36 Useful Gadgets Under $25 That'll Make Anyone's Life Easier | 22 Words

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 finger covers that protect you from Cheeto dust to a pen that's also a bookmark. I hope you find something that will give you that “perfect tool for the job” happiness!

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This Water Bottle Makes Staying Hydrated Fun

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We all know about the benefits of drinking water, right? I don't need to remind you of the science. However, most of us could use a little help actually ensuring that we've had enough water to drink on a given day. This water bottle has colorful bands on the outside. You can roll them up the bottle every time you empty it in order to keep track of how much you've had to drink and easily tell at a glance how much more water you should have.

These Plate Dividers Are Ideal for Picky Eaters

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Anyone who lives with a picky eater knows how frustrating mealtime can be. If your child hates when their food touches, you can use these nifty barriers to ensure it doesn't happen! They can also be used to measure portions of food — each divider holds 1/2 cup of food within its walls.

This Veggie Peeler Has a Brilliant Design

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This peeler nests comfortably in the palm of your hand, making it ideal for peeling carrots, peaches, pears, eggplants, and more. Since it attaches directly to your finger, you don't have to worry about accidentally dropping it or having it slip around. The edge of the peeler features a special tool you can use to remove the eyes from a potato. Or your enemy! (Just kidding.) It's also dishwasher-safe.

Keep Your Mushrooms Clean with The MushroomCloth

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If you (like me) have a tough time believing that you're actually getting your mushrooms totally clean, the MushroomCloth might be exactly what the doctor ordered. Each side of the cloth has a different texture. Use the soft bristle side to remove debris and dirt from mushrooms, and use the wavy texture on the other side for veggies with thicker skin. It's small enough to keep in a drawer or hang on the inside of your cupboard door whenever you're not using it, but you'll be glad to have it when you need it.

This Round Ice Scraper Is Changing the Game

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If you live in a place with snowy winters, then you know how much of a hassle it can be to scrape your windshield off before you drive. This little tool makes it so much easier! It's small enough to fit in one hand so you don't have to try and get good leverage with a huge handle. Use the larger end to scrape loose snow right off. If there's ice, flip the cone around and use the spiky end to remove it in a jiffy!

These Finger Covers May Look Silly, But They Work Like a Charm

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OK. These finger covers look a little goofy. But you know what else isn't a good look? Bright orange Cheeto dust smeared all over your pants. Slip these onto your fingers (there are three of them total) and eat your messy snacks without worry! They're washable, reusable, heat-resistant, and dishwasher-safe. You can laugh now, but you're gonna thank me later.

This Bread Slicer Folds Flat for Easy Storage

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There's nothing quite like buying bread in a loaf from the grocery store — or making it yourself! Unfortunately, it can be pretty tricky to get the perfect sandwich-width slices when you're just eyeballing it. That's where this bread slicer comes in. Simply place the loaf of bread inside and use the slots to guide your knife and create the ideal slices. No more shoving a too-thick piece of bread into the toaster!

This Is Called a Spurtle, and It's the Best Utensil Ever

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So, the spurtle is a wooden kitchen tool that dates back to 15th-century Scotland, where it was used to stir porridge and soups. But as it turns out, it's also wildly useful to have in your kitchen today. It's a unique cross between a spoon and a spatula and can be used for prettttty much anything. Use it to mix, scrape, stir, spread, or serve! This listing is for four different spurtles of varying sizes and styles (one of them is slotted). Once your kitchen is spurtled (?), you'll never go back.

These Cable Savers Will...Well, Save Your Cables

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If you haven't had a charger cable start to unravel at the end, then you may want to call up Hogwarts because you are clearly some kind of wizard. For the rest of us Muggles, these cable savers come in handy. Simply coil them around your cables to add some much-needed stability. Maybe someday the powers that be will invent a cable that doesn't unravel. Until then, we'll use these nifty things.

The Fred Travelamp Brings Light Wherever You Need It

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I'm pretty sure everyone reading this is well aware of their cellphone's flashlight feature, but sometimes, you want a light that fills an entire area, rather than just pointing in one particular direction. The Travelamp is a lantern-shape light diffuser that you can place over your phone's flashlight. When you do, the light will be spread out to cover a larger area and provide a pleasant glow rather than a harsh beam. It's especially great for camping trips!

Take the Perfect Puptastic Photo with the Pooch Selfie

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If you have a dog, it's basically a law that you have to take pictures of them. However, it can sometimes be tricky to get them to look at the camera for that perfect photo. The Pooch Selfie makes it super easy by allowing you to clip a squeaky ball directly onto your phone! Now you can take the perfect pooch-tastic selfies!

This Armrest Table Tray Is Super Convenient!

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Sitting on the couch = good. Eating on the couch = also good, but it can get messy! However, if you have one of these table trays that hook directly onto your armrest, your life is much easier. You don't have to worry about balancing a plate on your lap or placing it far away on the coffee table — just cozy up next to the tray that's seated right next to you! This is a must for your next party. And your next Netflix binge sesh.

This Knee Pillow Relieves Back Pain!

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If you wake up with a sore back, chances are that your spine is misaligned while you sleep. In order to prevent this from happening, you can use this small pillow between your knees. It's contoured to fit snugly between your legs, encouraging the correct posture and reducing pressure in your joints. It has nearly 3,000 Amazon reviews and the company that makes it also offers a 10o percent money back guarantee.

Bring Order to Your Countertops with This Makeup Organizer

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I always get annoyed having to dig through my makeup bag in order to get the stuff I need, but I also don't want to just leave everything out on my counter where it's sure to look cluttered. This storage box makes a lot of sense. Use the various drawers and shelves to store all of your  makeup and keep it within easy reach.

And This Makeup Brush Holder Can Be Put Right Next to It!

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It's pretty unsanitary to store your brushes in a bag where they touch each other (and all the makeup containers). This brush holder features a bunch of spaces formed with flexible silicone that will grab the brush handles and keep them propped up. There are three different sizes of holes that should work on even your tiniest (and largest) brushes.

These Adjustable Drawer Dividers Will Make Your Life So Much Easier

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Aren't you tired of having to dig through your entire drawer of T-shirts in order to find the one you want to wear? Everything becomes unfolded and you're left with a sloppy mess. These drawer dividers can be adjusted to fit pretty much any drawer — not just your dresser drawers, either! Use them in the kitchen, garage, linen closet, or bathroom drawers to bring some order there, too.

These Hat Clips Are Ideal for People Who Wear Many Hats

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(And I mean that literally.) This pack of 10 clips can be used to hang up 10 hats on a single hanger in your closet. They work with all button-top hats and even prevent any damage coming to them. And they increase your closet space (or free up some drawer space). Basically, if you're a hat fan, this is a pretty great option for hat storage. After all, it's not like you can wear every hat at the same time, ya know?

This Scrap Bin Hooks Directly to a Cupboard Door

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I remember the first time I watched Rachael Ray's cooking show and was totally blown away by the concept of a garbage bowl. Putting all your veggie scraps in one convenient location? Makes so much sense! Now, my mind is equally blown by the idea of a scrap bin that doesn't even take up any counter space! This one hangs right on a cupboard door and stays out of your way while you prep. Plus, it's super easy to just sweep the scraps into the bin.

Stay Warm and Enjoy Some Tunes with This Bluetooth Beanie

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This is one of those products that just makes perfect sense. No one should have to sacrifice warmth for listening to music, or vice versa. This hat has speakers built right into it! Not only that; it also features a built-in microphone for easy hands-free phone calls. Now you can listen to your favorite tunes (or podcasts! Or audiobooks!) while doing cool winter sports...or while standing at the bus stop. Either way!

This Hairline Template Keeps Your Haircut Looking Good

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It's totally fine to give yourself a haircut. But please, for the love of all good things, don't try to do it without the proper equipment. For best results, use an actual set of hair clippers (not a random pair of scissors you found in a desk drawer). And when it comes to shaping the hairline, use this handy tool! It's basically a no-fail stencil that will keep your lines straight.

And If You're Trimming Your Beard, Use The Beard King

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This is another one of those things that looks a little silly but is totally worth it in the end. Use the suction cups to attach the apron of the Beard King to your bathroom mirror, then shave and trim as desired. Rather than getting all over your counter and sink, the beard trimmings will land directly in the apron for super easy cleanup. Future you will thank you. So will anyone you live with.

The Hot Sock Is a Diffuser That Works Pretty Much Everywhere

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If you have wavy or curly hair, you're certainly no stranger to the diffuser. However, many diffusers are super bulky, and you never know if a diffuser attachment is going to attach to the hair dryer if you're traveling. The Hot Sock is pretty much what it sounds like — a sock! It's a diffuser made from fabric that folds perfectly flat for easy storage and fits virtually every hair dryer out there.

Mountie Makes Your Desk Less Cluttered

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Have you ever been working on your computer and tried to reference your tablet or phone at the same time? Unless you have three hands, it can be a bit of a struggle...unless you have a Mountie. It's basically an instant second display. Just clip it onto your monitor and use it to hold whatever other screen you need right at eye level. Its quick lever action makes it easy to attach or remove in seconds.

This Charging Station Should Have Come with the Apple TV, honestly.

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Anyone who has an Apple TV knows how irritating it is to charge up the remote. I feel like every time the remotes needs charging, I have no idea where the cable is and I usually end up having to plug it in in a kitchen outlet. This low-profile stand can be used to charge the remote and it looks pretty classy while it's doing it! You can also use it to charge your other Apple electronics like your AirPods or an iPad Mini.

You Might Also Want to Pick up This Glow-in-the-Dark Remote Case

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My other pet peeve about the Apple TV is that I always. Lose. The remote. I mean, this is partially because my husband always accidentally puts it in his pocket and walks out of the living room. But also because it's quite small! This glow-in-the-dark case will ensure that you never lose your Apple TV remove again. Plus, it just looks cool.

This Elephant Cup Has a Built-In Drainage Hole

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OK, first of all, this little guy is really dang cute. But that's not all! He also has a little drain hole in his nose, which makes him ideal for storing toothbrushes in the bathroom or cutlery in your kitchen. You could even uuse the container as a planter! It comes in five different colors and only costs about 10 bucks — why not grab a few of 'em?

This Book Lamp Is a Must for Book-Lovers!

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We all know about the magic that occurs when you open a book. Well, this lamp is kind of a physical representation of that magic, if you think about it! Open the book and the lamp turns on, providing a soft, warm glow. You can either lay the book flat or open the covers wide to create a circular lamp. And it doesn't take batteries — just charge it with a USB cable.

The Mighty Bright Is Super Handy

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I don't care how good your eyesight is; everyone could benefit from a magnifying glass every now and again. Maybe you're looking at a particularly small and detailed map! Whatever the situation, the Mighty Bright is perfect for the job. It's just about the size of a credit card (making it easy to carry around!) and also includes a bright LED!

These Silicone Straws Are Fun, Funky, and Environmentally Friendly!

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While the discussion around the environmental impact of disposable straws continues, more and more people are opting for reusable straws. After all, drinks just taste better through a straw, ya know? These silicone straws come in a variety of fun colors and also come with a nifty squeegee for easy cleaning.

This Head Scratcher Is Seriously Life-Changing

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If you've never used one of these head scratchers, then I truly feel bad for you. They are truly incredible. I don't know what it is about them, but a few minutes of head massaging and your stress and worries will be melted away. This listing is for two scratchers, which is perfect for anyone who lives with another person, 'cause you're not gonna want to share.

Tweezy Keeps Your Nail Polish Close at Hand

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You shouldn't have to sacrifice an awesome manicure just because you don't have a flat surface to put your nail polish bottle. Whether you're sitting on a couch or bed, or even in a moving vehicle (not one that you're driving, obviously), Tweezy will hold your nail polish bottle firmly and keep it right where you need it while you do your manicure magic.

I Have Only Two Words for You: Miniature. Raclette.

Take a few seconds to just luxuriate in that GIF, OK? That beautiful cheesy magic is known as raclette. It's pretty popular in Switzerland and France, but now, you can bring it right to your very own table. Just light the tea light candles in the base, place the tray over the flame, and put some cheese in. A few minutes later, drape the melty cheese over a burger, some potatoes, or, honestly, just right into your mouth. No judgment here.

This Microwave Cake Maker Is What You've Been Looking for All This Time

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After you finish your raclette journey, it's time for dessert! But you don't have time to make an entire cake. Should you panic? No! You should grab this microwave cake maker and bake your own little personal cake! In the microwave! Just use the plastic insert to measure out the ingredients (including box cake mix), mix everything up, and pop it in the nuker. Just think: at any given moment in your life, you could be just a few minutes away from enjoying cake.

This Brownie Pan Has Nifty Dividers

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If you're looking to make a full-size, shareable dessert, then brownies are perfect! This nonstick pan comes with a nonstick insert that slices the brownies for you! Use them to create an array of different brownie types (Peanut butter! Chocolate mint! Marshmallow!) all at once. And you don't have to worry about making sure everyone gets the same size piece — the divider does all the work for you.

These Food Huggers Save Your Veggies

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Sometimes you only need half a tomato. Or onion. Or avocado. You get the idea. Rather than tossing the other half (or just letting it go bad in the fridge), use these food huggers to create a seal against the cut side! Those veggies cost money — why not get the most use out of them?

This Super Thin Pen Is Also a Bookmark

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If you're someone who likes to take notes while you read, this pen is perfect for you. You can store it right inside your book! Or, you could store it in a notebook so it's always ready when you need to write something down. It's so tiny! I kind of want to get a bunch of them and just hide them in all the nooks and crannies in my house.