It may be the very definition of a first world problem, but being bored at home is a total bummer. Once you’ve cleaned the house, finished every chore, and even walked the dog, what’s left for you to do?
Easy — just grab one of these fun products that absolutely annihilate boredom (or even grab more than one, who am I to tell you what to do?) No matter whether you’re looking to relax in the tub after a long day, or simply looking for fun gadgets to entertain kids with, there’s truly something in here for everybody.
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This Gorilla Grabber That Helps You Reach Distant Items
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a gorilla? No? Well find out anyway when you use this gorilla grabber to reach distant items. There’s a plastic frame underneath the rubber paw so that you get a firm grip on whatever you’re grabbing, and it’s perfect for those days (or weeks) where you just can’t be bothered to get up off the couch to get your phone, or any other possession.
A Time-Wasting Toy That Lets You Pop Pimples
Let’s face it: popping zits is fun, just not when they’re on your own face (or anyone else’s, for that matter.) This silicone toy not only lets you pop zits without ruining your complexion, but the Vaseline-like pus easily wipes away with minimal mess. There are 16 pimples on each block, and each order also comes with one refill bottle, as well as a pipette filling tool.
These Connectible Drinking Straws That Let You Build Fun Contraptions
When you’re dying of boredom and breathing your last breath, make sure to whip out this set of connectible straws. They add a dose of fun to boring mealtimes for kids, and each set comes with 20 flexible connectors, as well as 24 straight straw pipes. You can safely put them in the dishwasher for easy cleaning, plus they’re available in three colors: blue, lime, and orange.
A Hamper That Doubles As A Basketball Hoop
Tired of finding dirty clothes all over the floor? Trick yourself into throwing them into the hamper by hanging up this dirty laundry basketball hoop. There’s no mounting or drilling required since the padded hooks hang over any standard door, and the drawstring on the bottom of the net makes it easy to dump your clothes into the washer when it’s time for laundry.
A Cozy Blanket That Looks Like A Pepperoni Pizza
Even though it’s inedible, this blanket is still a fun way wrap yourself up for an afternoon nap. The pizza print is realistic so that it’s clear you’re snoozing in a pizza, plus the blanket itself is made from 100% polyester fleece. And for the sake of added fun, each order also arrives packaged in a cardboard pizza box.
The best deals selected by the 22 Words team for you.
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This Cat “Wine” That’s Infused With Catnip
When you’ve finally run out of activities to do and chores to complete, give your cat this bottle of catnip-infused “wine” and sit back for a few hours of amusement. It’s completely non-alcoholic so you don’t have to worry about poisoning your pets, plus it’s available in two flavors: Pinot Meow or Moscato. And if you’re worried about the ingredients, don’t worry — there are only four: organic catnip, water, beet juice, and sea salt.
A Clever Cricket Prank Disguised As A Greeting Card
If you’re looking for fun, harmless pranks to play on people, this cricket one is a great choice. While it looks like a simple postcard, there’s actually a small speaker hidden inside that lets out a cricket chirp intermittently. And if someone tries to turn the card off, not only is there no off switch (you have to wait until the battery runs out), but the attempt will also set off a glitter bomb — two pranks for the price of one!
These Spicy Peanuts That Are The Ultimate Challenge
If you love trying spicy foods, make sure to grab this box of death nuts. Each order comes with five sets of peanuts coated with increasing levels of heat, and the ingredients are no joke — ghost peppers, Carolina Reapers, Trinidad Moruga scorpion peppers, and more were used to give these nuts their spicy flavor. The hottest nut in the box is the “Death Nut,” which is topped with pure capsaicin crystals that are more than 1,000 times hotter than a regular jalapeno — see if you can make it through all five flavors.
This Family-Friendly Game That Helps Melt Away The Hours
If you’re tired of the complicated board games that are popular nowadays, give your brain a break by playing Oh Snap! The game is simple: players take turns removing tightly-packed wooden discs from underneath the spring-loaded crossbar. Some discs are worth more points than others, however the bar edges closer and closer with each one that’s removed. It’s a little bit strategy, and a little bit luck — but whoever has the most points by the time the bar reaches the other end of the box wins!
This Water Candle Kit That’s Only $5
Tired of spending money on candles? Then try making your own using this water candle kit. It only costs $5 which is significantly cheaper than the $20 candles you see in stores, and it’s incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is fill a glass with water, add a layer of cooking oil, then insert the floating wick and set it aflame. The cooking oil will slowly burn away, and you can even use the included food coloring to change the color of the water.
The Roulette Wheel That’s Perfect For Hot Sauce Enthusiasts
Russian roulette is fun, but you know what’s even more fun, albeit less deadly? This game of hot sauce roulette. Each game comes with 12 miniature bottles of hot sauce arranged around a wheel, and the heat levels range from mild to “I’d rather be playing Russian roulette.” Flavors include jalapeno pepper, habanero pepper ghost pepper, and more — whoever is left standing last, wins!
The Giant Rubber Band That Slingshots You And Your Friends Around
Just stuff a few people into this human slingshot, and you’ll have a week’s worth of fun in just one afternoon. It’s made from a blend of polyester and spandex that won’t snap against the weight of your body, and it’s even UV-resistant to help maintain its elasticity. Each order comes with a travel case, plus it’s available in two colors: black and blue.
The Pong-Like Game That Doesn’t Require Any Alcohol
Similar to beer pong, this set of battle pong is so simple that people of all ages can easily play. Players bounce their balls into the wooden spikes in order to score points, and you can even incorporate classic games like h-o-r-s-e or tic-tac-toe into your gameplay. It’s made for up to four players, and each game generally lasts about five minutes.
These Tiny Magnets You Can Use To Build Sculptures
No matter whether you’re stuck at home or trapped at the office, this set of buildable magnets can help pass the time when you’re bored. You can shape and sculpt them into different shapes (similar to molding clay), and each order comes with a construction guide to help get you started. Recommended for ages 13 and up, you can grab them in a set of either 432, or a whopping 1,728.
A Recorder That Sounds Like A Saxophone
Remember those plastic recorders from when you were a kid? This saxmonica is the same thing, except it sounds like a saxophone instead of a screeching kettle. You don’t need to have any musical skill or knowledge in order to play, and it even uses wooden reeds (two come included with each order) like a real saxophone. Impress your friends, annoy your roommates, and easily kill a few hours — all with this handy instrument.
This Smartphone Projector That Lets You Watch Movies On The Big Screen
Don’t crowd around your phone just to watch a movie — just use this smartphone projector so that everybody can comfortably watch. It’s universally compatible with practically any smartphone, and the lens enlarges your screen by up to eight times without any batteries or electricity required. The silicone grips hold your phone in place so it doesn’t shake loose, and it comes pre-assembled so it’s ready to use right out of the box.
A Jar Of Farts To Prank Your Friends With
Simply lift the lid of this fart jar, and it’ll immediately let one rip right in your face — but without the unpleasant smell. The sound effects are fun for kids and adults alike, plus there are six rotating fart noises so that you’re not getting the same fart every time. The best part? Each order comes with the required batteries.
This Selfie Helper For When You’re Taking Pictures With Cats
If you’ve ever tried to take a photo with your cat, you know how difficult it can be to get them to look at the camera. This selfie helper features a small bell that helps attract your cat’s attention when taking pictures, plus it easily clips onto the top of your phone. It’s designed to fit most smartphones, and all you have to do is give it a light shake — your cat will be transfixed.
This Bottle Of Ferrofluid That Reacts To Magnets
Just drag a magnet along the glass, and the ferrofluid in this bottle will begin to dance around. Each order comes with a neodymium magnet so that it’s ready to fiddle with right out of the box, and it’s great for anyone aged 18 and up — keep it on your desk as a reminder of all the fun you could be having if you weren’t working.
An Adorable Mug That Lets You Make Fondue For Two
If you’ve always wanted to try a fondue night, now’s your chance with this fondue mug set. Simply add your favorite dipping ingredients into the mug (chocolate, caramel, cheese, etc.), then wait for it to melt. Once it’s ready, use the forks to dip your fruits, bread, or even vegetables into your melted dip. The forks are made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and each order also comes with a tealight candle.
A Tabletop Cornhole Set You Can Play Indoors
When you’re stuck inside because the weather is bad, you can still play cornhole using this tabletop set. Each order comes with four red as well as four blue bean bags, and it’s especially great for indoor recess at school if you’re a teacher. Play to 21 points, or just play as long as it takes for you to beat whoever you’re playing with.
A Handy Puller That Fixes Broken Zippers
When you’re bored and have run out of chores to complete and games to play, you may as well start fixing all your broken zippers with this handy puller. It easily clips onto the zipper hook where your previous puller fell off, plus it’s compatible with luggage, coats, boots, and more. Grab it in two colors: black or silver.
This Creative Kit That Lets You Draw And Connect Circuits
Sometimes the simplest things are the most entertaining — like this circuit drawing kit. The pen is filled with ink that conducts electricity so that you can literally draw wires from one bulb to the next, and it’s made for anyone aged eight and up. Each order comes with a lesson booklet to help you get started, as well as five resistors, two capacitors, and one photoresistor.
These Retouching Pens You Can Fill With Any Color Paint
When you’re scraping the bottom of the barrel for things to do around the house, why not patch up a few scuffed walls with these retouching pens? You can fill them with any color paint you choose using the included syringe, and the ratcheting mechanism creates an airtight seal so that it doesn’t dry out over time; each order comes with two.
A Fun DIY Portrait Of President Lincoln You Can Make With Pennies
When you’re finally tired of hanging family photos around the house, why not hang President Lincoln up for some variety? This DIY portrait kit helps you create a portrait of Abraham Lincoln using just $8.46 worth of pennies, and while the pennies aren’t included, you do get a genuine penny from 1943 made from steel.
This Scratch-Off Movie Chart That Makes Sure You’ve Seen The Classics
Just when you think you’ve seen every classic movie, this poster will quickly remind you that you’re missing at least a few. With classics like the original King Kong and Mad Max: Fury Road, it looks great hanging on your wall once every icon has been scratched off, and each one features exactly 100 movies.
This Latch That Lets You Hang Pots On Vertical Posts
Add some greenery around your home with these latches that let you hang pots on vertical surfaces. They’re great for flowers and other small plants, and you can even put one in your kitchen so that there’s always a pot of fresh herbs growing nearby. Each one is able to hold up to 30 pounds, and they come with the screws required for mounting.
This Boozy Kit That Turns Watermelons Into Kegs
Few things are as refreshing as kicking back with an ice cold cocktail, and now you can turn any regular watermelon into a boozy keg with this kit. Just hollow out the watermelon, use the coring tool to make a hole in the side, add the keg tap, then fill the melon with your favorite beverage. It’s great for BBQs, picnics, or any outdoor activity, and the silicone seal on the keg tap helps prevent leaks.
A Golfing Gadget That Returns Your Balls To You
When you can’t be bothered to walk the six feet over to the hole to grab your golf ball, just let this handy gadget spit it back your way for you. It’s designed to fit into both practice as well as full-depth golfing holes, and as long as you’re standing within 14 feet, it can reliably return your ball back to you. While batteries aren’t included, all it requires are four AA batteries — that’s enough for up to 12,000 returns!
A DIY Candle Kit That Comes With Eco-Friendly Soy Wax
Not only are the 32 ounces of included soy wax eco-friendly since it produces less soot than paraffin, but this DIY candle kit also comes with lavender, lemongrass, and cedar wood essential oils so that your candles have an invigorating scent. Made right here in the USA, you can also combine the essential oils to create custom aromas, plus it’s a great alternative to afternoon television shows for kids.
A Maze Game That Uses Gravity To Solve Puzzles
When you’re so bored you feel like your brain is rotting away, give it some stimulation with this maze game. The goal is to create a path for the marble to roll along by rearranging the translucent towers, and there are 60 different puzzles in four different levels of difficulty to choose from. If you ever get stuck, just check the back of the puzzle card for the solution.
This Balancing Game That’s Great For Kids
If your kids are driving you nuts, just give them this balancing game to fiddle with for a few hours (or play with them if you’re also bored.) Made for up to four players, the goal is to add your rods to the balanced structure without knocking it down. Whoever gets rid of all their rods first, wins!
This Genius Cup That Creates Delicious Slushies
Stop buying slushies at the store — just make your own using this reusable slushy cup. All you have to do is keep it in the freezer until you’re in the mood, add your beverage of choice, then squeeze the cup for about one minute. The flexible silicone walls will partially freeze your beverage into a slushy, and the straw has a spoon at the base so you can scoop out the last few bits when you’re almost done.
A Potato Chip Maker That Doesn’t Require Any Hot Oil
You’re not limited to just making potato chips with this gadget — you can also use it to make zucchini, eggplant, and apple chips. There’s no hot oil required since all you have to do is pop it into the microwave for a few minutes, and the built-in mandoline blade makes it easy to cut extra-thin slices. It’s completely BPA-free, and you can also add garlic salt or pepper for some extra flavor.
This Bath Bomb That Won’t Stain Your Tub
Most bath bombs leave a stain around the edge of your tub — but not this one. Not only will it not leave stains, but it also turns your bathwater black just to shake things up a bit. It’s formulated with hydrating shea butter and Dead Sea salt that helps balance your skin’s pH level, plus the floral scent is lightweight and refreshing.
This Ice Cream Maker That Doesn’t Require Any Electricity
It only takes about 30 minutes for this ice cream maker to make a delicious batch frozen dessert, making it great for those days where you’re struggling to find something to do. Each order comes with a recipe book to help get you started, plus it’s versatile enough that you can also use it to make sorbets and frozen margaritas. Just keep it in your freezer, and it’ll be ready to go whenever you are.
This Belt Buckle That Holds Your Beer For You
It doesn’t matter whether it’s the 4th of July, or if you’re too lazy to sit up and grab your beer — either way, this belt buckle is a must-have. The stars and stripes design on the front is perfect for BBQs, tailgating, or when you’re just feeling especially patriotic, and it even flips down to create a small shelf for your beer. The spring-loaded mechanism automatically flips it back up when you remove your drink, plus it’s designed to work with any standard 12-ounce bottle or can.