I feel like it's an absolute certainty that most of us have a wish list on Amazon. My Amazon wish list is a mile long ... surprised? Don't be. Besides being just a great place to stash the cool things I find and want to look at later, it's also simple to share with friends and family or go back to and click "Add To Cart" x 1,000-ish.
The wish list feature on Amazon is like a return to the Christmas lists you used to make when you were a kid, except with kitchen gadgets, gear to make life simpler and a goat yoga party game (Yeah, I went there). Scroll through part of my list below. From cheap to more expensive, these are the things I'm seriously pining for right now ... and just might ask Santa for.
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Get "Butter" Wrist Support With This Bread-Shaped Wrist Pad
via: AmazonThat picture just makes me want bread — preferably fresh from the oven, Texas Roadhouse-style. Alas, there's all this computer work to do. I can at least think about bread while also supporting my wrists while typing with this baguette-shaped roll, er, pad. It's made of memory foam with a non-skid baking, er, backing, and it's completely carb-free and easily fits most keyboards.
These Cooking Bands Will Make You Dance
via: AmazonThere's nothing more frustrating than getting to the stage of the recipe that says, "Secure with kitchen twine," and coming to the realization you don't have any. These hot cooking bands in assorted colors will alleviate that problem. Keep these on hand for securing bacon to your bacon-wrapped filet mignons or bundling those tricky asparagus spears together on the grill. These are going in my cart ASAP.
This Little Piggy Is A Multipurpose Silicone Lid
via: AmazonIt seems like I always have that one pan that has no lid to fit. Where do the lids go? Is there a lid conspiracy? I digress ... I need to grab a couple of these pink piggy steamer lids. You can use them on the stove or in the microwave and they can even pinch-hit as a jar opener. My favorite part, I think, would be watching the steam coming from a pot through the "snout." Did someone say "bacon?"
Cook Like A High-End Chef With This Sous Vide Immersion Circulator
via: AmazonFile this under the category "I want it so bad." From the manufacturers of the Instant Pot comes this sous vide immersion circulator that helps you create high-end restaurant-style dishes in the comfort of your own home. Sous vide, which means "under vacuum" in French, is a style of cooking that relies on a water bath to deliver mouth-watering results. I've looked at sous vide machines before, but nothing priced as nicely as this.
Improve Your Pillow Talk With These Tufted Floor Pillows
via: AmazonWhy do I envision the middle ages and people casually lying around an oversized room when I see these elegant tufted floor pillows? Anyway ... Available in six color options (that surprisingly all coordinate quite nicely), these floor pillows would add a cozy touch to any space. Buy one or two to casually toss in a corner or pair several together to cover an existing window seat.
This Pair of Mugs Is A Fon-Due
via: AmazonIf double-dipping wasn't already frowned upon, COVID-19 has likely banished it from the face of the Earth forever. But, you can double-dip to your heart's content with these personal fondue mugs. Equipped with tiny forks and insets for tea lights, you can melt whatever comes to mind (cheese or chocolate come to my mind) and get your dip on without drawing any dirty looks.
Address Your Dog's Drinking Problem With These White Paw Toys
via: AmazonAin't no laws when you're drinking claws ... isn't that how the saying goes? This two-pack of dog toys, called White Paw, is a funny twist on everyone's favorite backyard bubbly. Equipped with a squeaker inside, you can get a few minutes of peace with your own hard seltzer while your dog "cools off" with black cherry or natural lime ... or fabric, since that's what these are made of.
Be The Nerf Master In Your Neighborhood With The Judge
via: AmazonNo one will ever challenge me to a Nerf war again with the Nerf Doomsland The Judge. Just the sight of it is terrifying. The Judge blaster shoots three darts at a time and relies on a 30-dart revolving drum to keep the assault going. It has a visible firing mechanism so you can see the "pain" you're about to inflict. I'm not saying it would be great for Trick-or-Treaters, but, well, use your own imagination.
Drop The Beat With This DropMix Music Gaming System
via: AmazonThe creators of Rock Band and Dance Central paired up to deliver another revolution in gaming with this music mixing game where you decide what song mixes get played. Tired of listening to your roommate play Dave Matthews Band every time you have friends over? Try your hand at this game, which features 60 DropMix cards featuring popular tunes from top artists. Guaranteed to be 100 percent Nickelback-free ... I hope.
Make A Bidet Of It With This Bidet Toilet Attachment
via: AmazonWhy should Europeans have all the fun? The bidet, believed to be an invention of the French some 400 years ago, is a — how shall I say? — better way to clean your private parts. Ahem. Now you can try one without a costly bathroom renovation. It is weird that I want this? No weirder, I guess, than more than 17,000 other people who have rated this toilet attachment 4.6 of 5 possible stars.
I Spy A Furry Critter In This Log Planter
via: AmazonI love planters; it's just the plants that don't agree with me. I'm not great at keeping them alive, although I do love how they look and the burst of freshness they impart on a room. This log planter has a secret squirrel that peeks out at you and isn't it just the cutest little thing? I'm thinking of buying it and sticking a fake succulent in the top.
Get Revved Up Over This Heads-Up Auto Display
via: AmazonI have a relatively new car with lots of bells and whistles, so I don't really have any complaints with it. But, one thing that would make it cooler is this windshield heads-up display. I mean, who has time to look at their dash to see how fast they're going? Not me. This display projects everything from your speed to your fuel consumption onto your windshield so it's within your line of sight. Turn your '02 into a '20 for just 40 bucks.
Never Ask "Who" Has My Keys With This Night Owl Keyring Holder
via: AmazonI used to be a night owl. Now I'm a solid "9 p.m. owl," as in I'm in bed around 9 p.m. most nights. Getting old, what can I say? I'm delighted by these night owl keyring holders, though, that stay awake to watch your keys at night and slumber during the day. Not only is the design charming, but you'll never again ask "whoooo" last saw your keys. See what I did there?
Tell Visitors You're Nobody's Princess With This Video Game-Inspired Doormat
via: AmazonIf you're of a certain age, or even if you're not, you likely recognize the characters who have taken up residence on this video game-inspired doormat. This one screams all the "girl power," letting visitors know they're got the wrong one: Your princess is in another castle. Anyway, who wants to be a princess when you can be the queen?
Code Your Way To Something Magical With This Harry Potter Coding Kit
via: AmazonI'm geeked about this one for multiple reasons. First, Harry Potter. Who doesn't love the magic of Harry Potter? But, perhaps the even bigger reason, at least for me, is because it teaches you coding. This Harry Potter Coding Kit is a cool way to learn a useful skill with more than 70 built-in coding challenges. Learn at least basic coding has always been on my bucket list and now seems like the perfect time to try.
Have Your Milk and Cookies Too With These Cookie Shot Glasses
via: AmazonJust when I thought life was perfect, Amazon opened my eyes yet again. This cookie shot glass pan from Wilton looks like the perfect bakeware for any party or get-together you have coming up. Oh, who am I kidding, it's also perfect for a random Tuesday evening when you just want cookies. Bake six edible cookie shot glasses and then fill them as only your imagination can: Milk, mousse, whipped cream, ice cream ... see where I'm going with this?
This Colorful Spoon Set Is Almost Too Pretty To Use
via: AmazonInfuse some nature in your kitchen with this colorful spoon set featuring the blooms of a rose, cosmos, sakura, sunflower and pansy, among others. I cannot get over how pretty these are! Each spoon is roughly five inches long and is perfect for a spot of tea or a bite of yogurt. I love the almost iridescent coloring of these that shifts from green to purple to blue.
The Retro Click-Clack Is Back With This Wireless Typewriter Keyboard
via: AmazonI'm probably in the last of the generations to have had a dedicated typing class — using an actual typewriter — in high school. Though I've grown with the times to embrace modern computing, my heart still pines for that undenial "click-clack" of a typewriter. Now I can have both and I'm about to get one of these wireless typewriter keyboards for every computer I own. Equipped with Bluetooth, they come in a variety of fun colors.
Watch Me Whip Out A New Apple Watch Band For Every Outfit
via: AmazonI don't like to be matchy-matchy, but I like, shall we say, options. These inexpensive watch bands for my Apple Watch fit the bill. A little dressier than the typical silicone band, these come in great solid colors like ivory and rose gold as well as tri-colored bands that incorporate shades of red/pink, blue/orange and even animal print. For $24, I can afford to buy several ... and I will.
Unleash Your Inner Artist With This Paint By Numbers Kit
via: AmazonI know adult coloring books have been all the rage the past few years, but if you want to really unleash your inner artist, these adult paint-by-number kits are worth a go. In 2019, even Oprah was enchanted, adding it to her annual list of favorite things. The kit includes everything you need to paint your own masterpiece and, when you're finished with this one, visit the Pink Picasso store for a variety of others.
Reuse These Makeup Removers Pads And Then Toss Them In The Laundry
via: AmazonSixteen-year-old me is lamenting the fact that 42-year-old me just discovered that reusable makeup remover pads are a thing. Why did no one tell me!? I was floored when I stumbled across these and promptly added them to my wish list. My makeup routine is simpler these days, but a pack of these — complete with their own laundry bag — could be handy to keep stashed away.
Check Out All Your Pores With This Tri-Fold Lighted Makeup Mirror
via: AmazonThere appear to be so many good things about this lighted vanity mirror that I don't know where to start. To begin, it's tri-fold and boasts three different levels of magnification to really get that winged eyeliner right the first time. It also has a built-in storage tray, lights and Bluetooth so you can pre-game for your night out with your favorite tunes.
Be Prepared For Emergencies With This Car Safety Hammer
via: AmazonThis is the gadget we all need but hope we never have to use. For just $10 and some change, grab a pair of these car safety hammers to stash in your glove box. One end of this tool is a seatbelt cutter and the other end is a window-breaking tool with carbon steel points. Mounting hardware is included to keep this within reach if something bad happens. A smart — and inexpensive — investment.
Grab Groceries (Or Anything) With Cotton Shopping Totes
via: AmazonLet's face it: We're all trying harder not to touch things these days, from our own faces to everything in public like door handles and produce bags. These reusable cotton shopping totes seem like a great set to keep handy. Why? Because you can use them for produce at the store or farmer's market and then have them serve double-duty as a beach bag, toy tote or mom helper. You can get a set of three or shoot for the multi-colored six-pack.
Seal Your Letter With a Kiss — Or This Wax Letter Seal Set
via: AmazonI used to watch "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves" on repeat and the one thing that always grabbed my attention was the scene where the letter was sealed with a wax stamp. (Yes, I'm a nerd.) So, what could be better than my very own wax letter seal set? This set is super complete with 645 (645!) pieces including wax in different colors, a warmer, stamp and even envelopes. I'm giggling, you just can't hear me.
Camp In Your Car With These Window Tents
via: AmazonMy idea of camping involves a hotel with room service and a pool. But, this two-pack of car window tents kind of has me rethinking that whole idea. Could I camp? In my car? Why yes, yes, I could. These tents fit SUVs, trucks, minivans and Jeeps, letting the fresh air in and keeping bugs out while you lounge in your vehicle. Tackle any kind of trip like a boss and then toss these in your trunk for next time.
Attempt This 1,000-Piece Puzzle from Hell
via: AmazonDon't get mad at my title; even the Amazon listing calls this the micro pure white hell jigsaw puzzle. Just in case there was any doubt about what you're about to get yourself into. It is indeed a 1,000-piece puzzle with all-white pieces. There aren't any clues you can look for to piece this bad boy together. It's a sheer test of your patience and determination to find the right fit.
Cut Cabinet Clutter With An All-In-One Kitchen Measuring Cube
via: AmazonWhether you need a cup of sugar or just a teaspoon, you can get it right with this all-in-one kitchen measuring cube. I desperately need to cut down on kitchen clutter and I feel like this cube would be a great start, with measurement capabilities from 1/4 tsp. to 1 cup. It includes 19 different measurements in both U.S. and metric. The best news is that it's both microwave and dishwasher safe.
You'll Be The GOAT Of Parties With This Goat Yoga Party Game
via: AmazonI can't tell if I'm really more ready for parties again or if I just really want to play this goat yoga party game. Don't worry, though, this goat is 100% inflatable. The gist of the game is getting players to perform real yoga poses paired with ridiculous challenges using a blow-up goat. My favorite part? Bleating the tune to a song.
A "Solid Gold" Door Stopper That's Pure Fun
via: AmazonFirst things first, it's not solid gold, OK? Otherwise, it would be more like a $38,000 Amazon purchase. This gold bar door stopper is 99.9% fun, though. Use it to hold open stubborn doors or hold down fly-away papers on your desk and get a few chuckles from friends, family and co-workers. It looks exactly like a real bullion bar, without that pesky real gold problem.
Elevate Your Feet With This Mini Under-Desk Hammock
via: AmazonI spend a lot of time sitting at a desk and despite all that sitting, my feet get tired. Sometimes, you just want to prop them up. This mini under-desk hammock would be perfect for "stretching out" while still working. Lightweight and easy to maneuver, I feel like this would add a bit of levity to the gravity of my workday.
Take Photos On The Go With This Canon Outdoor Camera
via: AmazonI have GoPro envy, but I don't have a GoPro pocketbook. This Canon Ivy Rec outdoor camera in colors like dragonfruit, avocado and riptide, seems like a low-cost alternative. Coming in at just $79, it is light and compact for taking to the beach or out on a paddleboard. It's also waterproof and shockproof, making it a perfect choice to snap to a keychain so it's always nearby.
Add Some Outer Space To Your Space With This Realistic Moon Lamp
via: AmazonHow gorgeous is this!? In my opinion, there is nothing more relaxing than viewing the night sky in all its splendor, the moon and stars twinkling away. I think this USB-rechargeable moon lamp is a perfect addition to a bedroom. Based on astronomical data from NASA itself, this lamp was designed to really reflect the surface of the moon, putting you one step closer to the great beyond.
DIY Boba Tea With This Ultimate Boba Kit
via: Amazon / KelseyKensBoba tea is one of my favorite things on the planet so when I saw this DIY boba kit, complete with everything I'd need to pull it off at home, I promptly added it to my wish list. You can make more than 60 treats with this kit, which includes cups and straws in addition to boba pearls and the classic flavors of taro, honeydew, green tea, milk, thai tea and spiced chai tea.
Eat A Reese's In Cookie Form With This Cast Iron Skillet and Cookie Mix
via: AmazonThink with me for a minute: Warm, ooey-gooey Reese's cookie fresh from the oven in a piping-hot cast-iron skillet? Yeah, sounds good to me, too. That's why this Reese's cast-iron kit is firmly on my wish list and, soon, on its way to my home. I could regale you with stories about how wonderful cast-iron cooking is, but I think the included Reese's cookie mix makes a better case than I ever could.
It's a Clock, It's a Fan, It's A USB LED Clock Fan Combo
via: AmazonSure, I could buy a regular desk fan, but why would I when I could have this USB LED clock fan combo? Simply plug it into a USB port and you'll not only generate a cool breeze, but also have a clock right at your fingertips. It's 5 o'clock somewhere and now I'll know for sure when it's my turn.
Word Nerds Rejoice At This Scrabble Refrigerator Magnet Set
via: AmazonMy shopping lists are about to get a lot more fun with this Scrabble refrigerator magnet set. Manufactured by the official Scrabble people, this kit includes 112 tiles encompassing the alphabet plus triple letter, triple word and double word bonus tiles. Now you can play the popular board game any night of the week, right on your refrigerator. Double word score on "bananas" coming up soon.