Once upon a time, a high price tag meant you were spending your money on a high-quality item — this is no longer the case. I'm not saying that picking up a $2 pet rock is going to end well for anyone involved, but in this day and age, you can definitely get by with spending less than $30 for most things.
Maybe you're in the market for a personal blender, or maybe you're looking for a miniature electric griddle? Regardless of whether you have a product in mind, or if you're just browsing around for fun, take a gander at these genius gadgets you can find on Amazon. They won't break the bank, and they're certainly more useful than that pet rock — no matter what the price tag reads.
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This Cute Bracelet That Transforms Into A Nifty Bag Hanger
via: AmazonWho likes letting their bag get dirty on the floor? Not me, and certainly not you — so start using this bag hanger. Not only is it made from triple-plated high-strength alloy that won't tarnish, but it also doubles as a cute bangle bracelet. That's right, this baby isn't just functional — it's also fashionable.
These Wool Dryer Balls That Help Your Laundry Dry Faster
via: AmazonWhile they're pretty useless when it comes to playing tennis or baseball, these wool dryer balls will help your laundry dry faster if you toss them in with your clothes. They're made from 100% premium New Zealand wool, plus they're reusable for over 1,000 loads of laundry — and you won't need to use any liquid fabric softeners either!
This Blender Bottle That You Can Use To Make Your Own Salad Dressing
via: AmazonMaking your own salad dressing is a fun and easy way to avoid processed ingredients in your meals, and this blender bottle is absolutely perfect for it. You can also use this bottle to make vinaigrettes as well as marinades, plus the glass is stain-resistant so that you won't have to worry about it turning any funky, rather unappetizing colors.
This Portable Blender That Gets The Party Started
via: AmazonDo you hear that? It's the sound of your new portable blender at the office, grinding up margaritas because it's 5:01 p.m. and time to get down for happy hour! Not only is this blender strong enough to make smoothies, marinades, baby formula, as well as margaritas, but the borosilicate glass is also heat-resistant.
These Fart Filters That Neutralize...Well, You Know
via: AmazonHey man — I'm not judging you. In fact, if you know someone who has a tendency to clear the room, be sure to give them these disposable fart filters. They're made from antimicrobial, activated charcoal with an adhesive backing that attaches to the back of your underwear or inside of your pants, and it'll help any farts that pass through become virtually stank-free.
These Meat Claws That Are Perfect For Terrorizing Small Children
via: AmazonI like to wear them and pretend I'm Freddy Krueger around my small cousins, but you're a better person than I am — so use these meat claws how they're intended. Anytime you grill or slow-cook meat you can use these claws to shred it up, plus they're heat-resistant all the way up to 475 degrees. You can also use them to transfer meat and salad from serving bowl to plate, plus they're made from super-durable, BPA-free nylon.
This Pasta Roller That Lets You Brag About How You're 5% Italian
via: AmazonAdmit it — you've mentioned how you're Italian. And you probably are! But the most "Italian" thing you ever do is eat pasta. The same goes for me, except I also use this pasta roller to make fresh pasta on Sundays. While using this roller I can justifiably "buongiorno" and "mortadelle" all over my kitchen, plus it's made from rust-resistant stainless steel so I feel classy whenever I use it. The adjustable dial lets you choose how thick or thin your pasta is, and each order comes with two blade attachments: spaghetti and linguine.
This Desk Organizer That's So Simple I'm Mad I Didn't Come Up With It First
via: AmazonIt's a cup...for your pens...with a clamp. That's it. But for how simple it is, this desk organizer is still really useful. The clamp is strong enough that you can easily hang a backpack from the hook on the bottom, and there's zero drilling or assembly required — simply tighten the clamp and you're ready to go. The main compartment is large enough that you can store a variety of pens, markers, pencils, and more, plus the shallow compartment is perfect for paperclips.
This Miniature Griddle That's The Cutest Of All Griddles
via: AmazonNot that being cute is something you should take into consideration when buying an electric griddle, but just look at it — it's so cute! And while it is indeed small, this griddle is still big enough that you can use it to make grilled cheese, eggs, cookies, pancakes, or even stir fry, plus it only takes a few short minutes to heat up. It works perfectly as a wedding or housewarming gift, and the cooking plates are completely non-stick.
This Freaky Egg Cooker Shaped Like A Chicken
via: AmazonStare deeply into his eyes as you sentence him to death in the microwave — but that's the price you have to pay when you make deliciously tasty eggs using this microwave egg cooker. Simply fill the base with water, then place up to four eggs inside. Soft-boiled eggs will only take about six minutes, whereas hardboiled eggs take about nine — and it even helps prevent your eggs from overcooking!
This Foot Rest That Saves Your Feet During Long Plane Rides
via: AmazonDo you feet and legs grow sore whenever you sit for too long? So do mine, which is why I use this footrest anytime I know I'm taking a long flight. You can also install it underneath your desk at work so that your chair is more comfortable, and the straps are adjustable which means you can choose how high or low your feet hang.
These Popsicle Molds Shaped Like Adorable Fishies
via: AmazonRegular popsicles are so boring, whereas these popsicle molds let you create fun, fish-shaped popsicles. You can prank your kids by telling them they're also fish flavored (which you could probably do with a good chunk of tuna if you tried...), and you can also use them to make candy. They're made from flexible silicone so that it's easy to pop out each popsicle, plus you also get six popsicle sticks with each order.
This Breakfast Sandwich Maker That Does Pretty Much All The Work For You
via: AmazonThe next time you're feeling too lazy to dirty up your whole kitchen, yet hungry enough that you're willing to do something about it, use this breakfast sandwich maker. Not only does it help save you mess, but all you have to do is add your favorite fresh ingredients, then wait for your sandwich to cook. The heating plates are non-stick so that they're easy to clean, and each order also comes with a recipe book to help get you started.
This Reusable Food Bag Made From Antibacterial Silicone
via: AmazonSilicone is naturally antibacterial because it's non-porous, which means that this reusable food bag is highly resistant to mold and bacteria. There's zero BPA or latex in them, and the pinch-lock seal helps keep air from leaking inside to help your food stay fresh. They're safe to toss into the microwave and dishwasher, plus you can even use them to marinades.
This Floating Glass That Makes It Easy To Sip In The Pool Or At The Beach
via: AmazonMade with an extra-long stem that you can use to anchor it into the sand at the beach, this wine glass can also be used to sip in the pool since it floats! It's available in eight different fun colors that make it a great party favor, and you won't have to worry about it shattering — it's made from high-quality acrylic, not glass.
These Heat-Resistant Gloves That Let You Handle Hot Logs And BBQs
via: AmazonUsing a fireplace poker or tongs is always awkward, and the log never goes exactly where you want it to go — so use these heat-resistant gloves instead. You can also wear them to flip meat on the grill without needing tongs, and they're extra-long so that they offer your forearms protection in addition to your hands. They're made from cut-resistant fibers which keep your hands safe from accidental nicks, plus they're so strong you can even wear them while welding.
These Grooming Gloves That Massage Your Pet As You Brush Them Down
via: AmazonInstead of raking your pet with a hard metal brush, give them a gentle massage using these grooming gloves. The bristles are made from soft silicone that latches onto dirt and loose hair so that your pet's fur is left looking shiny, plus they work on long, short, and curly-haired animals — including horses! One size is made to fit all, and the wrist strap is adjustable so that they fit comfortably on your hands.
This Hat That Can Help Alleviate Pain From Headaches And Migraines
via: AmazonSimply keep it in your refrigerator or freezer, and the next time you get a headache pop on this migraine hat. The cooling effect is great for helping to soothe away pain from migraines, and the ice packs on the inside are rearrangeable so that you can focus the cooling around your ears, sinuses, or eyes. It's also great for fighting inflammation or swelling, plus the ice packs are reusable up to 300 times.
These Screw-In Magnets That Give You An Easy Place To Hang Your Keys
via: AmazonAre you tired of forgetting where you left your keys? So am I — so let's both grab a pair of these key magnets and save ourselves some stress. These magnets screw into your light switch covers so that you can immediately hang your keys the moment you flip your lights on, and they're designed to fit into any standard cover. There's no drilling or tools required, plus the magnets are strong enough that each one can hold up to 3 pounds.
This Lamp With A Built-In Motion Sensor
via: AmazonSome days even turning on a lamp is just too much, but sitting around in the dark isn't a great option either — so get yourself this lamp made with a built-in motion sensor. Anytime you walk by this lamp it'll turn on, and it works great in dark hallways when the light switch isn't nearby. It runs using just four C batteries, plus there are two different preset colors to choose from: warm white, or cool white.
This Lid Organizer That Won't Change Your Life — But It'll Upgrade Your Cabinets
via: AmazonI'm just being honest — no, it won't change your life. But this lid organizer will definitely help sort out that one cabinet filled with mismatched lids and containers. The dividers are adjustable so that it can fit a variety of lids, and the handles on the side make it easy to pick up. There are zero tools required to set it up, plus it's completely BPA-free.
These Strip Lights That You Can Use To Illuminate Counters, TVs, And More
via: AmazonIf you've got money to burn, go ahead and pay for professional lighting — but if you'd rather spend your money on food (like me), save yourself a few bucks by using these strip lights instead. The back of the strip is coated in super-strong adhesive that easily attaches to practically any surface, and the included remote lets you adjust the brightness. You can also change the color to red, blue, purple, pink, and more, plus the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours.
This Hat Liner That Helps Prevent Funky Sweat Stains
via: AmazonDo any of your hats have a yellow sweat stain around the edge? Then save your remaining clean hats by using this hat liner. All you have to do is peel off the adhesive backing, then stick it onto the inside rim of your hat — that's it. What, did you want it to be more complicated than that? In that case, this hat also provides a slight cooling effect as it wicks away sweat from your forehead, plus it's lightweight so that it won't make you hotter than you already are.
This Portable Oven That Helps Keep Your Food Hot And Fresh
via: AmazonNothing is more devastating than bringing a meal home and finding out it's gone cold in transit — okay, a few things are worse. But you can at least solve that one problem by using this portable oven. The automatic temperature control means you don't have to worry about accidentally overheating your food, and the included strap lets you carry it three different ways: as a shoulder bag, in your hands, or even attached to your backpack.
This Toilet Paper Spindle That Lets You Record A Message
via: AmazonDoes your roommate always "forget" to replace the toilet paper once it's gone? Then use this talking toilet paper spindle to give them a not-so gentle reminder the next time it runs out. You can record and re-record your message as many times as you want, plus it works great as a gag gift, stocking stuffer, or even as a bathroom prank.
This Pasta Cooker That's Designed To Work In The Microwave
via: AmazonWhy break out a pot and dirty up your stove, when you can use this microwave pasta cooker instead? It's designed to prevent the water from boiling over so that your microwave stays clean, and it easily cooks pasta to the ideal tenderness, assuming you don't accidentally set the microwave to cook for an hour. Let's face it — nothing tastes good after it's been in the microwave that long.
This Cleaning Solution That Takes The Stains Out Of Your Driveway
via: AmazonYour home can be immaculately clean, but a gross driveway will still tarnish any first impressions — so use this concrete stain remover to spruce it up. This cleaner is powerful enough that it can pull out stains from oil, brake fluid, and more, yet it's completely bleach- and acid-free. Simply pour a small amount onto the affected area, then wait for it to dry — it'll absorb the stain and turn into a powder that you can easily sweep away.
This Boot Scraper Brush That Comes With A Bonus Shoe Brush
via: AmazonWho doesn't like bonus surprises? With every order of this boot scraper brush, you also get a bonus shoe brush, which is exactly what every little kid is dying to unwrap come Christmas morning — right? This boot brush is made with a heavy gauge metal frame as well as super-stiff bristle tips that easily get rid of dirt, mud, snow, and other debris, plus all you have to do is step onto it — no mounting or installation required.
This Over-The-Sink Drying Rack That Save You Space In Cramped Kitchens
via: AmazonRaise your hand if you have an ugly, bulky drying rack sitting in the corner of your kitchen. You do? Then it's time to switch it out with this over-the-sink drying rack. This drying rack is extra-large so that it fits overtop your sink (which helps save you precious countertop space), and it even doubles as a trivet for hot pots and pans since it's heat-resistant all the way up to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
This S'mores Maker That Brings The Campfire Inside
via: AmazonWell, not a literal campfire — this s'mores maker not only lets you cook delicious s'mores indoors, but it's also completely flameless so you won't have to worry about burning your house down. Each order comes with two roasting forks, and it's made with four compartment trays where you can easily store graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows until it's time to eat.
This Toilet Stool That Makes It Easier To Poop
via: AmazonI'm not kidding when I say that this squatty potty changed my life. All you have to do is put your feet on top of it while you sit on the toilet, and it'll immediately align your intestines so that you won't have to strain when it's time to take a poop. It's designed to work with most standard toilets, plus you may have seen it on Shark Tank — and yes, it did indeed get a deal.
This Portable Steamer That Gets Rid Of The Wrinkles In Your Clothes
via: AmazonWho likes ironing their clothes? Not me, that's for sure — which is why I use a handheld steamer like this one anytime my shirts are wrinkled. It heats up in less than a minute, yet provides up to 10 minutes of continuous steam when the water reservoir is full. The automatic shut-off prevents it from overheating when the water runs dry, and the extra-long power cord makes it easy to use no matter where your outlets are.
This Trash Bin Designed To Sit In Your Car
via: AmazonYou could continue to toss your trash aimlessly into your backseat, or you could just put it in this car trash can so that your car stays neat and tidy. It's completely leakproof so you won't have to worry about fluids spilling all over the place, plus the three outside pockets are a great place to store snacks, umbrellas, wet wipes, and more.
This Travel Wallet That Keeps Your Information Safe From Electronic Pickpockets
via: AmazonThe easiest way to ruin a vacation is to have your credit card information stolen by an electronic pickpocket, so keep your data safe by using this RFID-blocking wallet. It's available in so many colors it would be pure nonsense to list them here (seriously, there are SO MANY), and it's made from 100% genuine leather that's extra-durable so you won't have to worry about it falling apart.
This Whale That Helps You Strain Your Pasta
via: AmazonI'll admit, this gadget is a little more "fun" than it is "genius," but this whale strainer is still a smart way to strain your cooked pastas and vegetables. Instead of dumping your pot into it all you have to do is hold the whale up against it to pour, and it's an easy way to get kids interested when it comes to helping out in the kitchen — just don't let them burn themselves.
This Beer Cooler That Keeps Your Bottle Cold For Hours
via: AmazonDesigned to fit cans as well as bottles, this bottle cooler is an easy way to keep your beers chilled while you tailgate, relax at the beach, or even if you're just sitting at home. There's even a bottle cap opener at the top for added convenience, and it's made from double-walled, rust-resistant stainless steel.
This Defrosting Tray That Quickly Gets Your Meat Ready To Eat
via: AmazonHave you ever come home hungry, only to find that all your meat and vegetables are frozen? Same here, which is why I use a defrosting tray like this one. It helps your frozen ingredients thaw within about one hour, plus it's an easy way to prevent yourself from ordering $30's worth of sushi to your house, again, for the fourth time this week. There's no electricity or batteries required, plus it's compact enough that it's easy to tuck away into storage once you're done.