I'm always on the hunt for handy gadgets that make mundane tasks easier. Along with being designed well and easy to use, they should be so clever or insanely useful that I'll wonder how I ever lived without them.
I tracked down 31 amazing gadgets that would've been darn near impossible to find before we had the internet - thankfully, nifty little life-changers like a spaceship-shaped pet carrier backpack and flashlight gloves are a click away. These awesome gadgets would make excellent gifts for most everyone on your list, or just yourself!
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This Egg Snack Container Is a Lunch Time Star
Hard boiled eggs are pretty much the perfect snack, and an easy way to add healthy protein to your lunch bag. Problem is, they tend to get squished on-the-go and definitely have an identifiable odor. This cute little egg container keeps your snack safe, contains eggy smells, and comes with a mini spice shaker you can fill with salt, pepper or your favorite topping. It’s great for kids’ lunches or a post-gym snack, too.
These Cheap and Effective Cable Clips
via: AmazonStick these little bad boys on your desk at home or at work and your life will instantly transform. No more getting down on the ground scrounging around for your charger.
This Scrub Brush Helps Keep All Your Fingers Attached
We hand wash our cutting knives to keep them sharp longer, but slippery, soapy hands and razor sharp smooth metal are a dangerous combination. This cutlery scrub brush makes washing sharp things a lot safer since its grippy textured surface wraps all the way around, ensuring you don’t slip. It also cleans both sides of the knife at once, so clean up is fast and easy.
This Stretchy Silicone Dishwasher Net Adapts to Any Shape
via: AmazonThis clever little Dishwasher Net helps you contain all those light plastic pieces. Selected Review:
I never knew such a thing existed and yet now I'm not sure how I lived without it. I have 2 children and this is pretty much the most amazing product I use (its the little things, right?). No more flipped over bottles and sippy cups filled with dirty soapy water! This is made of thick silicone and you can reeeaaalllyy stretch it out for coverage. - birdchic1
These Dryer Balls Cut Your Drying Time by 50%
via: AmazonIn addition to being incredibly cute, this set of two cactus dryer balls is laundry magic. The little spikes help smooth out wrinkles, reduce static electricity, fluff your laundry and make it dry 50% faster, saving you time and money on energy bills. These are especially good for large items or loads, like a bed comforter or load of towels that often need more than one cycle to get completely dry.
This Portable Door Lock Gives You an Extra Layer of Security When You Travel
via: AmazonPerfect for dorms, hotels, short term rentals, apartments, or anywhere else you want an added layer of security. The Addalock Portable Door Lock installs in any door that opens inwards, making it impossible to open the door. No tools are needed and installation and removal takes seconds, or less. As this makes it impossible for a door to be opened from the outside, Addalock is a good option for schools or offices for lock downs.
This Flexible Sink Caddy Means a Drier, Healthier Sponge
via: AmazonThis flexible sink caddy works with literally any sink. Just loop it over the faucet or handle for an instant holder for a sponge, brush, bar of soap, or other handy item.
via: AmazonAny old bookmark can keep track of what page you were on when you put your book down. And for all these years we thought that was as good as it gets. But these Silicone Finger Point Bookmarks not only hold your page, they point to exactly where on that page you left off. Maybe there's a word you want to look up later, or a specific quote you want to remember? This set of 5 has you covered.
This Garlic Peeler
via: AmazonYou can finally peel garlic without getting garlic fingers! There are plenty of tricks out there for already peeled garlic, but you have to get under those layers somehow. Just place your garlic in the center of this tool and roll it around. Then, you can push clean garlic cloves out of a smaller opening on the other side. Voila! Garlic cloves. Clean hands. Can’t lose.
Next Time You Feel a Pimple Coming on, Nip it in the Bud With an Acne Cover Patch
via: AmazonThese little adhesive patches deliver a powerful hydrocolloid, Tea Tree, and Calendula Oil treatment to your oncoming pimple, drawing out whatever is clogging up the works and speeding up the healing process. Best of all, the Acne Cover Patches are nearly invisible once in place, allowing you to cover and protect your pimple while it heals. If you can't help but touch, squeeze, and pick at your spots, even though you know it only makes things worse, you're going to want to try these patches.
Soothe Your Aching Feet with This Foot Massager
via: AmazonFew things provide the level of relief that a good foot massage does, but we can't all afford to pay for a massage therapist every time we kick off our heels. (We also can't all bribe our spouses into a foot massage every day...) That's where Dr. Archy's roller foot massager comes in. Simply attach the massager to your foot using the strap and you're good to go! The massager comes with two different attachments — a roller ball for concentrated pain relief and a roller bar for broad arch stretching.
This Pet Hair Detailer Gets Every Stray Strand
via: AmazonWe love our pets but don't necessarily want to wear their hair on our clothing. This pet hair detailer cleans up every last strand when you run it over your upholstery or clothes like a magic hair eraser! The durable detailing tips get every corner and curve on small or large areas and it's small enough to fit in your hand so you can throw one in your purse for touch-ups on the go.
This Ultra-Cheap Can Colander Just Makes So Much Sense
via: AmazonOK...why did I just discover this?
These Fruit Fly Traps Will Save Your Kitchen from Winged Beasts
via: AmazonAn infestation of fruit flies is pretty much the worst. Every time you think you've killed them all, you see another little bugger whizzing around your fruit bowl. Curses! Each one of these traps protects your home against fruit flies for 30 days. All you have to do is fill it with the non-toxic Lure Solution and place near problem areas.
This Ring Size Adjuster
via: AmazonIf you recently lost some weight and it’s showing in your fingers, your rings probably don’t fit right anymore. The time and money it takes to have your rings resized might be too much for you, especially if some of the pieces are fashion jewelry. Keep wearing your favorite rings with this innocuous set of adjusters. The clear, plastic coils can be cut to wrap around the bottom of the ring with more loops creating a tighter fit.
This Pan for Cheese
via: AmazonGet a nice, big swath of melted cheese in only a few minutes with this pan. For the fancy among us, you may recognize this method as raclette and feel free to actually use raclette cheese. You can also melt cheese on the grill without getting (re: wasting) cheese on the grill. This pan is also excellent for your next batch of nachos … or veggies, if you’re into that sort of thing.
These Grill Lights Let You Laugh At Early Sunsets
These versatile magnetic LED lights grab onto any metal surface and throw off bright light to illuminate any task from grilling to auto repair to knitting. We like to grill year-round so these lights would be really handy when it gets dark before dinnertime. The flexible gooseneck lets you point the light exactly where you need it, and the strong magnet means the light stays where you put it.
Stop Spending a Fortune on Replacement Charging Cables By Using Cable Protectors
via: AmazonThese flexible silicone Cable Protectors are your defense against the scourge of our time: busted charging cables. Until manufacturers realize that charging cables need to be durable enough to last as long as the devices they charge, we consumers need solutions. These little coils wrap around the base of the connector and the first bit of the cable, preventing your cable from bending right at its weakest point where it's most likely to break. "Find
This Sink Squeegee & Counter Brush Cleans Every Nook & Cranny
No matter how well I think I’ve cleaned the counters, I always find little bits littering the surface from the million spills that happen everyday. This little sink squeegee and counter brush tool sweeps crumbs into the sink and scrapes dried messes off the stove or sink in a snap. It has a built-in handle so you can hang it on the edge of the counter or sink which is nice for those of us who constantly misplace things!
Yes, This Splatter Guard Looks Goofy, But it is AWESOME
via: AmazonSelected Review:
Where has this been all my life??? Yes it works exactly as advertised. I love mine and enjoy it the most right after the cleaning person comes. I used to order out for a few days but now I can reduce a sauce without turning my stovetop into a Jackson Pollock Painting... It's all good so give it a try. You really could buy a dozen for Christmas gifts and make everyone happy. - Minerva Mars
This Wild Whisk Technology
via: AmazonOkay, there’s a personal relationship with whisk innovation here that may have resulted in tears at various Bed Bath and Beyonds over the years, but this takes the cake. Literally. Just whisk away at your batter and twist the handle for a flat, balloon whisk that you can use as a spatula. Due to the rigid wires, the balloon whisk setting has some limitations, but can still create peaked egg whites and gorgeous caramel. The best part? You can remove each rung for easy cleaning and it’s completely dishwasher-safe!
These Popsicle Molds Make Under-the-Sea Frozen Treats
via: AmazonPour juice, fruit punch, or yogurt into the silicone mold, freeze, then pop out frozen treats in six different under-the-sea shapes. They're a fun treat for kids or themed parties. Five-star reviewers say they are, "Great for portion control" and "Easy to clean."
This Shower Organizer Handles All Your Products Easily
via: AmazonImagine a shower organizer that can handle all the different shampoos, conditioners, body washes and scrubs you own - it's not just a pipe dream anymore! It holds six bottles, has two shelves for bar soap or other products, and hooks for your razor and shower puff or loofah or bluetooth speaker. You can choose from six colors too so you'll get a perfect match for your bathroom fixtures!
This DeFogger Sponge Does Exactly What It Says It Does
via: AmazonThe absorbent sponge is covered in a chamois fabric which causes condensation to roll right off the window, mirror, or other smooth surface. Keep one in your car and get another for your bathroom mirror — if you have a boat, you can use it there, too! The DeFogger Sponge can be used either wet or dry and is also machine-washable.
This Car Tissue Holder Is Fancy AF
Whether it’s allergy season or cold and flu season, someone in the car always needs a tissue. The tubes of tissues that fit in your cup holder work pretty well, but they take up valuable caffeine-holder space and not every store carries them. This stylish leather car tissue holder attaches easily to your visor, dashboard or seat back so tissues are always in reach and you don’t have to take your eyes off the road to hunt one down.
Dip Clips are the Crowd Pleasing Serving Dish You've Never Seen But Now You Need
via: AmazonIf you're serious about snacking, especially snacking that involves dipping, you're going to want to check out these Dip Clips. Gone are the days of a puddle of ranch or salsa on your plate. These handy little side bowls clip onto any plate - even paper! - and keep your hummus, guacamole, or ketchup on the side, where they belong. I wonder if whoever invented these has a kid whose foods cannot touch each other?
These Oven Liners
via: AmazonWhether you own your home or your landlord wants their oven back in one piece, we all learn that ovens are a pain to clean. Keep the bottom of yours from burning oil drippings and rogue cheese with these oven liners. They’re non-stick, so you can clean them and reuse them without setting off your smoke alarm. Again. Don’t be that neighbor; get some liners.
This Foot Stretcher Will Help You Get a Deep, Comfortable Stretch in Your Foot, Heel, Achilles Tendon, Calf, and Hamstring.
via: AmazonIf you've ever had plantar fasciitis, or even lived with someone who has, then you know how incredible this looks. Healing that kind of foot pain is all about effective stretching and rest. This Foot Stretcher really helps you get in there to all those little muscles in your foot and toes to give you the best stretch ever. Use it to increase flexibility in general - hello calves - to increase range of motion, or to help recover from an injury or condition.
This Mold & Mildew Remover Gel Cleans Your Grout so You Don't Have to
via: AmazonUnsightly mold and mildew, especially on tile grout, is a major headache. And scrubbing it away with toxic chemicals and a ton of elbow grease is an even bigger headache! How about a product that just does the job for you? No, it's not a maid, just this awesome Mold & Mildew Remover Gel. Apply the gel to your stained areas, leave it for a few hours or overnight, and like magic it's all clean!
These Towel Hooks Will Never Drop Your Towel
via: AmazonI don't know if the problem is with my towel or the towel hook, but I feel like the bathroom towel is on the floor pretty much every time I walk into the room. These hooks would solve that in a jiffy. Just attach the hooks to the wall, and when it comes time to "hang up" your towel, simply push the fabric into the silicone jaws and walk away without another glance!
Take up a New Hobby with This Calligraphy Workbook
via: AmazonIt's never too late to improve your handwriting and this workbook might be just the thing you've been looking for in order to achieve that. It's filled with a bunch of exercises to do in order to improve your handwriting and modern calligraphy technique — all you need is a brush pen! Soon, you'll be leaving fancy notes all over the place!
This Posture Corrector Saved My Back
I’ve had bad posture for ages and slouching in front of a computer most of the day doesn't help. This posture corrector is comfortable and easy to wear and I don’t have to constantly remind myself to sit up straight. It’s made a world of difference in my shoulder, back and neck pain and I look taller, too!
This Drawer Organizer for Cutlery is a Space Saving Maverick
via: AmazonThis Drawer Organizer for Cutlery is a game changer when it comes to effective storage solutions. Selected Review:
I have a tiny kitchen with only 3 drawers, so space is at a premium...so this organizer is a godsend. You can fit quite a few spoons etc. in each slot. My beater attachments fit perfectly into the top two hollows...You NEED this if you have a small kitchen with few drawers! - mialro"Find
These Sticky Note Divider Tabs are the Office Supply You Never Knew You Always Wanted
via: AmazonPerfect for students, teachers, and just about anyone else, these Sticky Note Divider Tabs are an organizer's dream. Selected Review:
I bought these so that I could add notes to an instruction manual for an RC car I was building, and they worked great for that! They stick very well and can be lifted and re-stuck if needed. I have since used them for several other projects and will definitely buy another round when I run out... These would make a great gift for anyone who loves taking notes, staying organized, or enjoys interesting office gadgets. - Neon Orange
These Silicone Baking Cups Eliminate the Need for Cooking Spray
via: AmazonBeing made from silicone, they're naturally non-stick. And they come in a bunch of fun colors, which is just a bonus. In addition to using them for baking cupcakes or muffins, you could also use them to organize jewelry in a bathroom drawer, line your car's cupholders for easier cleanup, or use them to hold snacks and lunch items for your kids.
This Silicone Utensil Rest Keeps Counters Clean While Cooking
via: AmazonThis new product answers the old question of where to put cooking utensils when not in use. Set this silicone holder next to the stove, and you'll have a handy spot to rest utensils and keep them (and counters!) clean.
Relieve Headaches Quickly with Aculief
via: AmazonApplying pressure to the skin between your thumb and forefinger can quickly relieve headaches, but you don't have the time to sit around holding your own hand all day. Aculief can be clipped onto your hand to provide that pressure, relieving headaches and also promoting your natural energy. It's a drug-free way to get some much-needed relief, and it's only about 20 bucks.
These Mug Stackers Double Your Cabinet Space
via: AmazonI've never seen these mug stackers before, but they're so smart! They let you easily and securely stack mugs on top of each other to effectively double your cabinet or counter storage space. This gadget gets a lot of love from people in small NYC apartments for its space-saving superpower!
Right Shears are Here to Show Us That Just Because Something Has Always Been Done One Way, Doesn't Make That the Only Way
via: AmazonWhat if I told you there was a better way for scissors to work? Right Shears allow a more natural grip, and they keep your cutting hand out of the way. With their unique shape, you can suddenly cut through things that would have been near impossible with traditional scissors - like metal wire mesh - with ease and without risk of hurting your hand as you maneuver it through the potentially sharp new edges.
The Clever Tongs Are Very Aptly Named!
via: AmazonWhenever I cook, I like to limit the number of dishes I’m going to have to wash (or load into the dishwasher). The Clever Tongs seem to have been designed with someone just like me in mind, as they’re essentially two tools in one! You can use them as tongs to grab individual items or implement the spatula-like component to scoop a bunch of stuff at once. They’re non-stick, heat resistant, and dishwasher safe. Plus, this listing is for two pairs — one large and one small.
This Perfect Egg Timer
via: AmazonStop guessing and know for sure when your eggs are done boiling. This timer goes in the pot along with eggs. It responds to the heat the same way the eggs do, so it will determine doneness at different times depending on how many are in the pot. The timer darkens from the outside in, showing when the eggs have reached varying stages of soft, medium, and hard boiled.
This Hot Dog Slicer Makes Hot Dogs Taste Even More Awesome
You wouldn’t think freshly-grilled hot dogs could be improved but this gadget shows they most definitely can. This hot dog slicing tool cuts a grid pattern in the top of hot dogs so smoky grill flavors penetrate deeper, the edges get perfectly crunchy and caramelized and the “slots" grab more of your favorite condiments. This would be a great gift that your favorite grilling fan's never seen before!
This Pocket Microscope Gives a New View on the World
via: AmazonThe power of a microscope can now fit in your pocket! This awesome little gadget has an LED light and magnifies tiny objects at 60x or 120x.
via: AmazonInstead of flipping through those nesting teaspoons and tablespoons like a Rolodex, update your measuring. When you go through a recipe and need that ¼ tablespoon of cumin or ½ teaspoon of baking powder, get it with the flick of your thumb. The sliding cover changes the size of the compartments while revealing the measurement on the handle.
Every Car Should Have Headrest Hooks
via: AmazonWe've all been there: you slam on your brakes and your purse, which had been sitting on your passenger seat, goes flying onto the floor. Naturally it wasn't closed properly and the contents have spilled out everywhere. Never lose the contents of your purse again with these handy Headrest Hooks. Of course, the hooks can be used to hang other things - like your groceries, jacket, kid's bag... It can also be turned around so that you can hang things on the front side of your passenger seat if you mostly drive solo.
This Batter Dispenser Keeps Your Counters Clean
Homemade cupcakes, pancakes, waffles, muffins and crepes are so delicious but sometimes not worth the mess it makes of your kitchen. Simply mix ingredients directly in this 4-cup batter dispenser, then pull the handle to cleanly dispense exactly the right amount of batter. No messy ladles or drippy counters, and you’ll get perfectly sized pancakes and cupcakes that cook evenly. It’s so easy to use even kids can do it by themselves!
This Spill-Proof Ice Cube Tray Eliminates Hydration Frustration
via: AmazonOur ice cube maker's on the fritz again, but I haven't bought standard ice cube trays yet because I find them inconvenient as I always spill everywhere when I'm transferring from the sink to the freezer. This no-spill ice cube tray solves my klutzy problem since there's only one opening where the water goes in, then you just pop the tray in the fridge - easy peasy.
You Can Hang Just About Anything Just About Anywhere With a Heroclip
via: AmazonYou may use them to hang gear in your garage, or clip one on your bag so you can hang that anywhere you go, the uses for the Heroclip are endless. Some genius took a regular carabiner, and added a rotating hook, making a new mega-useful thing that's handy and practical to everyone, not just climbers, campers, and outdoorsy folk. And, they come in pretty colors.
This Magnetic Phone Mount Is Another Great Phone Accessory
via: AmazonI have this exact phone mount in my car and I wouldn't dream of driving without it — I even bring it with me when I travel to use in my rental cars. All you have to do is pop the included thin metal plate inside your phone case and clip the magnet onto your AC vent. Your phone attaches to the magnet effortlessly and allows you to easily see the screen whenever you're using it for navigation.
Embrace Your Inner Wolverine With These Garden Gloves With Claws
via: AmazonWhy dig around in your garden with a spade when you can claw your way through soil like an animal? This pair of Garden Gloves With Claws comes with removable fingertip claws to make gardening a heck of a lot more interesting.
Monkey Hooks are the Easiest Way to Hang Anything Anywhere
via: AmazonYou don't even need a hammer to hang things with Monkey Hooks. Selected Review:
Clearly someone much smarter than me used principles of physics and had lunch with Houdini and this was the result of that meeting. I hung 40, yes 40 pound wood carvings on the wall- the original drywall I should mention of a 1970s house and 8 months later they're still standing beautiful as ever. This product is easy to use and if I can hang those suckers all by myself- you can too! - Brittany Minnesota
These HandyGlasses Cleaners Have a Brilliant Design
via: AmazonEasily clean both sides of your lenses at once with a simple pinching motion. It's basically like using your T-shirt to wipe your lenses, except your optometrist won't get mad at you for scratching the lenses up. This listing is for a pack of five cleaners so you can keep them all over the place. (Or share a couple with your friends.)
This Simple Leaf Stripper
via: AmazonThis aptly designed leaf stripper looks just like a leaf. One side can strip your larger greens like kale and chard in one swift motion. The other side has smaller holes for your herbs for quick additions of some fresh rosemary.
These No-Tie Shoelaces Make Any Shoe A Slip-On
via: AmazonThese no-tie elastic shoelaces are seriously genius. I just bought two pair for my kid’s sneakers and winter boots - no matter how securely I double-knot her laces, they're untied by the end of the day. These stretchy laces are so easy to use - just lace the shoes then slide on the locking device, trim the laces to fit and snap on the handy cord clip to cover the trimmed ends. The elastic laces let you customize the tension to perfectly fit your foot, and the flexibility keeps that custom fit even if your feet swell throughout the day. I want these on all my sneakers!
These Eco-Friendly Produce Bags Mean Less Plastic in the World
via: AmazonIf you're reducing your single-use plastic, these produce bags are an excellent tool for your save-the-world quest! The five bags are reusable, foldable, and machine washable.
For Well Under $10, You Can Keep Track of All of Your Passwords With This Shit I Can't Remember: An Organizer for All Your Passwords and Shit
via: AmazonWith its cheeky, irreverent name, the Shit I Can't Remember: An Organizer for All Your Passwords and Shit actually does exactly what it says it does. This is the perfect gift for your sweary friend or relative who has a hard time keeping track of this sort of thing. Selected Review:
This is awesome I bought it for my mom because she can't remember her passwords for the life of her haha i think shes going to get a kick out of it!! It has nice large lettering so she can probably see it without her glasses. It has great space to write down all the info you need to remember!!! - Cristy-ann Latulippe
This Detangler Brush Has More Than 5,000 Amazon Reviews!
via: AmazonRemember when you were a kid and you hated having your hair brushed because of how much it hurt? Well, now you're a grown-up and you can buy a brush that won't cause any pain! (And you can use it on your kids too, obvs.) The secret to this brush is the special cone-shaped bristles that work to separate the hair sideways instead of down, gently unraveling even the toughest tangles.
This Ironing Board Caddy
via: AmazonAs a society, we seem to be moving further away from ironing, but some people (this writer included) enjoy a crisp outfit. But who has the space for an ironing board? If you have a door, you do! As notorious as they are for being slim, ironing boards are also infamous for sliding onto the floor in the middle of the night and giving you a heart attack. Save your heart (and hemlines) and invest in this over-the-door organizer that has a shelf for an iron as well as hooks for the board.
This Silicone Spout Is a Lifesaver
via: AmazonAttach this silicone spout to your pot and suddenly, pouring becomes about a thousand times easier. Use it to easily drain oil from your food, reserve bacon grease, or dispense soup directly into your bowl (or Tupperware containers as leftovers). It's heat resistant, so it can be used to transport even the hottest fluids. Now you can use both hands to pour the pot without having to worry about spills!
This Veggie Peeler Is Like Four Tools in One
This handy veggie peeler is like having four tools in one. You can peel, spiralize, julienne and slice without taking up all your kitchen storage space! I’d use this for julienning carrots for salads since grating them by hand makes a wet, mushy mess, thin-slicing sweet potato chips or spiralizing some zoodles if I’m feeling ambitious.
This Magnetic Spice Rack
via: AmazonKeep your most used (or all your) spices close by with this magnetic rack. This is a safe space; there’s no spice shaming. The minimalist design looks great in any kitchen and all you need is a metal surface to set it up. The rack holds about 3 pounds of spices and extracts which is more than you think!
This Shower Curtain Lock Saves Your Walls
via: AmazonI've been looking for this exact product to help save our bathroom walls - we've already had to pay for a contractor to cut out and replace drywall that got wet due to water escaping the shower curtain. This magnetic shower curtain lock is so smart - you just attach the magnetic plate to the shower tile, then it holds the curtain in place during showers to prevent the water from going everywhere!
This Microwave Pasta Tray
via: AmazonWhether you’re low on pots, a stovetop, or time, the ability to microwave pasta is a modern miracle. This tray lets you prep, cook, strain, and serve up pasta from one small dish. There’s even an etched guide that helps you know how much spaghetti yields the right portions! In addition to not using as many dishes, this little guy is dishwasher-safe. Italian night just got easier (just don’t tell your nonna).
Turn Any Bottle Into a Spill Proof Bottle With These Silicone Caps
via: AmazonDoes your kid love to drink out of your Swell bottle, but she's a notorious spiller? Or maybe you're out, or driving, and want a quick, easy, spill free way to take sips of your water. These stretchy Silicone Caps provide a tight, leakproof seal on just about any bottle. Just add a straw. These are great for hikes, the car, or anytime a child is involved.
Pump Out the Air With This Air Cork Wine Saver
via: AmazonIt's basically the Reebok Pump of wine savers. Rather than placing a topper on your wine bottle and then sucking the air out with another device, with the Air Cork Wine Saver you lower the balloon end into your bottle and inflate it with the pump end. It creates an airtight seal so your wine won't oxidize, and it's pretty fun to use. It would make a great add on gift when you bring a host a bottle of wine.
This Instant Pot Egg Steamer Trivet Ensures Perfectly Cooked Eggs, Every Time
A few times a week, my husband piles a bunch of eggs into the Instant Pot so we have healthy snacks to grab on the go. Unfortunately sometimes the eggs on top of the pile aren’t fully cooked while the ones on the bottom are perfect. This Instant Pot steamer trivet solves that problem since it keeps the eggs separated so each one is evenly cooked.
You Never Know When One of These Tiny Rubber People Will Come in Handy
via: AmazonAs you can see, they're the ideal tool for propping up a lid to keep liquids from boiling over. They can also be used to prop up your cell phone or tablet, or hold your chopsticks when you're not using them. Also, they just look hilarious and I kinda want to buy a hundred of them just to have them around. This listing is for a pair of 'em, and they cost less than a buck apiece!
via: AmazonThis cooking utensil is a bit of an overachiever. At first, it seems like an unassuming scraping spoon, but then you notice the measuring lines in the bowl (up to a ½ cup). The edge of the spoon is like a squeegee for more scraping power. The bent handle allows you to rest it on a counter without making a mess and twists to turn the spoon into a ladle.
This Dog Water Bottle Keeps Pets Happy and Healthy
As much as you love kisses from your pup, sharing your water bottle after a long game of fetch is not super sanitary. I love this convenient pet water bottle that’s small enough to clip onto a leash or carry in your pocket, and easy to operate with one hand. Simply press the “Water" button, and a stream of fresh, clean water flows into the attached drinking basin. When your pet’s done drinking, press the button again and the water flows back in so there’s no waste. Perfect for quenching pup’s thirst wherever the day takes you!
This Ionic Air Freshener Makes Your Car Smell So Fresh
via: AmazonWhenever I hop into the car I get to play a fun guessing game - is that Eau de Goldfish or Spoiled Juicebox? Lovely. What I need is this ionic car air freshener that works by producing negative oxygen ions to destroy odor-causing particles. It'll get rid of smoke smell and other funky odors, as well as purifying the air of dust, pollen and bacteria that could make you sick. This gadget can ride shotgun in my car anytime!
The Handy Scraper Is...Well, Just That
via: AmazonDo you ever find yourself trying to clean some grime out of a tiny crevice and wishing you had a tool made just for the job? That's exactly what led to the Handy Scraper's existence. Its unique design makes it the perfect tool for scraping off adhesives, cleaning tight spaces, prying open cans, or any number of other tasks around the house. This listing is for a pack of three so you can keep them wherever you might need 'em.
If You Want a No-Bounce Sports Bra Experience, Look No Further Than the Buband No-Bounce Bra Support
via: AmazonWorn over your regular sports bra, the Buband Extra Bra Support seriously locks the girls down for a true no bounce experience no matter your size or how high impact your sport is. Selected Review:
This thing is weird, but amazing! I'm a 34 DDD... so finding bras isn't exactly easy in the first place. To run, I usually wear two sports bras and then an athletic top with a built in shelf bra...I've been on one run with the buband, and it was awesome! - Helen Rizzi
The Twixit Seal Cleverly Turns Any Bag Into an Easy to Pour Container.
via: AmazonThe Twixit Seal attaches to any plastic or paper bag, creating an airtight seal that keeps your food fresh, and giving you an easy pour spout. Brilliant!
Skip the Middle Man and Hook Your Soap Pump Directly to Your Giant Costco Soap Container With the Never-MT Soap Dispenser Kit
via: AmazonWe all do it: buy a large container of dishwashing soap and pour it into the little container attached to that handy pump by the sink. We pour carefully, ready to stop the moment it's full, but invariably it overflows, and then overflows again when we put the pump part back in. It's a mess and we need to refill it fairly often. Instead, some genius invented this Never-MT Soap Dispenser Kit. (Get it? Never MT, M-T, like empty?) Now you can hook up your sink-side pump directly to the large container of soap you bought!
Keep Your Sneakers Looking (and Smelling) Like New With a Sneaker Wash and Dry Bag
via: AmazonGo ahead and throw your sneakers in the wash. This handy Sneaker Wash and Dry Bag is a zippered mesh bag to wash your sneakers in. But then, and this is the genius part, it has velcro that can attach to the door of most front loading dryers so you can dry your shoes too! No need to worry about them getting tossed around and ruined in the dryer. They'll get all that speedy drying air, with none of the potentially damaging tumbling.
This Scalp Massager Brings the Salon Experience Home
The best part of getting a haircut is hands down the amazing scalp massage during the shampoo. It’s delicious and impossible to replicate at home, until now! In addition to feeling heavenly, this scalp massaging shampoo brush makes your scalp healthier by increasing blood flow, promoting hair growth and exfoliating any potential dandruff. Not to mention the extremely satisfying lather you’ll work up while you’re scrubbing! You can also use it to massage achy body parts, like shoulders and back, while you’re at it.
The Magic Tap Is Probably the Most Brilliant Thing You'll See TodaySick of cleaning up spilled milk? So were the inventors of the Magic Tap, I'm guessing. The Magic Tap is a small device that fits into large jugs of milk, juice, or whatever else you might want to dispense. Then, rather than having to lift the entire jug, all you do is press your cup or bowl (or whatever container you're using) against the tap, and the liquid is magically dispensed for you! This thing is a godsend for parents of young kids and people who don't have a lot of upper body strength.
This Wearable Nail Polish Bottle Holder Makes Manis Easy Anywhere
This ring-style nail polish holder makes DIY manicures a breeze. It keeps your bottle of polish at your fingertips and holds it securely enough that you can paint your nails while lounging on the couch or in bed without risking a nasty spill. This fun and practical polish bottle holder is like having an extra hand!
Answer the Ancient Question With This Whimsical Dishwasher Magnet
via: AmazonModeled after the ubiquitous "hello my name is" name tags, this clever dishwasher magnet helps the household keep track of whether the dishes are dirty or clean. The magnet is two-sided and sticks securely to any dishwasher. One five-star reviewer calls it, "Cheeky, cheap, and cheerful!"
Bottle Bright is One of Those Products You Have to See to Believe
via: AmazonA product that actually does exactly what it promises? Amazing! If you regularly use a water bottle or thermos, you should clean it with Bottle Bright. Selected Review:
Finished using it 5 minutes ago and it’s the best... Initially I was disappointed when I dumped the water, as it was barely tinged brown. Then I put fresh water in, covered the top, shook it, and OMG. The crap that came out was disgusting, yet fascinating. I looked in the thermos and saw almost nothing but sparkly silver... All clean! - BranchingOut
This Set of Pickle Forks
via: AmazonLook, the pickle is a staple of American life, but some people are way more serious about their devotion to these brined cucumbers. Now, whenever you want a pickle straight out of the jar, there will be a fork ready and waiting. No more getting your fingers wet; just stab the pickle of your choice and chow down. A secure band attaches to the jar and holds the fork caddy which prevents any fork drippings from dirtying the fridge.
Clean Up The Edges With Confidence With These Neck Hair Line Templates
via: AmazonSkip the trip to the barber. These Neck Hair Line Templates will help ensure you create clean, straight lines with ease at home.
These Laundry Balls Save Water And Energy
via: AmazonWe all know how eco-friendly dryer balls are since they cut drying time, but did you know laundry balls also save water and energy by more efficiently scrubbing clothes? They also soften fabrics naturally so you don't have to use chemicals, which makes the Earth happy. This set of six laundry balls can be reused again and again to get your clothes cleaner, faster!
Bed Bands Might Just Be My Favorite Invention Ever
via: AmazonThere is nothing — I repeat: nothing — more frustrating than trying to enjoy a peaceful night of sleep and realizing that your fitted sheet has (once again) popped off the corner and is trying to swallow your feet. Bed Bands offer an easy solution to this problem. They clip onto either side of each corner of the sheet and hold it securely in place until you actually want to take the sheet off. Get ready to sleep peacefully! And speaking of sleeping peacefully...
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.
Take the Guess Work Out of Turning on Your Lights With This Ceiling Fan Pull Chain
via: AmazonWe've all been there: we look at the two chains hanging from our ceiling fan light, wonder which is the right one, and then inevitably pull the wrong one. While statistics would have us believe there's a 50% chance of picking the right chain on each occasion, it certainly feels like we pull the wrong one more often than not. Why didn't anyone invent this Ceiling Fan Pull Chain sooner? It's as handy as it is adorable.
This Foldable Tablet Phone Stand is Compact, Sturdy, and Highly Adjustable
via: AmazonIf you're looking for one stand to rule them all, this Foldable Tablet Phone Stand is the one you want. Selected Review:
I initially bought this to use with my Nintendo Switch as it allows you to charge your Switch while playing, which is something you cannot do with the Switch's kickstand. I have tried 2 other Switch stands and this is by far my favorite...this is such a good stand, I use it with my iPhone 7 Plus. - Matt K.
This Dish Drainer Mat and Rack Is A Kitchen Clutter Buster
No matter how sleek or attractive your dish drying rack is, at the end of the day it’s still an eyesore taking up space on your counter. This genius combination low-profile dish rack and microfiber drying mat is the answer to the clutter problem. It comes in a few sophisticated colors that can blend in with your countertop, and the large drying mat has room for pots and pans that don’t fit in traditional drying racks. When the dishes are dry, it folds up basically flat for easy storage even in teensy kitchens.
This Battery Organizer Is Your Junk Drawer's Worst Nightmare
via: AmazonMy junk drawer's an unholy mess of loose change, nail clippers, stray elastics and of course, random batteries that may or may not work. This battery organizer is here to kick butt and take names - it holds 93 batteries of various sizes and includes a battery tester so you can get rid of those that've run out of juice.
Letter Openers Are Simple, Yet Brilliant
via: AmazonThink about it. You probably open mail every day, right? And every day, you deal with paper cuts or envelopes that look like some kind of monster tried to eat them. With these handy letter openers, all you have to do is zip them across the envelope and you get a neat cut every single time. The blade is tucked into the device so your fingers are always protected and it stays sharp. Trust me, these are so worth the couple bucks.
This Cake Pop Maker
via: AmazonIf you like the idea of cake pops and aren’t a fan of how sweet they are, this machine can help. Generally, cake pops a cake-frosting truffle dipped in more frosting (or candy or chocolate). This machine lets you bake little cake balls from the start and then just cover them as you see fit. The resulting pops have a significantly lower sugar content and you still get to eat cake on a stick!
This Lower Back Stretcher is Like a Yoga Stretch, a Chiropractic Treatment, and a Little Acupressure All Rolled Into One
via: AmazonThis Lower Back Stretcher is hailed as a miracle by its many, many superfans. Selected Review:
Just received my solid back and I have tested it out and honestly for the first time in years I am pain free!!!! I could cry right now!!! For those of you that suffer from chronic pain you know how just doing daily things can be a struggle...All in all great product. I'm highly satisfied and I'm pain free - Jane
This Apple Slicer Is Giving Me Life
As a mom of two ravenous, apple-loving kiddos, I’ve spent countless minutes (hours? days?) painstakingly cutting apples into slices so no one chokes. This sturdy apple slicer and corer easily cuts 16 perfect slices at once, and they’re all equally sized so no one fights over who got the bigger piece. I've used it at least three times a day since I got it and it works amazingly on pears, too.
The Freezer Cube Will Restore Order to Your Fridge
via: AmazonIf you like to prep meals in advance, then you've probably run into the issue of not having enough space for all your food in the freezer. Actually, let's face it: we've all run out of freezer space, regardless of whether we're meal preppers. The Freezer Cube can be placed on a shelf in your freezer. It provides you with a bunch of smaller shelves which just happen to be the perfect size for holding freezer bags!
Now That You've Seen These Scratch Off Notes You Need Them in Your Life
via: AmazonI know that I've lived my entire life without these Scratch Off Notes, so clearly I don't need them. But now that I know they exist? I'm not certain I can stand not having them. I want all my random notes to myself to be full of rainbow glory, even if it's just me copying down some random authorization code or doodling while arguing over the phone with some billing office who messed up again.
This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint
via: AmazonIt kills germs, mold, freshens air and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.
This Flexible Scoop
via: AmazonSome things require a bit more flexibility than the rigid scoops and cups of the kitchen. The soft head can fit into narrow containers and also act as a controlled funnel if you like to use your own pantry containers. Where this scoop really shines, however, is your freezer’s ice collector. The handle remains comfortable to touch when frozen and the scoop is sturdy enough to break up stuck cubes. Remember that funnel action? When you’re filling glasses, say goodbye to rogue ice, ice, baby.
People Swear By This Wildly Popular Acupressure Mat
via: AmazonAccording to reviewers, it hurts at first, but after a day or two, it starts to work its magic.
This Tiny Gadget Not Only Charges Your Devices, But Also Adds Bluetooth Functionality To Your Car
via: AmazonFeel like taking that 20th-century car into the 21st? Bluetooth amazingness is a ROAV adapter away.
This Wine Wand Is Basically Magic
via: AmazonWine is great! Wine headaches? Not so much. Lucky for you, The Want by PureWine can put an end to those awful headaches, as well as to other common side effects from drinking wine such as congestion, skin flush, upset stomach, and even hangovers. Simply swish the wand in a glass of wine for about 3 minutes, and it removes about 50 percent of the sulfites and histamines in the glass (swishing for 8 minutes removes closer to 100 percent of the bad stuff).
Get a Deeper Clean with This Shampoo Brush
via: AmazonUse this brush to massage your scalp and lather up shampoo at the same time. It features a handle that's easy to grasp and several flexible rubber tips to really get in there. The gentle vibration the device provides increases blood flow to the scalp and promotes relaxation — it might even boost hair growth! If you suffer from dandruff or an itchy scalp, this brush is exactly what you've been looking for.
These Dryer Balls That Keep Your Clothes Static-Free
via: AmazonNon-toxic and chemical-free, these dryer balls eliminate static electricity without having to keep buying dryer sheets.
This USB Charging Wall Plate Does It All
via: AmazonIt's hard to come up with a succint name for this USB charger wall plate with nightlight because it packs so many functions into one product! It conveniently gives you two outlets back since you can charge devices directly from the two USB ports, the top of the charger has a lip that'll hold your device during charging or so you can read a recipe while you're cooking, and a motion sensor LED nightlight helps you see where your charging cords are after lights out if you're using the charger next to your bed. See? Amazing!
These Harperton Nail Clippers Will Be The Last Ones You Ever Buy
via: AmazonIf you haven't tried a REAL pair of nail clippers, trust me, you need to. It's a completely different (and far superior) experience from those $2 clippers. "Find
This ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf That You'll Want In Every Room
via: AmazonWhy don't all outlets have shelves?
These Big Wool Spheres Will Replace Dryer Sheets
via: AmazonThrow out those dryer sheets and fabric softener. These solid wool balls are a wildly popular solution for soft and static-free clothes.
These Eyebrow Razors
via: AmazonWhen you need to clean up your brows and tweezers won’t cut it, these razors can help. This pack of six safety razors can refine your brow line and get rid of any rogue hairs trying to start a unibrow. You can also use these razors on unwanted facial hair or to smooth your entire face for easier makeup application.
For Guacamole That Lasts, the Guacamole ProKeeper is a Must Have
via: AmazonImagine a world where you can keep your delicious, fresh guacamole until tomorrow. The Guacamole ProKeeper makes that dream a reality. Selected Review:
I was tired of using hacks like adding extra lemon juice which ruins the flavor if you keep having to add it (in my opinion), covering with saran wrap, adding a layer of water... This bowl is easy to use and your guacamole stays beautifully green and yummy from day to day!!! I'm a happy camper!!! It really works!!! -Meem1
via: AmazonWhen was the last time you cleaned your garbage disposal? Get that mysterious, helpful appliance sparkling clean with this foaming cleanser. The biodegradable packet goes into the garbage disposal as is and its active ingredients foam up to wipe away grime and odors from the blades and the pipes. The lemon trick might cover up bad smells, but this simple packet offers a much deeper clean!
This Bag Holder Handle Makes the Annoying Task of Carrying a Ton of Shopping Bags Much Easier
via: AmazonI don't know about you, but I would rather break my arms than have to go back to the car for a second trip. I'm sure I'm not alone in this, right? I can't be because someone invented this Bag Holder Handle. This clever handle can hold several bags, making it easy to carry all the shopping in one trip. With the carabiner style of these, you can also use them to clip your bags to your stroller or bike handle.
If You Live With a Dog and Other People, Then You Probably Ask This Question Often: Did You Feed the Dog?
via: AmazonYour dog is unreliable at best when it comes to letting you know whether he's had his supper yet. And he's not complaining on those lucky nights he gets fed twice! This clever Did You Feed the Dog? gadget eliminates the mystery. Mount it with the included adhesives or magnets, and simply slide the switches over. Because you can't rely on your dog to tell you the truth.
Gently Yet Thoroughly Clean Wine Glasses and More With These Dish Scrubbers
via: AmazonDishwashing isn't glamorous, but at least you can treat yourself to a better set of dish scrubbers to help get the job done right. For about $3 each, this set of three scrubbers are made of sturdy yet flexible silicone. They won't harbor bacteria, and they're gentle enough to safely wash the most delicate dishes.
This Genius Soap Holder
via: AmazonIf you love bars of soap more than you love body wash, you’re all too familiar with the struggle of keeping the bar intact. The conical design avoids keeping the soap in a pool of water and slowly turning into mush. You can install this gem without any tools and set it at a height that works for you!
This $8 Invention Adds An Invaluable Footrest To Your Shower
via: AmazonMuch like cupholders, I don't understand why more everyday things don't have built-in footrests.
Stop Resenting Your Pets: Clean Up Their Hair From Anywhere For Under $20
via: AmazonThe all-rubber construction of the FURremover Broom not only lends to its long-term durability, but also its multi-use utility as a fur-gathering sweeper, and a pee-pushing squeegee. It'll keep your carpets fur-free and your hardwood unstained, so you can love your pets in all their messy glory without (too much) resentment.
These Stainless Steel Reusable Drinking Straws That Will Help You Save the Environment
via: AmazonThe sad truth is that plastic straws are terrible for the environment. But if you love drinking out of straws (like we do), all hope is not lost! These stainless steel straws are perfect replacements. And they come with their very own cleaner brush!
Make Any Shoes Slip On Shoes With Lock Laces
via: AmazonI'm sure at some point in time the advent of shoe laces was a big stride forward in foot wear technology. And so, for far too many years, people have spent countless hours (collectively) tying and untying our shoes. We go through the frustrating process of learning to tie our shoes only to one day go through the frustrating process of teaching our own kids to tie their shoes. It doesn't have to be that way. Lock Laces replace the laces in your shoes and still provide a customizable, adjustable fit.
With This Gap Cleaning Brush You'll Have The Cleanest Window Tracks On The Block
via: AmazonThere is literally decades of dust living in the crevices of my windows right now, awaiting attack by the Trycooling Brush.
These Wildly Popular Baking Mats Will Keep You From Scrubbing Stuck-On Messes
via: AmazonUse these handy silicone liners to create a nonstick layer on your baking sheets. They're great for cookies, candies, cakes, biscuits — anything you want to bake in the oven. And they're dishwasher-safe!
These Moso Purifying Bags Apparently Have Odor-Killing Superpowers
via: AmazonThousands of reviewers tout the powers of these bags of activated charcoal, specifically highlighting their abilities to freshen truly nasty old shoes, or even drink up the odorrific remnants of spoiled milk inside a minivan.
This Bed Band That Prevent The Dreaded Sheet Slip
via: AmazonWho can get any sleep when your sheets are constantly slipping off? These brilliant "bed bands" eliminate that problem so you can finally catch some Z's.
Using These Dirt Cheap Drain Snakes Will Both Disgust And Fascinate You
Rock Out in the Kitchen With These Drumstick Spoons
via: AmazonPerfect for the musical cook in your life, this set of drumstick spoons is both funny and practical. The set includes one solid spoon and one slotted, and both have handles shaped like drumsticks. Reviewers call them "excellent quality" and a "cool gift."
No More Lumps and Bumps With this No Show Flat Buckle Stretch Belt
via: AmazonProblem: your pants are falling down. Typical Solution: wear a belt. New Problem: your belt buckle bulges out making you look lumpy. Don't fix one problem by replacing it with new problem! Perhaps you have accepted the bulging lumpiness of a belt buckle as a fact of life, but it doesn't have to be that way. The No Show Flat Buckle Adjustable Stretch Belt holds your pants up as well as any other belt, but without creating any new problems! Who wants added bulging bulk right on their belly? Live life lump free.
These Odorless, Non-Toxic Lighter Cubes Make Starting a Fire a Cinch
via: AmazonIt's not always easy to start a fire. Sometimes the wood is damp, there isn't enough kindling, or any number of other hindrances between you and the perfect fire. These Lighter Cubes ensure that you can start a fire in no time, no matter your conditions. Use them for your charcoal grill, your fireplace, campfire, or debris fire and all the work of building a fire is done for you. They ignite when wet, stay lit when windy, and burn for several minutes giving your wood plenty of time to catch.
This Hanger Stacker
via: AmazonThere are two people in the world: people with too few hangers and people with far too many. If you’re in the latter camp, you can finally organize the clutter without letting your hangers go. Breakup shopping sprees come at you fast and you need to have your hangers on hand, neatly stacked.
This Bubbly Mask
via: AmazonMud masks. Clay masks. Peel masks. Sheet masks. Skincare is always finding a new way to get into your pores and kick out any unwanted debris. Oxidizing bubble masks have coexisted with the sheet mask craze, but this mask is calling in a lot of the skincare darlings. This mask is clay based and also uses charcoal powder to draw impurities out of your skin. The oxidation is as fun to watch as it is to feel happening, nourishing your face all the while.
This Skin Tag Remover is an Easy DIY Device That Will Save You a Trip to the Dermatologist
via: AmazonIf you don't know what a skin tag is, consider yourself blessed and scroll on. For the rest of us mere mortals, this Skin Tag Remover will save you a fortune in copays at your Dermatologist. The clever little device pops a tiny rubber band around the skin tag, which effectively cuts off the blood supply. In a day or two, the skin tag falls right off. Is it gross? Yes. But it works, costs next to nothing, and is fairly painless. Warning: Amazon reviewers included photos.
Prevent Hand Strain and Fatigue With These Hand Exercisers
via: AmazonWe demand a lot from our hands, and sometimes they need a little TLC. If your hands fatigue from typing, you're probably familiar with various exercises and strengtheners. Great for strengthening, conditioning, and rehab, these Hand Exercisers come with three levels of tension. The lightest is best for beginners and rehab. Medium for building strength, and the heaviest tension is perfect for rock climbers or similar.
This Toenail Correction Kit Is a Life (and Toenail) Saver
via: AmazonYes, it looks like some strange type of medieval toe-torture device, but this intriguing little gadget saved me from a seriously painful situation. Its little arms attach on either side of the toenail at issue, and lift them up as you crank down. Don't take my word for its effectiveness -- there's some pretty compelling evidence in the reviews.
These Silicone Toe Protectors Will Save You From Blisters
via: AmazonCrafted from medical-grade silicone, these toe caps promise to save you from callouses, blisters, and any number of rub-related injuries we all face from uncomfortable shoes. Plus, they just look fun to use, don't they?
These Flexible Outlet Sealers Promise to Save You Big on Heating and Cooling Bills
via: AmazonDuck (of the tape) brand's Socket Sealers improve energy efficiency in your home by sealing off an oft-forgotten source of air drift: your power and light sockets. Why don't all outlet covers come with these built-in?
Problem: Slipping Straps. Solution: These Cushions
via: AmazonIf my straps are even a micrometer too loose, they slip off my shoulders alllll day. It's so annoying. And embarrassing! On the other hand, if I over-tighten them, they dig into my shoulder blades as if they're trying to squeeze my arms right off my torso. These silicone cushions solve both problems. Simply thread your straps through them and put your bra on as you normally do. The silicone keeps them in place and also provides a little bit of cushion to prevent pain.