When I want to upgrade my house with a little something extra, my first stop is always Amazon. But sometimes there are simply too many options. How do I choose the best throw pillows out of the hundreds of choices? That’s where we come in: you don’t need to scroll through page after page of products. You just have to read this list of our absolute favorite 41 home items, because we’ve already done the work for you.
Whether you’re looking for kitchen gadgets, upgrades to your living space, or that perfect product you didn’t know you needed, we have them all. Just keep scrolling.
These Throw Pillows That Up Your Comfort Level
Sometime soon I’ll be upgrading my bedding pillows. The ones I’ve used have hit the end of their life and are starting to fall apart. When I started to search out a reliable set of affordable pillows, my parents pointed me in the direction of this lovely set. They told me that this was an excellent option for the frugal shopper that I tend to be. I’ll be adding these to my bedding set as an early Christmas present to myself this year, and hope some of you treat yourself as I’m going to.
This magic board lets you paint using just water
If you’re an artist and you want a piece of artwork that can be updated and updated and updated, check out the amazing Buddha Board. Just flip it open and the cover becomes a base for your easel. Fill the special brush with water and use it to “paint” images on the board. It’s great for soft, fluid strokes that create the look of Japanese art. Have fun filling the board with artwork, and then watch as it slowly fades away over time, leaving a blank slate so you can start all over again.
These Reusable Storage Bags Are Eco-Friendly And Cute
I got my husband this set of reusable storage bags for his daily PB&J sammy at work, but they also come with smaller snack-sized bags for the kids’ lunches and gallon-sized bags for big-batch cooking and freezer meals. It’s easy to be eco-friendly and organized with this set that generates so much less plastic waste.
A Bladeless Table Fan To Help You Keep Your Cool
This touch-controlled, bladeless fan is a welcome addition to any tabletop thanks to its gorgeous LED lighting and nearly-silent operation.
This unit is USB powered and comes with a built-in rechargeable battery that can last between 3-6 hours depending on your desired fan speed. It’s perfect for your home office set up.
This Multi-Purpose Tool Goes Together Like Beer and Lime
The Citrus Saw Bottle Opener takes care of two issues in one – opening your drink and adding that fresh-squeezed lime! The Citrus Saw is a must-have at any summer party. You can even put it in the dishwasher to clean off the sticky lime juice.
This Coat Rack and Shoe Bench Makes a Gorgeous and Functional Addition to the Home
This coat rack and shoe bench would look amazing in any entryway. The wood and metal on it are so beautiful you’d almost hate to cover it up with actual coats! You could also use this rack in other rooms, for all sorts of purposes. I could see it in the bedroom, where the hooks could be used for purses and hats, and the shelves for shoes and slippers.
Keep Your Favorite Jewelry on Display With This Cactus Ring Holder
My mother has a cornucopia of jewelry at her disposal, yet several pieces of her collection are used more than others. When I saw her fishing in her jewelry box for the same rings several times, I thought this purchase would prove useful. The cactus ring holder provides a convenient place for her favorite pieces and ensures she can access them quickly. Plus it’s so dang cute!
This Quiet Yet Powerful Air Purifier
These days we’re all thinking about air quality and cleanliness, so for peace of mind I’m picking up this air purifier. The compact design fits anywhere, and it’s whisper-quiet so you won’t even notice it’s on. Great for bedrooms or wherever you spend a lot of time – the pure HEPA filter removes particles as small as .3 microns, or 500 times smaller than a human hair!
This Double Decker Dish Rack
Our dishrack can always use an update, especially when it gets all grody from food residue and other grime. This one’s a tiered design, which lets you dry more dishes at once. It’s great for small kitchens or for anyone who wants their dish rack to have a smaller footprint.
This Pumice Stone Isn’t For Your Feet
I’d never heard of using a pumice stone to remove stubborn toilet rings until I came across the Pumie toilet bowl ring remover. (I have previously used a pumice stone on my feet, but I digress.) This eco-friendly cleaning option helps eliminate mineral deposits, rust, stains, and scale from toilets, sinks, tubs, and showers. It even has an attached handle so. you don’t have to get too “up close and personal” with your potty.
This Storage Cart Is Magic
We have this exact storage cart that we use to store all the kids’ art supplies, and it has made a world of difference. Before we bought it, crayons, markers, and construction paper were everywhere, but now they’re happily contained where kids can find everything they want by themselves when they’re feeling crafty. I’d also use this in my bathroom to hold supplies that don’t fit in the cabinets, bedroom as a cool bedside table, in the kitchen to hold cookbooks and gadgets, or as a mobile bar cart in any room. See, magic!
This Compost Bin Helps Your Garden Grow
Where I live, there’s a town-wide compost program where you leave your scraps out each week, then receive your share of compost for your garden sometime later. The only downside? The price to join made my eyes water. Why pay when you can DIY for a lot cheaper? All you need is a compost bin like this one to keep your veggie and fruit scraps in, then transfer to an outside pile when it’s full. Come spring, your garden’s going to get a huge boost from stuff you were going to throw out anyway!
As If Pancakes Really Needed Another Way to Put a Smile On Your Face
You don’t often see a sad person eating pancakes … but we might as well up the ante with this Smiley Face Pancake Pan! Create a range of emotions with this non-stick griddle which makes 7 pancakes at a time. These mini pancakes will definitely be a hit with kids and adults alike.
These Herb Scissors Raise Your Dinner Game
Trying to come up with dinner ideas every night for oh, the rest of your life is a giant pain. Before you resort to boring baked chicken again, try your hand at spicing things up with these herb scissors that make it easy to get creative in the kitchen. Fresh herbs make EVERYTHING taste a million times better but they’re fiddly to cut into tiny pieces, so just use this five blade chopper to make the job go so much faster.
This Black & Decker Iron
My favorite thing about this Black & Decker Digital Advantage Professional Steam Iron is the fact that you can use it to steam clothes right on the hanger since I hate to iron! My husband does like to iron, though, so it’s great that you can use this as both. And it’s got over 7,700 absolutely rave reviews for being the best iron people have ever owned.
This Silk Pillowcase Makes You Feel Like Royalty
I love silk pillowcases for the benefits of smoother skin and hair, plus they just feel super luxurious. I have this exact same pillowcase and I absolutely love it. There’s just something about laying down on silk at night that makes you feel like the pampered royalty you are.
This Bodum French Press Is A Household Staple
My husband’s had one of these Bodum French Press coffeemakers since before I met him, which is going on 15 years now, and he still uses it weekly to make delicious cups of joe. I think what makes it so good is the simplicity of the design and the quality construction that makes it last and last. If you bought an off-brand one, who knows how long it’d work? Definitely not 15 years.
This 14-Piece Knife Set With Wooden Block Is an Outstanding Value
The very first knife set I ever bought looked a lot like this one, but it cost a heck of a lot more! This 14-piece knife set is a tremendous value and would be an ideal starter set for anyone setting up a kitchen and getting ready to cook. I love that it includes a wooden block for safe storage (plus it looks great on the counter).
These Towels Made From 100% Cotton
You can never go wrong with a quality set of towels, and these ones are made from 100% cotton that feels soft against your skin. Each order comes with two bath towels, two hand towels, plus two washcloths, and even if you don’t think you need them, you probably do — got guests coming over? You’ll be sure to impress them with a fresh set of these, instead of those raggedy white towels you steal from the gym.
A Shower Caddy That Attaches To Your Walls
With two powerful suction cups at the top, this caddy easily attaches to any non-porous shower wall. The steel wire is rust-resistant, and the two shelves are ventilated so that your soaps and bottles dry quickly rather than accumulate grime. You can also hang it on your bathroom mirror for some extra storage, plus it won’t damage your walls — even if they’re glass. Cute AND functional.
These Bag Sealers Do So Much More
These bag sealers are extra adorable and work well for their intended purpose, but I’ve used them for all sorts of things around the house. They’re excellent for cable and cord management, anchoring blanket forts, heck you could probably even use it as a ponytail holder if you were in a pinch. We use these daily in the kitchen and beyond – I wasn’t expecting much when I bought them but they’ve proven their worth over and over again.
Turn Your Veggies Into Spaghetti
Vegetable spaghetti has become more popular than ever thanks to its many health benefits. This spiral vegetable cutter lets you follow the trend by cutting almost any type of veggie into thin strands.
My 6-year old has literally no idea he’s eating zucchini on spaghetti night and I don’t plan on telling him until he’s off to college. This is a perfect mama hack.
This Set of Four Ice Tea Spoons With Straw Handles Are Luxurious and Useful at Once
These iced tea straws/spoons are so beautiful! You can get them in silver, gold, black or multicolor. Use the spoon end to mix your drink, and then sip it through the straw at the other end. You don’t have to reserve them for iced tea either: they’re a perfect option for a gorgeous summer cocktail. They’re made of stainless steel and are titanium plated for rust resistance.
This Self-Draining Soap Dish Is in the Shape of a Delicate Leaf
Infuse your decor with the feel of nature with this lovely leaf-shaped soap dish. The tilted design causes water to drain downward, preventing the soap from suffering waterlogged erosion. Just use the included adhesive to attach the base of the soap dish to the side of your sink and, voila, it’s installed! You can choose from six different colors to match your decor perfectly.
This Tea Holder Will Store Your Tea Bags
Keep the kitchen more organized by using this tea and accessory holder. You can keep pouches of tea leaves in different sections so that you can easily take out the one you want. You can even use it in your room for storing ornaments and hair clips. The best part is that you can see each type of tea at a glance. No more digging through a messy drawer for your favorite tea.
These Oxo Reusable Straws Are Durably Eco-Friendly
We’re all trying to be more eco-friendly these days, and reusable straws are a great way to do it since most restaurants have eliminated plastic ones. These stainless steel ones from OXO are super durable, which you probably couldn’t say about some random brand. Plus, they come with cool silicone tips for a better “mouthfeel” than cold steel! Pop them in your purse to use when you’re out and about or leave them at home for drinks at home.
This Jar Opener That Saves Your Hands And Your Time
Yes, I often ask my husband for help when opening jars. I’m not proud of it, but there’s only so much struggling my hands can take. However, this little invention makes it 10 times easier on me by offering some much-needed friction. Even if you’re the worst at opening jars, this little thing will save you lots of time, effort, and hand injuries.
This Portable Utensil Tool That Saves A Little Time And Plastic
I’ve gotten into the habit of bringing a reusable straw with me wherever I go, so naturally, a portable utensil set is next, right? This four-in-one tool has a fork, spoon, knife, and bottle opener all in one. This way, I don’t have to ask for plastic cutlery at a restaurant or search for a real utensil at work. It’s all there. And this tool doesn’t give you a tiny, measly utensil –– they’re all full size and detachable.
Keep your jewelry shiny and organized in this buyer-fave jewelry box
You know there’s something great about a product when it gets a 4.8 star rating on nearly 1,300 reviews. This two-tier jewelry box with magnetic closure has a lovely faux leather cover and 28 soft velvety compartments inside. Storing precious metals in a sealed case will stave off tarnishing. And the fact that this box is so pretty means you’ll want to display it in a prominent place — where it’ll actually remind you to wear your jewelry more often. Reviewers describe it as elegant, durable and roomy.
These Pretty Little Cups Are the Perfect Size for My Nespresso Machine
Standard coffee cups are too big to fit under the spout of my Nespresso machine, but these double-wall insulated clear cups fit perfectly! They keep my coffee warm, but my hands cool. Plus, they’re sturdy and come two in a pack! Having the right coffee cup is basically a life essential, so don’t hold off on snagging these.
This Chalkboard Wall Sticker Is Great for To-Do Lists and Doodles
Who says it’s wrong to color on the walls? I say it’s not only right, but it’s a heck of a lot of fun. That said, I stick a sheet of this chalkboard paper to the wall before I start getting all artsy. Then, I break out my chalkboard markers and go to town!
I Take This Lightweight Clip-On Lamp Wherever I Want to Work
Whether I’m reading, knitting or making jewelry, I need a lamp I can easily adjust to point directly at my work. This one is perfect because it clips on wherever you need it. It’s small but powerful, and has two color tones (cool or warm) and two strengths (low or high). I love that I can customize it to what I need for each type of work.
Create a perfect couch makeover with this four-pack of stylish throw pillow covers.
You can change the whole feel of a room by changing the covers on the throw pillows. This four-pack makes a great gift for the person who likes to keep their decor fresh. (I like to tweak mine every few months.) This fun set includes one light and one dark teal velvet cover, one cover with a reversible geometric pattern, and one farmhouse cover with burlap-trimmed edges. The covers fit standard 18×18-inch pillows, and they’re machine-washable.
This set of four colorful patterned mugs put the fun in functional
When I lived in France, I would sip hot chocolate from a mug like this every morning. At 15-ounces in size, you can use these for a lot more than just coffee (though they’re great for that, too). They’re the perfect size for cereal, soup, ice cream, and more. Made of high-fire ceramic, they’re chip-resistant and sturdy (plus dishwasher and microwave safe). And they come packaged in a box, ready for gift-giving!
I want this set of purple stainless steel knives — and so will your friends!
Ok, maybe your friends aren’t as into purple as I am. In that case, you can get this same set in blue (gorgeous!), green, or orange. This is a fun way to add a touch of style to a totally functional item, making the payoff that much bigger. Made of stainless steel, this six-piece knife set is resistant to rust and stains. And the colorful titanium coating is resistant to corrosion and scratches. The set comes with an 8-inch chef knife, an 8-inch carving knife, an 8-inch bread knife, a 7-inch santoku knife, a 5-inch utility knife, and a 3.5-inch paring knife.
This set of eight geometric porcelain bowls is perfect for the home-design lover.
There are so many ways you can use this amazing set of diamond-cut bowls. They hold nine ounces, which makes them perfect for desserts, snacks, candy, and other small treats. They’d also work great for storing jewelry, makeup, and other little items. With this eight-piece multicolor set, you get four white bowls and two each in turquoise and pink. They’re made of high-quality chip-resistant porcelain and have a modern matte finish.
A gift for the stylish host: asymmetrical copper-toned wine glasses.
Wine glasses make an elegant gift, and this four-piece set has something special about it. A cool copper coating slices the glass diagonally in half, giving it an artistic look. The copper coating also helps white wines stay chilled and red wines stay at room temperature. Instead of gifting a basic set of wine glasses, offer up these modern statement pieces, or grab them for yourself.
Make Your Own Ice Cream with This Cuisinart Automatic Ice Cream Maker
I love ice cream. But sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to go to the store every week…day…to buy myself a pint or two. That’s why I love this ice cream maker. You can make more than ice cream with this awesome machine! Frozen yogurt and sorbet are also options. And the ability to make it right at home is the best part of all.
These Microwaveable Cups That Let You Poach Eggs
Poaching eggs on the stove usually winds up with either a raw egg or an overcooked yolk, so grab these microwave egg poachers. They’re made from food-grade silicone that’s BPA-free, and your eggs only take 90 seconds or less to cook depending on your microwave. “I’ve been poaching eggs for a long time and one of the things I never liked about poaching eggs was the difficult clean up,” one reviewer explains. “This poacher rinses out easily.”
This Pot Organizer Will Save You So Much Cabinent Space
The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve accumulated cooking goods–especially pots and pans. Unfortunately, they take up a lot of cabinet space, which can be quite unorganized. This pot organizer has eight adjustable tiers perfect for pans, saucepans, griddles, and pots. It has helped me not only stay organized, but it also has saved me a ton of room (which is important in a small house!).