ABC's Shark Tank is a hit with three generations of my family. Grandma, dad and I all like to tune in to see the extraordinary inventions of ordinary people.
Some Shark Tank products solve common problems, like this paper cutter that slices perfectly straight lines in gift wrap rolls. Others create something new and surprising, like this hoodie that transforms into a backpack. And then there are those that are just OMG cute, like this lion costume for your dog.
I thought it'd be fun to take a look at some of the best Shark Tank products on Amazon. Here's what I found.
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This Christmas sweater is a conversation piece, a fashion statement and a game!
via: AmazonI don't know where to start with this sweater. It's got it all! First, there's a crazy pattern that keeps your eyes moving up, down, left, right and back again until you're dizzy. Then there's the target on the front that invites you to throw velcro balls at the wearer. "You miss, you drink!" On the back, there's a game score guide. Red = Share a drink. White = Give a drink. Green = I drink. Bullseye = Everyone drinks. And as if that weren't enough, each sleeve has a handy red pocket to store your sanity in.
This star-shaped swaddle transition sack is like a wearable blanket for baby
via: AmazonThe unique starfish design of the Zipadee-Zip gives babies the cozy feel of a swaddle without limiting their motion. They can push up, roll over and wiggle safely, while feeling warm and cozy. It doesn't take any tricky folds to get baby into this gear: Just zip it up and you're done! The material is super soft, and it's machine washable and dryable. Plus, babies look so cute in them!
Save time and hassle cleaning with this angled broom with foot-operated dustpan
via: AmazonThis clever gadget is like a broom-squeegee hybrid. Everything about it is directed at convenience and effectiveness. The angled, densely-packed electrostatic bristles of the broom trap pet hair, dust and allergens with no heavy muscle power. Just stand upright and push the broom with a single hand using long, gliding strokes. Then, lightly step on the top of the dustpan, which seals it to the floor so no debris escapes as you sweep it inside. Clean the bristles on the dust pan's side comb. Then snap them together and store away!
This stylish outdoor wine glass is the adult sippy cup you didn't know you needed
via: AmazonTwo moms came up with this ingenious idea for enjoying wine safely (and stylishly) outdoors. This stemless wine glass is made of shatter-resistant white glass with a colorful silicon sleeve for secure grip. It's got a drink-through lid that can be sealed for safe transport. Each glass holds 17 ounces (half a wine bottle). And there are so many cute colors to choose from, plus a cool leopard print. Get one of each and your guests can choose their color so they never forget which glass is theirs.
This delicious date spread is a healthy sugar alternative
via: AmazonWhenever possible, I try to get my sugar from fruit. Raw dates are naturally sweet and delicious, and they're a great source of fiber, vitamins and minerals. All that's in this natural spread is Deglet Noor dates, water, and lactic acid. Spread it on bread, pair it with almond butter, use it in recipes or eat it right out of the jar. It's an all-purpose, all-natural sweet treat. And you can get it in a few additional flavors: cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate or pumpkin spice.
This lightweight, foldable grocery cart has seven storage compartments!
via: AmazonThe oversized wheels on this grocery cart make it stable and easy to roll up steps and across bumpy terrain. It even works on snow and ice! It's made of weather-proof material and has seven storage compartments. It's lightweight and collapsible, but still able to carry up to 110 pounds. And you can choose from more than two dozen colors and styles.
This stuffed unicorn is also a kids' detangling brush
via: AmazonGrooming just got fun with this adorable unicorn toy that doubles as a detangling brush. It works for straight and curly hair, wet or dry. Though it's designed for a child's hand, it'll fit securely in Mom or Dad's hand too. When the unicorn gets dirty, just remove it from the brush and pop it in the wash. And don't forget to check out the unicorn's Tangle Pets friends: cat, dog, lady bug, dolphin and bunny.
These adorable girls' socks won't fall off
via: AmazonI'd buy these socks for the designs alone! You get three pairs of girls' socks -- each featuring a too-cute squid with a colorful treat (lollipops, rainbows and donuts). But these are more than just a fashion statement. These socks are made with silicone “squiddy dots" inside the cuffs to hold the socks comfortably and securely in place. The fabric is lightweight, durable and resistant to shrinking, wrinkling, and stretching. Plus, the dying process makes the graphics extra-resistant to wear-and-tear. Those little squid won't scratch off or fade away.
Get moving and have a ball (pun intended) with this fun backyard game
via: AmazonWelcome to Spikeball! Those who've played it say it's addictive. The game set is simple: three balls and a trampoline-style net. The game play is also simple, I'm told, though I haven't quite got it straight yet. You play in teams of two-on-two, and it's a bit like four-square meets volleyball. Only spikier. It's so popular that there's even a Spikeball app you can use to find nearby pick-up games and tournaments!
This portable changing station keeps baby's hands out of the way while you change her
via: AmazonWhen closed, this diaper changing station is a compact clutch with a zippered pocket. When opened, you've got a large water-resistant surface for baby to lie on. The sides fold up to create a soft barrier that you can attach toys to so baby can play while you clean up. It comes with a teether toy that doubles as a slide buckle for your baby blanket or cloth napkins. Use it to make a bib, a canopy or nursing cover.
These crunchy snacks have been called vegan pork rinds
via: AmazonI'm a vegetarian, and I've never liked pork rinds, but still I'd love to try these chips described as vegan pork rinds. They're made of yuca, mushrooms, and onions, and are only 80 calories a bag. Sometimes you just need a crunch. Sancklins give you that, with a burst of flavor and zero guilt.
This dog onesie contains shedding and calms anxiety
via: AmazonThese adorable dog onesies are made of a lightweight, breathable, four-way stretch material that's designed to be comfortable for dogs. They allow dogs to shed naturally, while containing the shedding so it doesn't get all over the house. The gentle pressure of the onesie can help calm dogs' nerves and make them feel secure. It's also a great way to protect dogs from ticks on hikes, and to keep them from scratching sore spots that are healing. And as if that's not enough, they're fashion-pieces!
These bathing suits with ruffles on the bum are the cutest thing ever!
via: AmazonRuffleButts fashion is LOVED by Amazon buyers, and it's not hard to see why. It's adorable! This one-piece UPF 50+ swimsuit is rated 4.9 stars on more than 3,500 reviews! It comes in several different colors and patterns, each with the signature ruffles across the tush. There are three nickel-free snaps at the bottom for easy diaper changes, and a zipper at the back to make it a breeze to get on and off.
Pricetitution: The card game you need at your next game night!
via: AmazonYou can even play this game over Zoom! The premise is simple: Put a price tag on a variety of hypothetical "dares," like getting a tattoo on your arm of the last thing you ate. What would someone have to pay you to do that? Points are gained by guessing as close as possible to the actual price a player says it'd take for them to do the stunt. Learn about your friends, argue over fictional events, and forget your troubles for at least a few hours. How much would you pay for this game? If you said $20, you win!
This sugar-free gum boosts energy, focus and clarity
via: AmazonSugar-free NeuroGum offers an energy boost five time faster than drinking coffee or energy drinks! And you won't have a sugar crash or caffeine jitters. Choose from cinnamon or mint flavor. Both have a combination of natural green tea caffeine (for energy), L-Theanine (for focus), and vitamins B6 and B12 (for mood and nerve function). Each sleeve comes with nine pieces of gum. Just stash one in your pocket or purse and you're ready for when the afternoon slump hits.
These stick-on dry-erase squares are the sticky notes that never run out
via: AmazonWhat if you had a never-ending supply of sticky notes, and you didn't have to kill a forrest to get it? mcSquares Stickies are just that. They adhere like magic to any smooth surface, including windows, mirrors, fridges, laptops, whiteboards and more. Write on them with wet- or dry-erase markers. To erase, just wash with water. You can reuse them up to 2,000 times! Choose from white or multi-color, and a variety of sizes, from 3x3 inches up to 11x11 inches.
Cut gift wrap perfectly every time with this clever little paper cutter
via: AmazonWhen you come across a product like this, you say to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" It's such a smart solution to an everyday problem. Just slip this little cutting device onto your roll of wrapping paper, unroll the paper through it to the desired length, and then slide the cutter from one end of the tube to the other for a perfectly straight line. Voila! Beautiful giftwrap, solved.
This compression face mask fights aging -- and looks cool doing it
via: AmazonThis product is aptly named: Lace Your Face. Made of lacy cotton, this face mask uses compression to enhance absorption of ingredients. It's got multi-peptides, algae, and apple stem cells to diminish wrinkles, promote cellular repair and protect against free-radical damage, while hydrating skin. Plus, it's got antioxidants -- vitamin C and green tea leaf -- that help prevent the loss of elasticity for softer, younger-looking skin.
These baby booties never fall off, and they adjust to fit as baby grows
via: AmazonThese super-cute baby booties come in all sorts of colors and patterns, and are made of antimicrobial material to prevent germs and be super breathable. Their two-part closure system means baby will never be able to kick the booties off. And because they're adjustable, they can fit through three months of growth. The soles are extra grippy, too, for when baby starts to toddle around.
This golf spikes kit turns your sneakers into golf shoes
via: AmazonIncrease your swagger on the golf course by turning your favorite kicks into golf shoes. No need to settle for what's available in the stodgy golf shoe category. Just follow the instructions to install these golf spikes on the shoes of your choice and you'll be playing in style. The spikes are made with a metal core and a durable rubber overmold. You can get them in clear, black and a bunch of bold colors.
Deodorize boxing gloves, soccer cleats and other sports equipment with these sticks
via: AmazonHow do you get the funk out of your son's dirty baseball glove? Glovestix, that's how. These are great for nearly any athletic shoes, gloves, skates and more. The design is simple, but effective: A length of parachord attaches to two hollow sticks made of antimicrobial plastic, which inhibits 99.9% of odor-causing bacteria growth. Inside the sticks are moisture-absorbing bags that are lightly scented with plant-based essential oils. Just replace the bags every three months. As they say, "Stix in ... stink out!"
I will never again color an Easter egg without this bunny egg spinner
via: AmazonThis adorable bunny egg spinner solves a couple of problems I always encounter when coloring eggs: 1) How to hold the egg and not smear the color, 2) How to get clean lines all the way around the egg. Just place your hardboiled egg (extra-large size recommended) into the egg slot in the bunny's tummy and the magical machine will spin it on rubber-lined wheels. Use the included markers to paint the egg as it spins. Check out the Amazon reviewer pics to see the amazing results!
For TOO CUTE photo opps, put your pup in this cuddly lion outfit
via: AmazonOMG, that little lion is melting my heart! If you've got a small or medium-sized dog, these outfits can transform your pup into a lion, panda, bunny or teddy bear. These are front-facing costumes that go over the dog's head and front legs and leave the rear half free. So they're perfect for photo opps. They're also great for surprising guests. Just gear-up the pooch and send your bunny-dog running into the room to greet everyone!
This ultra-bright light therapy lamp helps fight depression and fatigue
via: AmazonAfter months of isolation due to the pandemic, we can all use the health benefits of one of these light therapy lamps. This cute model emits the recommended 10,000 LUX for effective light therapy, which aims to boost mood, reduce fatigue and improve focus. (Sounds great to me!) This is full-spectrum pure-white light that's free of UV rays.
Avoid that post-party headache with these after-alcohol pills
via: AmazonThe pounding headache. The dry mouth. The lingering feeling of regret. Oh, hangover, why are you such a jerk? That's the very question pondered by the folks at Cheers Restore when they created these after-alcohol pills. Think of these as a dietary supplement aimed at reducing the negative effects of cocktails. They do so by replacing lost vitamins, reducing GABAa rebound and supporting the liver. Just pop two to four of them after your last drink or before going to bed. You should wake up feeling 50% better than you would otherwise. If not, they'll give you your money back!
This six-can beverage cooler fits inside your golf bag
via: AmazonTired of waiting on the green for the beverage cart girl? Sick of the high price of a cold one on the course? Caddyswag to the rescue! This slim, flexible cooler fits inside your golf bag. It's discreet, but large enough to fit six cans of beer or soda (or several bottles of water). It comes with a reusable gel pack to keep your drinks cool. And of course, there's no reason you can't use this handy cooler other places too. Take it with you to picnics and outdoor events.
This little suction tool removes poison from bug bites
via: AmazonTwo things I really love about this product: 1) The name: Bug Bite Thing. I mean, call it what it is, right? 2) The concept: Instead of treating bug bites with topical or oral medications, just remove the irritant from your body altogether. Brilliant. This little suction thingy removes venom, saliva, and other irritants left behind by mosquitoes, bees, wasps, chiggers and more. Itching and swelling: gone!
This ingenious product holds up a wedding dress so the bride can use the bathroom
via: AmazonAt every wedding, there's at least one bridesmaid on toilet duty. That is, she's the one in the bathroom stall holding up the miles of silk and tulle that would otherwise cascade down the bottom half of the bride ... and right into the toilet. This amazing product frees up the bridesmaids of the world by giving the bride total control over her gown. By wearing it underneath her skirt, the bride is able to use it to gather her skirt in a protective cocoon up above her waist and cinch it in place while she does her business. (Watch the product video for an awesome demo.) When done, she just lets her skirt back down, and it's clean as a whistle.
Share music and voice messages with your baby in the womb with these prenatal bellyphones
via: AmazonThe sound of music and the voices of loved ones can have a profound effect on babies in the womb. Babies' hearing develops about the 20th week of pregnancy. With these BellyBuds, Mom can share music and recorded messages with her baby, helping build a family bond before birth. The speakers attach to the belly with reusable skin-safe adhesive. There's a splitter that lets you share the listening experience with your baby by wearing your own headphones. Use the WavHello app for all sorts of ways to share audio with the newest member of your family.
These light-up ornaments bring holiday cheer to your beard and hair
via: AmazonThis is ridiculous, right? So why are you about to click "add to cart"? Because we all love some ridiculous fun! Deck out your beard with these little red, green, silver and gold ornaments -- 16 in all, and six of them light-up. They're also great in women's hair. Give yourself a fancy updo and then bedazzle it with this festive bling. You'll be the talk of the holiday party!
This foldable camping pot is an essential for outdoor enthusiasts
via: AmazonThis invention is amazing! It's a 32-ounce cooking pot, pan, skillet, wok and bowl that folds down flat and weighs only seven ounces. It's compatible with all controlled flame camp stoves, including iso-propane, alcohol, and solid fuel cubes. And its handle includes 12 feet of seven-strand 550 survival paracord. Every camping pack and survival kit needs one of these.
Find out if your cat is really part lion with this cat DNA test kit
via: AmazonOk, you may not suspect your cat is part lion, but there's a good chance you wonder where she got some of her coloring and attitude. I know I'm curious about my boy, Buddy. The shelter where I adopted him answered my question about his breed with: "He's a cat." This test kit tells you how your cat's genetics break down among four main breed groups and 21 individual breeds. You also get a chromosome map and a wild cat index. (That's where the lion comes in.) But even more valuable than all that is the health marker screening, which gives you a report on potential health conditions to which your cat my be pre-disposed.
This unisex zip-up hoodie transforms into a backpack
via: AmazonYou almost have to see it to believe it, but this hoodie becomes a backpack becomes a hoodie becomes a backpack. Not only was this baby on Shark Tank, but it was named among Time magazine's Best Inventions of 2019. It's a medium-weight hoodie made of 60% ring-spun cotton for comfort and breathability and 40% polyester for durability and wrinkle prevention. It transforms into a backpack within seconds. Once converted, the backpack has two storage compartments -- one for larger items and one for smaller stuff like wallet, keys and cellphone.
This hip-seat baby carrier is safety-certified and ergonomic
via: AmazonThis invention safely and conveniently holds baby -- and baby's stuff -- right there on your body. Just wrap TushBaby around your waist (above your hips) and attach with secure velcro and buckle. It'll evenly distribute baby’s weight so you don’t have to constantly switch sides or strain your back. There's a plush pad to cushion your abdomen, and an anti-slip memory foam seat for baby. The whole thing weighs less than a pound, and it has storage space for diapers, toys and everything else.
This pet bathing tool makes it easy to keep Sparky clean
via: AmazonWashing the dog just got easier with Aquapaw. It's got a flexible handheld spray brush connected to a hose, which you can use in your shower/bath or outside. (Adapters included for both.) Water comes directly through the brush, which is secured to your hand with a buckle. By simply tapping the brush you can turn the water off and on while you massage the soap into your dog's fur. Amazon buyers love the Aquapaw, rating it 4.4 stars.
This wine preserver will keep your vino cork-popping fresh for three days after opening
via: AmazonDon't you hate it when you pour yourself a glass of that delicious wine from the night before, only to discover that it's not so delicious anymore? Wine begins to oxidize when it's exposed to air, and this changes the taste. To retain the initial aroma and flavor of the wine, you need to seal it off from the air. That's where Air Cork comes in. Just lower the medical-grade latex balloon into the bottle and squeeze the pump to fill the balloon with air. As it inflates, it seals the wine off from air. You can even turn the bottle upside-down to see: Not a drop will spill. Keep your wine fresh and delicious for three to four days with this clever device.
These acupressure wristbands help relieve nausea
via: AmazonI love an all-natural treatment for a health problem. These wristbands tackle nausea using acupressure. The cute bands (choose from several colors and patterns) are waterproof and adjustable. Just wrap one around your wrist like a watch. Place the button on the Nei-kuan acupressure point and adjust the dial to the amount of pressure desired. (Instructions on box.) It's a great option for all kinds of conditions: pregnancy, motion sickness, chemotherapy and anesthesia.