It’s easy to hop onto Amazon and spend all your money on frivolous purchases that you may or may not need. Never fear! We have rounded up 37 products on Amazon that are practical purchases. This way, if you have some extra change burning a hole in your pocket (or your credit card) you can spend it on things that are worthwhile for your home and soul. Alternatively, you can save these items for later on Amazon for when you may find yourself needing them!
These products made the cut because our readers fell in love with them. Practical purchases are always the move – from gadgets to housewares, to anything in between. If you are looking to smartly spend your money, look no further than this list of products our readers have been obsessed with. Add it to your cart, save it for later, or snag it today! You can’t go wrong with a practical purchase… right?
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These Drain Snakes Will Save You Hundreds
Had I known about these plastic drain snakes before our last sink clog, I would have saved literally hundreds of dollars on plumber fees. Since it costs at least $100 to get a guy to show up in the first place, do yourself a favor and grab this pack of three drain snakes for under $10. They’re super easy to use, just shove one down the drain, twist it around, and pull up the grossest slimy mass of hair and gunk – so nasty but so satisfying.
This Lower Back Stretcher that Saved My Back
My back was so sore during my pregnancy that I was miserable throughout the entirety of my third trimester. This Lower Back Pain Relief Treatment Stretcher was the only thing that helped, and now that I’m not pregnant I still use it whenever my back could use a good stretch. Sure, it looks scary, but it feels SO good.
These Slide-Out Baskets Make the Most of Cabinet Space
I’ve seen a lot of plastic shelves designed for cabinets, but I’m excited about the possibilities of these Slide-Out Baskets. The design makes it easier to see and access the contents, and customers report that they are easy to assemble.
A Phone Mount For The Directionally Challenged
The mounts that clip to your air vents aren’t always the most stable, but this version that sticks to your dashboard? It’s not going anywhere. It’s also compatible with nearly any type of phone — no matter whether you use an Android or iPhone.
Your Bathroom Called: It Wants This Bestselling Set of Bath Towels
This set of bath towels is made of 100% ring-spun cotton. Rating 4.3 stars on more than 23,000 reviews, they’re an Amazon bestseller. Each set comes with two bath towels, two hand towels, and four washcloths. Choose from white, gray, purple, pink, or blue.
This Cutlery Organizer Will Help You Make The Most Out Of Your Drawer Space
I have a fairly small kitchen–which includes small drawers. Last year I spent months figuring out ways to organize my kitchen and maximize the space. One of my favorite finds was this cutlery organizer. Its unique design creates more space in your drawer so you can fit more. One Amazon user said, “My drawer was a mess despite having a generic cutlery holder with ample space–it just took up too much room. This tidy little organizer not only fit all my many many cutlery, but it freed up half my drawer space so that I could fit all of the kitchen utensils that I had in a large pot on the kitchen counter. Highly recommend.
This Thick Mattress Topper Will Guarantee You a Better Night’s Sleep
Has the idea of buying a new mattress crossed your mind in the past 12 months? There are so many options out there now that it’s hard to know which one to pick. Maybe you’d rather just add an upgrade to your existing mattress with this plush pillow-top mattress cover. It adds a soft pillow-like layer to the mattress you already have and is a worthy investment for $40 instead of taking the plunge for a whole new mattress set.
Get Growing With A Biotin Supplement
Raise your hand if you take a multivitamin every day. Or, um, raise your hand if you know you should take a multivitamin every day and have good intentions but poor follow-through? Yeah, I’m somewhere between the two. Biotin is a great supplement to add (in addition to your multi) because it supports metabolism and helps maintain healthy skin and hair. Who doesn’t want healthy skin and hair?
This Antibacterial Kitchen Runner Adds A Touch Of Comfort To Your Space
This antibacterial kitchen rug is made from easy-to-clean 100% nylon, so it resists bacteria from raw meat juice spills and stains of all kinds. It comes in a bunch of sizes and pretty colors, but my favorite is the gray runner pictured above but I swap it out in the summer months with the yellow one to add a pop of sunshine in my kitchen.
Make DIY Touch-Ups Easy Peasy With This Paint Pen
If there’s one DIY job I absolutely despise, it’s painting. It’s messy, it makes me sweaty, it hurts my back, and I always end up getting paint all over the floor no matter how many drip clothes I’ve put down. So when I put a nick in my wall, the thought of having to pull out all the painting supplies again is too overwhelming. This paint pen allows me to touch up small spots without having to lug out the paint cans. Don’t call the pros for this one, DIY to save money!
These Tiki Torches are Bluetooth Speakers
Imagine these tiki torches surrounding your patio or outside space to provide gentle light, but then amaze guests when they actually turn out to be Bluetooth speakers! You’ll get the best of both worlds with these hybrid gadgets. They’ve got over 2,500 stellar reviews for sound quality, ease of use, and battery life!
Keep Your Bag Within Arms Reach With This Car Purse Holder
I can’t even count how many times my purse has spilled all over my car because I had to brake quickly or I took a sharp turn (I’m a good driver, I swear). Not to mention all of the times that I needed to grab my wallet and my purse fell just out of arm’s reach. This car purse holder allows you to hold your purse, laptop, snacks, etc. all close by to the driver’s seat.
The Eyelash Comb That Actually Works
Ever try using one of those plastic eyelash combs? Ugh — clump city. Upgrade to this stainless steel one instead. The tines gently separate your lashes to get rid of clumps, and it even comes with a cover to keep them clean when not in use.
This Travel Mug Is A Fan Favorite
The reviews for this travel mug inspire by camping enamelware are out of this world. It has a vacuum-insulated stainless steel body, which keeps drinks cold for 10 hours or hot for 5, and it’ll fit in your car cupholder unlike many other travel mug designs. The sliding lid is easy to operate with one hand and is guaranteed leak-proof. As an added bonus, the handle’s lined with comfy cork to make sipping even more enjoyable. I’m definitely picking one of these up to keep my tea warm this fall and winter since I never get to drink the whole thing while it’s still hot!
This Headrest Fan Keep The Backseat Cool
It seems even when I put the AC on in the backseat, it’s still stiflingly hot back there for my sweaty kids and panting dog. This headrest fan will definitely help circulate air and keep everyone more comfortable. The fan heads also swivel, so there’s no fighting over who gets the breeze since it’ll reach every corner of the rear of the car.
This Compact Power Strip Is Both Good-Looking and Functional
I’m not a fan of the bulky, beige power strips that are necessary but hideous. So instead, I have a couple of these Compact Power Strips, which not only provide plenty of charging options but also look great on my desk and nightstand. They’re also conveniently sized for travel!
A Skin Tag Remover You Can Use at Home
Hi, it’s me again, back with another installment in “Gross Things Other People Won’t Talk To You About.” Today’s topic: Skin tags. You can take care of these things at home with a tool like the TagBand tag remover device. This scary-looking contraption works by eliminating the blood supply feeding skin tags on the face, neck, or wherever.
A Weathertech Dupe Without The Price Tag
Can’t get WeatherTech floor mats off your mind but you don’t want to spend WeatherTech money? I got you. These all-weather rubber floor mats from Motor Trend come in multiple colors, have a deep recess for catching dirt and grime, and can be trimmed to fit just about any vehicle. One reviewer said: “I am happy with this (much more affordable) solution because it was either these mats or some very expensive WeatherTech brand custom mats (those were $180). Easy choice for me!”
Clean Carpets and Upholstery Using Heatwave Technology With This Lightweight, Portable Cleaner
It’s hard to believe a carpet cleaner can be this small and easy to use, but you can carry the Bissell SpotClean ProHeat with one hand using the built-in handle. Just fill the tank with the cleaning formula and use the three included attachments to permanently removes tough spots and stains. Because it’s so easy to carry around, you can use it in every room of the house, as well as in the car.
This Dustbuster Has Over 50,000 Ratings
If you don’t have a hand-vac yet, what are you waiting for? The Black+Decker Dustbuster is affordable, durable, and extremely handy around the house and car. Charge it up on the included charging base for cordless vacuuming wherever you need it.
This Calf Stretcher is So Good
This calf stretcher is a favorite among Amazon reviewers (over 7,000 of them and counting) for good reason. It’ll give you an incredible calf stretch whether you’re a runner or have plantar fasciitis or any other injury that could benefit from stretching. It couldn’t be easier to use and delivers such a deep stretch people immediately feel better upon using it.
Keep An Eye On Your Surroundings With The Wyze Cam
Record night-vision footage in full color with the Wyze Cam. Includes motion and sound detection capabilities to ensure the safety of your home. Definitely not a splurge – this security device is an investment in you and your safety.
Don’t Drop A Fortune On Wireless Earbuds
While these optimized wireless Bluetooth earbuds are ideal for your tool belt, they come with their own carrying case and charging port — so don’t worry about losing them! These earbuds stay charged for up to 48 hours of music, podcast, or audiobook listening. Keep these by your side and you won’t miss a beat.
These Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches To Firm and Smooth
Normally, the words “needle” and “eye” wouldn’t belong in the same sentence, but these dissolving microneedle eye patches went there and I honestly love it. In fact, the package says to wear them to bed and “wake up glowing.” These patches from Skyn Iceland have me intrigued, and the reviews confirm that they’re amazing.
Improve Your Selfie Photos With This Selfie Stylus
If you take a lot of selfies, this tech gadget is worth a try! The Selfie Stylus attaches to the back of your phone with the included magnetic strip. When it’s time to take a photo, use the stylus as a remote shutter. Finally, use the fine point of the stylus to edit or write on images before posting or sending to friends.
These Pillows Are Oh-So-Plush
You can’t get a good night’s sleep without a good pillow. These plush gel pillows are Amazon buyer faves, rating 4.4 stars by more than 80,000 reviewers. They have 100% cotton covers and are hypoallergenic and machine washable. The gel fiberfill is designed to retain its shape rather than shifting or bunching.
This Hair Tool That Gives You The Perfect Waves
My hair is stick straight with zero curls whatsoever. This Bed Head Swerve hair tool is the only product I’ve found that makes my hair look naturally wavy. I can switch my ‘do up between tousled curls and beachy waves with the same device. Plus, the ceramic plates reduce frizz.
This Super Sonic Scrubber Cleans the Toughest Spots in Kitchen and Bathroom
Less elbow grease, more technology! That’s the idea behind the popular Super Sonic Scrubber, which uses two AA batteries (not included) to power the interchangeable scrubbing heads.
Labels are bad, m’kay? But, we’re not talking about those types of labels. We’re talking about honest-to-goodness labels and I’m not lying when I say this label maker is all that and a bag of chips. It syncs easily with your existing smartphone, so no clunky keyboard to try to type on. The labels print quickly and last forever; I’ve had my label maker for months and I’m still on the first roll.
This Shoe Rack Possibly Saved My Marriage
You could say I’ve got a bit of a shoe problem. They just always fit (unlike pants and swimsuits) and I like lots of footwear options, ok? The clutter drives my hubby crazy so we needed a storage solution that holds lots of shoes in a small space. This over-the-door shoe rack holds an impressive 36 pairs and fits easily on our closet door. There’s even space for a pair of his shoes!
Car Cleaning Made Fun
I find myself cleaning my car a lot … at red lights and in parking lots. No kidding. And, I figure, if I’m going to clean, it might as well be fun. This cleaning gel will remind you a lot of that slime stuff your kids can’t stop making, but in a more — ahem — grown-up form. Dab at your dashboard, vents and door handles, among other things, to remove even the tiniest specks of dust.
This Selfie Stick Tripod So Everyone Can Be in the Picture
After yet another vacation with almost zero photos of myself, I finally ordered this Selfie Stick Tripod. Do my kids make fun of it? Yes. Do I whip it out at every opportunity anyway? Also yes. Do I finally have flattering photos of myself with the family? YES!
A Place To Stash Your Stuff
Lots of cars come with storage trays and cubby holes where you can stash your lip balm, coins, phone, gum, keys, and other pocket essentials — and some don’t. This anti-slip dash grip pad tray is a great solution if you don’t have those storage options in your center console or if you just need more space for your stuff. There’s no installation required so you can move it and re-use it over and over.
This Weeding Tool Does the Hard Work for You
Weeds are the bane of every yard owner’s existence. Any help you can get eliminating those nasties is a blessing, which is why you’re going to love this Grampa’s Weed Puller tool. The four-claw steel head design easily removes even deeply rooted weeds without you needing to bend or kneel since it’s attached to a 45″ long bamboo pole.
This Portable Butane Stove would be great for camping but also a smart addition to emergency supplies. If electricity isn’t working and gas is turned off, a little stove like this will mean you can heat necessities like coffee and canned food! I love it because it seriously ups my cooking game when I’m out adventuring.
Say Goodbye To Fur Covered Clothes Thanks To The Furzapper
Remember how I said that everything I own is covered in dog hair? This is especially true for clothing. That’s where the Furzapper comes in. Throw it in the washer and dryer, and it will remove pet hair off your laundry while you wash. One use and clothes will be looking good as new.
You’ve Got the Power
You’re going to get a charge out of this one. (Ugh, sorry, I’ll see myself out.) This portable charger is a must-have. It’s slim, lightweight, compatible with multiple devices and can charge three electronics at the same time. One reviewer who said it “deserves more than five stars,” also raved about the speed with which it charges — “from 0 to 100 real quick.”