooner. Simply add the dunking box to the inside of your glass of milk and attach the magnetic handle to the outside. When it comes time to dunk, lower the entire box into the milk from outside the glass.
The Floozie Keeps Your Drink Right Where You Want It
via: AmazonWhether you're chilling in the pool, lounging in the lake, or floating down a river, you don't want to have to worry about your drink. Ideally, it'd be right next to you at all times, and remain cold, too. Such a thing is possible with the Floozie (that's a floating koozie, in case you didn't put it together on your own). Just place your beverage in the Floozie and enjoy having your drink within reach no matter how far away you are from shore.
The Belly Bandit Solves One of Your Most Embarrassing Problems
via: AmazonOK, we need to talk about boob sweat for a sec. It's a fact of life, and it's super annoying. We all know how frustrating, uncomfortable, and embarrassing it can be to look in the mirror and see a little sweat puddle right smack dab in the middle of your chest. That won't happen if you have one of these things. All you have to do is place one of these bra liners directly under your bra, and it will wick away the sweat before it gets to your shirt. It's super discreet and made from ultra-soft bamboo fibers that won't irritate sensitive skin.
This Silicone Brush Is Perfect for Cleaning Bottles
via: AmazonWhenever I have to clean out a water bottle, vase, or something else with a narrow neck, I usually resort to squirting some dish soap inside, adding some water, and swishing it around until I've convinced myself that it's clean. Something tells me this tool might work a little better. The silicone bristles are flexible enough to reach and scrub in even the most hard-to-reach places. Plus, since the whole thing is made from silicone, it rinses off easily and doesn't harbor harmful bacteria.
This Multi-Tool Seems Like a Good Thing to Have Around
via: AmazonIt always feels good to have the right tool for the job. With this thing in your pocket, you're probably going to experience that feeling more often than you ever have before. It features a stylus, a screwdriver (with both Phillips and flathead heads), a bubble level, a ruler (which measures in both inches and centimeters), and, of course, a pen! Just think of all the times you wish you had one of these tools handy...now realize you can make that wish a reality.
Wrangle All the Things with These Rubber Twist Ties
via: AmazonThese flexible rubber twist ties have a tough rubber exterior that provides excellent grip. They also have a strong, bendable wire inside that can be wrapped around anything from a hose to computer cables to extension cords. This listing includes several different sizes of twist ties that can be used throughout your home (and outside) for all manner of wrangling jobs.
Keep Your Cables in Order with This 7-Channel Cable Organizer
via: AmazonIf you're like me, you probably have a whole jungle of charging cables sprawled out all over your desk. I've tried several different methods of organizing them, but I think this one looks the sleekest. It has seven different channels for all your various cables, and each channel allows the cable to move through it freely so you don't end up getting tangled. You could definitely put one on your desk and keep another on your nightstand!
This Headphone Mount Also Keeps Your Desk Organized
via: AmazonIn order to get the most use out of your headphones, you want to make sure you have a good place to keep them whenever they are not on your head. This hook mounts directly to the underside of your desk or worktable and provides a place to hook up to two different pairs of headphones so that their cables don't clutter up your desk and they're always within easy reach.
This Pick-Up Tool Is Like Having an Extra Hand
via: AmazonAn extra long hand, that is. That’s also magnetic. This telescoping tool has a very strong magnet at its tip. Use it grab screws, bolts, or other bits of metal that have found their way under your fridge, behind the couch, or between your washer and dryer. The magnet is strong enough to hold onto things that weigh up to 15 pounds. The neck telescopes up to30 inches long.
This Hair Clip Is Also a Screwdriver
via: AmazonAnd a bottle opener. And a nail file. Also a ruler. Did we mention it can also aid in opening up envelopes or packages? Of course, if you just need it to clip your bangs out of your face, it totally does that too. If you have one of these in your hair, the chances of you solving people's problems immediately goes up by like 38 percent.
This Coffee Scoop Is Also a Bag Clip
via: Amazon(Can you tell I have a thing for gadgets that pull double duty?) I always find the stuck-on twist-tie closures on coffee bags to be pretty annoying. I never feel like I'm getting a good seal, and more often than not, they end up falling off completely. This wooden coffee scoop also functions as a bag clip, meaning you can put those annoying twist tie closures be hind you. Just scoop your beans, then slip the clip portion over the open bag to seal it.
This Egg Cooker Makes Your Breakfast for You
via: AmazonThe Dash Rapid Egg Cooker cooks six eggs at once and always does them perfectly. It can do hard-boiled eggs, soft-boiled eggs, poached eggs, scrambled eggs, or even personal omelets — all within minutes and with just the touch of a button. It's ideal for families or picky eaters. You don't have to wash out multiple pans; just pop your eggs right into this cooker for a few minutes.
This Toilet Plunger Is Actually a Huge StickerYou may have had a sticker collection when you were growing up, but I'm betting you never had anything as useful as the Pongtu Sticker Plunger. Next time your toilet is clogged, use one of these stickers instead of a traditional plunger. The sticker creates an airtight seal around the toilet bowl, allowing you to plunge with more pressure and easily unclog your toilet.
This Cube Timer Will Help You Stay Focused
via: AmazonThis timer is one of the most clever things I think I’ve ever seen. All you have to do is flip the cube so the desired time is on the top and it immediately starts counting down. This would be a great tool for keeping kids focused on homework or other tasks. It’s much simpler than having to crank an old-school timer or opening up your phone every single time you want to time something.
This Bluetooth Speaker Is Totally Waterproof
via: AmazonStarting your day with some music (or a podcast!) is a great way to get yourself in a good mood so you feel ready to face whatever the day throws at you. This speaker attaches to your shower wall with a heavy duty suction cup. It connects to your phone via Bluetooth and can be controlled from within the shower. You can even take calls on it if you want to.
This Phone Mount Brings Your Phone to You in the Shower
via: AmazonIf you'd rather watch something (instead of just listening), then you may be interested in this shower phone mount. Catch up on the news, binge watch the latest season of your favorite show, or enjoy a few YouTube videos as you take a shower (or bath!). Droplet works with any smart device, including a phone or tablet. Now you never have to miss a second of your favorite media.
The SipCaddy Is Another Great Bathroom Gadget
via: AmazonIf you have decided to take a bath, you deserve to be pampered to the utmost extreme. That probably means you need a glass of wine within easy reach. Luckily, that can easily be arranged. The SipCaddy is a wine glass holder that attaches directly to your tub or bathroom tile. Because if you're going to relax, you may as well go all out, right?
You're Also Gonna Need an Overflow Drain Cover
via: AmazonAs we just established, if you're going to be taking a bath, you deserve to go all out when it comes to relaxing. That means having the water cover your entire body (and not stopping below your knees or shoulders). In order to accomplish that, you want to cover the overflow drain cover on your tub. That's exactly what this handy gadget accomplishes. Say hello to deeper, more luxurious baths!
This Book Light Is Super Teeny Tiny
via: AmazonBut it packs a serious punch. If you want to read in bed without disturbing your partner/getting out of bed to turn on the light, then a book light is the ideal product for you. It's small enough that you could also carry it around in your pocket or purse in case you find yourself stuck on a bus or a plane and feel like doing some reading without grabbing your phone and using the flashlight.
Get the Perfect Ice Spheres with This Ice Maker
via: AmazonThe finest cocktail bars in the world go out of their way to make (or buy) the clearest ice around. When you use ice filled with air bubbles and other imperfections, you end up diluting your drink and in some cases sullying it with weird flavors. That doesn't happen with these crystal clear ice spheres. They're so clear that you embed edible flowers or herbs in them to create a little piece of art.
This Ring Light Will Take Your Selfies to the Next Level
via: AmazonIf you’re not familiar with ring lights, all you need to know is that they provide exquisite lighting and lead to some of the best selfies on the Internet (just in case that’s something that’s important to you). Unfortunately, they’re also usually pretty bulky and you can’t really transport them easily — until now. This ring light clips right onto your phone in order to provide excellent lighting no matter where you are. Easy peasy.
This Phone Tripod Is Also a Selfie Stick
via: AmazonI know you might feel like getting a tripod for your phone is a *touch* overkill, but I actually have this exact model and it's totally a lifesaver when it comes taking group photos. No more having to awkwardly prop your phone up against some books to get the best angle. The tripod also comes with a Bluetooth remote which you can use a remote shutter for your phone's camera!
This Smart Notebook Is Basically from the Future
via: AmazonWrite in your notebook just like normal — but that's where the "normal" stuff ends. Use the app to take a picture of the notebook page and your notes are instantly digitized so you can send them to your computer, collaborate with other students online, or just have a digital paper trail of whatever you're working on. And now for the craziest part: Once your notebook is full, you can clear the pages by popping the whole thing in the microwave.
This Keychain Bottle Opener Will Come in Handy More Often Than You Might Think
via: AmazonHere's the thing. When you're at a friend's house and you need to open a bottle, you could ask where they keep their bottle opener, then go retrieve said bottle opener, then open your bottle. ...Or you could just grab your own nifty bottle opener that lives on your keychain and open your bottle in a couple seconds — as well as the bottles of people around you. You're gonna be a hero, basically.
This Sunrise Alarm Clock Provides a Peaceful Wake-Up Experience
via: AmazonIf you prefer to wake up with the sun, then this is the alarm clock for you. Rather than blasting you awake with loud noises and a shaking bed, the ring around this clock face gradually becomes brighter and brighter until you wake up naturally. You can also choose to pair the sunrise effect with your choice of nature-inspired sounds. It also has a sunset simulator that gently dims the room as you’re falling asleep. Sounds lovely, right?