You need to buy things, right? Every single person does at one point or another. Whether it's gadgets to cook with, tools for your yard, or containers for your pantry, there comes a time when you have to bite the bullet and, you know, actually buy them.
So as long as you're shopping for something...why not get the cute version of that thing?
Have something cute in your life totally improves your mood every time you go to use it. In fact, it might even improve your mood just to look at it, and who doesn't love a good mood boost every now and again?
From a ladle shaped like Nessie to a pair of chicken feet that hold your makeup sponges, we've pored over Amazon to find the most useful products that also happen to be hella adorable. I hope you find something that will bring a little bit of joy and a lot of utility to your life!
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This Mug and Spoon Set Is to Die For
via: AmazonI mean, come on. Just look at those mugs! Look at those spoons! I feel like even dog people would find it hard to resist enjoying their favorite beverage if it was served in one of these mugs. These adorable kitty mugs even have tiny ears! Is it normal to want to pick up a coffee mug and snuggle it for an hour? 'Cause that's kinda what I want to do.
These Skull Key Covers Make It Easier to Find Your Keys
via: AmazonI feel like every time I put my keys in my purse, I put them in the exact same place. And yet, when it comes time to actually grab those keys and use them, I'm stuck digging around my bag for a solid minute. That wouldn't happen with these — they glow in the dark! You can't miss 'em! This set comes with covers in six different colors so you can easily distinguish between your many keys. As an added bonus, they'll also keep your keychain from jangling around too much.
This Mushroom Night Light Looks So Cozy!
via: AmazonWhether you need a night light to help you (or your kids) navigate to the bathroom, or just want to shine a cozy little light somewhere in your house, this night light is the perfect option. It's made of super soft, BPA-free silicone and features two different light modes: one bright and one dimmer. It also has a multicolor mode where it switches between six different colors.
These Bag Clips Will Keep Your Food Fresh
via: AmazonThe chances that you will remember to use the boring bag clips in the junk drawer are admittedly pretty slim. But what if they had adorable faces? Suddenly, the chances that you'll grab them just went way up. Plus, you can use them to put on a puppet show while you snack. There's nothing not to like about these clips.
This Surge Protector Is Shaped Like a Bear!
via: AmazonTraditional surge protectors are very useful, but they are also all beige and blocky and not even a little bit cute (no offense, surge protectors). This one, though? It's a little bear! And he's wearing a bow tie! Which is made out of two USB ports! I mean, come on. If you're in the market for a new surge protector, I think we both know which design will be much more fun for everyone involved. (It's this one.)
This Egg Separator Will Make You Excited About Your Egg White Omelet
via: AmazonAnd that's saying something. When's the last time anyone was excited about an egg white omelet? This little guy can be clipped directly to a glass or bowl, leaving your hands totally free to crack the eggs directly into the little basket. The egg white falls through, the yolk stays behind, and voila! Egg separated! It's also dishwasher safe, which is just icing on the cake if you ask me.
This Panda Humidifier Just Wants to Be Your Best Friend
via: AmazonI mean, look at him. That panda wants a hug, amiright? This ultra quiet humidifier would be the perfect addition to your office desk, nightstand, or even a kid's room. It has an automatic shutoff for safety and can be used in conjunction with the essential oils of your choice (or just with water, of course!). Another thing to note is that it doesn't haven't any flashing lights, making it ideal for nighttime use.
This Piggy Timer Will Make You Smile Every Time You Set It
via: AmazonWhether you're hard boiling some eggs, baking some brownies, or even just setting a homework timer, this little fella is there to help! Use it to set a timer for up to 60 minutes. If it gets messy, it cleans off with just a swipe of a damp cloth! It's also great for use with board games or other fun family activities.
These Ice Tongs Have Their Own Mittens
via: AmazonWhich makes sense — Ice is cold! These are hands down the most fun ice tongs you'll find out there. They're perfect for your next party, or even to keep in your freezer full time if you want to use them every day. They're made of stainless steel and pure silicone, meaning they're easy to clean as well as being easy to use. Everyone could use a little more fun in their lives, even if it's just when they're getting some ice.
This Desk Bunny Has a Very Useful Secret
via: AmazonNot only is its carrot a paperclip holder; its ears are a pair of scissors! Finally, a desk decor item that is both cute and useful! Put your bunny to work and get ready for your roommates or coworkers to be completely charmed. You might even become super productive and finally get that promotion you've been after all year!
The Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner May Look Angry, But You'll Be Glad to Have Her
via: AmazonNo one likes scrubbing their microwave, but you kind of have to do it every once in a while. That's where this handy tool comes in. Simply add some water and vinegar to the Angry Mama and pop her into the microwave for about five minutes. She'll start steaming (from her head!), which will make it easier than ever to simply wipe out your microwave with a paper towel.
This Hair Band Is Probably the Cutest Hair Band Ever Made
via: AmazonWouldn't you agree? Use it to keep your hair out of your way while washing your face or putting on makeup. You could also put it on straight out of the shower to keep your hair from getting unruly as it air dries. You could also put it on whenever you feel like having adorable kitty ears. That's what I would do.
This Slotted Spoon Is Also a Dinosaur
via: AmazonI mean, come on. Do you really need any further convincing that this is the coolest kitchen item around? I don’t think so. But just in case: It stands up on its own four little legs! Come on! Whether you use it for rinsing off veggies or scooping hard-boiled eggs out of boiling water, Nessie will have your back. And look adorable the whole time, too.
This Pasta Server Is Just Plain Fun
via: AmazonThe Pastasaurus will make your day better every single time you decide to make pasta. How could it not? It’s shaped like a dinosaur! You can even give it a name if you really want to. Looks kinda like a Bruce to me. Bruce here is also dishwasher-safe — just make sure to put him on the top rack to avoid any extinction events.
This Personal Fan Is BEAR-y Cute!
via: AmazonYou know how awful it feels to be caught in the heat without anything to provide relief, but you don't have to experience it ever again if you have one of these little gadgets handy! The very useful and very adorable personal fan can be charged via USB. It provides a soft breeze to keep you cool using two different speeds, plus it's super lightweight. It's great for your office, an amusement park, or bringing on your next camping trip.
This Power Bank Will Ensure You're Not Stranded Without Power
via: AmazonIt's good practice to get into the habit of bringing a power bank with you when you leave the house for an extended period of time. Not only does it eliminate the inconvenience of having to find an available outlet; it can also provide extra safety and security whenever you're away from sources of electricity. This dog-shaped power bank also emits light, so it could be used as a sort of flashlight in a pinch in addition to charging your phone!
This Mug Is Also a Great Tea Brewer
via: AmazonI guess you can tell that I think cat-shaped things are the most adorable things, huh? This mug is no different! It's made with high heat borosilicate glass that can withstand holding liquids up to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. It also comes with a stainless steel strainer that makes it perfect for brewing either loose leaf or bagged tea. The lid locks into place and makes the entire thing leak-proof, meaning you can use it either at home or on-the-go.
This Little Piggy Just Wants to Hold Your Cooking Utensils
via: AmazonEvery time you cook, you end up putting your spoon or other utensil either on a spoon rest or (as is probably more likely) straight onto your countertop. That's kind of unsanitary! This little pig can be clipped directly to your pot. It'll then hold your cooking utensil for you. The best part is that any drips will just go straight back into the pot — that means there's nothing to clean up later!
You Never Know When 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 six pack and it costs less than 9 bucks!
Get One of These Phone Rings and Stop Dropping Your Phone
via: AmazonPhone technology may be getting more and more impressive, but the phones themselves are just as breakable as ever — even more so if we're comparing them to the ol' reliable Nokias. You need something on your phone to provide some extra security. I recommend something like this phone ring! It adheres directly to your device and provides the perfect tool to prevent slippage and dropping — just stick your finger through the ring and that thing isn't going anywhere. It also works as a stand to prop up your phone.
These Tiny Snails Keep Your Teabag Secure
via: AmazonPop one of these little guys on your mug of tea and use it to hold your teabag string! No more accidentally losing the paper tab in the cup of burning hot liquid! This listing is for a set of 10 little snails. They'd also be great for keeping track of everyone's separate drinks at your next tea party. Or you can just put them all on your mug so they can keep you company.
This Llama Duster Is About to Become Your New BFF
via: AmazonI know what you're wondering — is it a duster shaped like a llama or a duster meant specifically to dust your llama? Honestly, I see no reason why both can't be true. This duster is one you won't want to hide in your closet. You could keep him right out in the open and show him off to all of your friends! The polyester fibers clean just about any surface, plus it can be bent into whatever shape best fits your dusting needs.
These Corn Holders Make Eating Corn Even Easier
via: AmazonPretty much everyone likes corn on the cob, but nobody likes burned fingers! These adorable little corn cobs have metal spikes that you stick into the ends of the cob in order to create convenient little handles! And, obviously, the handles don't get hot. Or buttery. When you're not using them, the handles nest together so no one accidentally pokes themselves. They've really thought of everything.
This Makeup Sponge Stand Is a Pair of Chicken Legs
via: AmazonDon't tell me that's not the cutest method of storing a makeup sponge you've ever seen in your life. These little legs are great not just for display purposes, but also to provide a place for your makeup sponge to dry after you wash it. It also only costs about three bucks so, I mean...can you really afford not to have one of these things at your beauty station?
These Bottle Stoppers Are Also Little Hats!
via: AmazonCome to think of it, they would go perfectly with those mitten ice tongs we talked about earlier! This listing is for a set of two silicone bottle stoppers that are shaped like winter hats. They'll keep your wine fresh, and they will also make it look like it's bundled up and ready to venture out into a winter wonderland. They're also dishwasher-safe and totally reusable!
This Little Piggy Wants to Help Steam Your Food
via: AmazonAll you have to do is place the Pink Piggy Steamer on top of the veggies or other ingredients you have in your pot and they will start to steam! This little piggy is also microwave safe, so it would be a great splatter shield for warming up soup at the office (or at home!). Or you could use it as a jar opener! You've got a lot of options.
The Scrub Daddy Is Basically Magic
via: AmazonThe Scrub Daddy is probably one of my favorite cleaning products I’ve ever purchased. When you run it under warm water, the sponge becomes soft and malleable for gentle scrubbing. Under cold water, it becomes much firmer and is ideal for scraping off stuck-on messes. Also, the Scrub Daddy’s “smile" is the perfect size and shape for scrubbing cooking spoons on both sides at once.
I Can't with This Salt and Pepper Shaker Set
via: AmazonThe pepper is sand in the dessert. The salt is snow in the winter. I mean, come on people! Is there a cuter set of salt and pepper shakers anywhere in the world? If there is, please let me know about them. Until then, I'm gonna have to go with these. They'd make a great housewarming gift — and would also look great in your own home! And mine!
These Coasters Are Also a Cactus
via: AmazonYou can find cute objects that serve just about any and every purpose — including protecting your coffee table from scratches or water stains. When not actively in use, this set of six coasters can be assembled into a cactus shape. Because why not? You could even make a game out of building the cactus with your friends — or disassembling it to provide them with a coaster. Win-win.
These Cable Ties Have Little Tongues!
via: AmazonThere's finally a cable management solution for people who just want everything to look cute. These little guys have plenty of uses — use them to seal bags of chips or bread. You could also use them secure wound-up cables, or color code cables that are in use. Or secure your headphone cord. Or just wear them around your wrist or finger and bring your little buddy everywhere you go. Six bucks for a set of three — might as well grab a few, right?
This Kitchen Multi-Tool Pretty Much Does It All
via: AmazonWhen you’re not actively using it, this multi-tool stacks up to form a lovely little plant sculpture. So first of all, it’s art! But it certainly doesn’t stop there! The multi-tool also includes an apple corer/slicer, avocado scoop, citrus juicer, peeler, mesh cutter, grater, bowl…the list continues. You can save so much space in your cupboards and drawers by buying this thing — it’d also be a great gift for someone moving into their first apartment!