Being stuck at home bored is the ultimate first world problem. On one hand, you have a house. Hooray! On the other, you’re bored. Booo. But first world problems are still problems (no matter how small they are), so keep yourself entertained with some of the fun Amazon products I’ve gathered for this list.
And don’t worry — there’s truly a little something for everybody in here. From face masks made with real mud from the Dead Sea, to a kit that lets you brew your own custom bottles of hot sauce, people of all ages can find something to do — for an afternoon or two, at least.
This Card Game That’s Fun For Everyone
If you’re stuck at home with the kids, try distracting them for a few hours with Exploding Kittens. The game is similar to Russian roulette — players take turns drawing cards until one of them pulls an exploding kitten. That player can then use defuse cards (like laser pointers, catnip sandwiches, magical enchiladas, and more) to stay in the game, but if they don’t have one then they’re out. It’s great for up to five players, as well as players aged seven and up.
This Buddha Board That Lets You Doodle Again And Again
Instead of wasting paper doodling at home, just use this Buddha Board. All you have to do is fill the stand up with water, then use the included bamboo brush to express your inner creativity on the board. Your design erases as the water evaporates so that the board is 100% reusable, plus kids can even enjoy it since it’s safe for anyone aged five and up.
This Comprehensive Kit That Lets You Do Your Own Gel Manicure At Home
I’ll be the first to admit I’m incredibly cheap, which is why I’ve started doing my nails with this this gel polish starter kit. The price of a gel manicure is generally around $40, which means you only have to do your nails twice with this kit in order to more than break even. Each order comes with six gorgeous pastel polish colors, as well as cuticle tools, toe separators, a UV curing lamp, and more.
A Strip Light Kit That Lets You Upgrade Your Home For Less
Stuck inside without anything to do? Then you might as well upgrade your kitchen with this strip lighting kit. The lights are backed with super-sticky adhesive that lets you easily attach them underneath your cabinets, behind your television, underneath your bed, and more, plus each order comes with a remote so you can control them without getting up. The LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 10,00 hours, and you can even change the colors for added fun.
This Indoor Garden That’s Completely Foolproof
If you give me a plant to take care of, you can almost guarantee it’ll be dead within the week. So if you have a black thumb like I do, try growing herbs in this AeroGarden. You can grow up to three plants at a time, and it’s great for herbs like basil, parsley, dill, and more. The LED grow lights help your plants flourish even in dark apartments, plus the control panel lets you know when it’s time to add water.
A Roll Of Contact Paper That Updates Ugly Counters And Furniture
Updating your countertops can cost thousands of dollars, but tile and laminate are just so ugly — that’s why I use contact paper. Think of it like a giant, white marble sticker you roll out onto ugly counter and tabletops. It’s made from durable vinyl that’s water-resistant (seriously — I’ve left puddles on mine overnight without a problem), and you can easily peel it off if you ever need to remove it.
This Miniature Arcade That Comes With 200 Games
When you’ve got hours to kill, this miniature arcade system is an exceptional way to run the clock. The screen is full-color so that it’s like you’re in an actual arcade, plus its compact size means you can also play with it during long car rides. The volume is adjustable so that you don’t disturb anyone nearby while you play, and each one comes pre-loaded with 200 retro games.
A Lip-Reading Game With Over 1,100 Positive Reviews
Some games are more fun than others, and more than 1,100 positive four- and five-star reviewers on Amazon absolutely raved about Hearing Things. The rules are simple — after breaking into teams, players take turns wearing the included pair of headphones that are pre-loaded with over 500 phrases. They then silently say the phrase, and their other teammate has to guess what they’re saying by reading their lips. Whichever team guesses the most phrases correctly wins!
This Party Game That’s Hilariously Offensive
Tired of playing Cards Against Humanity? Me too — that’s why I switched over to Disturbed Friends.
Made for up to 10 people, players vote on what they think the their friends would do in the hypothetical situations proposed on the cards. If they guess correctly, they receive a point. Each box comes with 250 questions so that no two games are alike, and whoever has the most points by the end of 10 rounds is crowned the winner.
A Pair Of Smart Plugs That Let You Control Devices Using Your Voices
The future is now, people! And because we’re living in 2020 instead of 1990, it’s time to add these smart plugs to your home. They may not look like much, but if you pair these plugs with Alexa or Google Home, you’ll instantly be able to control your devices using voice commands. The free downloadable app even lets you set schedules so that your lights are on when you come home, and there’s no smart hub required — just plug them in and let the app guide you through setup.
This Ingenious Kit That Lets You Perm Your Eyelashes At Home
Why not perfect your makeup skills while you’re trapped indoors? This kit not only lets you perm your eyelashes into a gorgeous curl, but the results even last for up to one month. Each order comes with enough supplies that you can reuse it up to 15 times, and it’s significantly cheaper than a trip to the salon.
As for the reviewers? They can’t get enough of this kit — “It’s been 2 weeks and my eyelashes are still as curly as day 1! I even feel like they came out better than when I got them professionally done and they are curlier.”
A Mud Mask Made With Real Mud From The Dead Sea
You might as well pamper yourself while you’re stuck on the couch, so slather your face with this luxurious face mask. It’s made with real, mineral-rich mud from the Dead Sea, and it’s a gentle way to help absorb excess oil from your complexion. The added jojoba and calendula oil help moisturize your skin so that it doesn’t dry out, plus it can even help reduce the appearance of your pores.
This Pack Of 24 Face Masks That Are Infused With Natural Ingredients
Apricot, pearl, milk, cucumber — you name a nourishing ingredient, this pack of face masks probably features a mask that’s infused with it. Each mask is formulated with vitamin E that helps brighten your complexion, and you only need to wear them for about 20 minutes in order to experience the full benefits.
Besides, at just $14 for 24, that means you’re only paying $1.70 per mask — it can’t get much better than that.
This Bidet That Comes With All The Tools Needed For Installation
Kill a few hours by updating your bathroom with this brand spankin’ new bidet. You don’t even need a full toolbox since each order comes with all the tools and parts necessary for installation, and it’s a great way to help cut down on toilet paper costs. The guard on the nozzle helps keep things hygienic, plus it’s designed to work with any standard two-piece toilet.
This Ab Twister That Helps You Tone Up At Home
Why go all the way to the gym when you could just tone up at home with this ab twister board? There are no batteries or electricity required, and it’s made from extra-sturdy ABS plastic that can support up to 250 pounds. The ball bearings are made from steel so you don’t have to worry about them wearing out, plus it might just be the easiest ways to burn calories ever invented — just stand on it and twist!
These Resistance Bands That You Can Use On Your Legs, Arms, Back, And More
If that ab twister wasn’t appealing since you already have a six pack (jealous), why not tone the rest of your body with these resistance bands? You can use them on your legs, arms, back, shoulders, and more, plus they’re significantly cheaper than a regular gym membership at only $13. Each order also comes with a travel bag, as well as a library of online instructional videos to help you get started.
A Coloring Book Made For Adults
Coloring books aren’t just for kids — adults can also use them to help de-stress after a long day. This one features 50 fun animal patterns that add up to hours of amusement, and the pages are single-sided so that your markers don’t bleed through onto another design. Suitable for all skill levels, it’s especially great for rainy days, long plane rides, or even soothing your mind before bed.
A Book Filled With Brain Games That Helps Keep Your Mind Sharp
It doesn’t matter whether your mind is as sharp as a pickaxe, or duller than a doorknob — you can still have fun solving this book full of brain games. Readers use their verbal, visual, and logic skills to solve a variety of puzzles centered around investigating crimes.
But what are reviewers saying? One particularly enthusiastic one wrote that they “bought this for my mom, who is into those criminal investigation shows. She loved it. The puzzles are interesting and mostly of moderate/easy difficulty!”
The Wine Puzzle That’s Perfect For Parties
Maybe you’re trying to force yourself into drinking less, or maybe you’re looking for a fun conversation starter at your next party? Either way, this wine bottle puzzle gets the job done. You have to figure out the puzzle in order to uncork your bottle of wine, plus it’s made from classy wood that can withstand the test of time. And in the event someone at the party doesn’t drink, it’ll also work with other non-alcoholic bottles.
A Hot Sauce Kit That Lets You Brew 7 Delicious Bottles
Even if you don’t like spicy food, this hot sauce kit is still a ton of fun to use. Each order comes with enough materials to make up to seven bottles, and the recipe cards are illustrated so that they’re easy to follow. The ingredients are all 100% GMO-free, plus one reviewer even raved that “the packaging was cute, and making the hot sauce was something fun and different to enjoy together.”
A Bath Bomb Kit With Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils
In the event you’re not into hot sauce, go ahead and grab yourself this bath bomb kit instead — it’s impossible not to love a good soak, right? Each kit comes with therapeutic-grade essential oils so that your bath bombs are lusciously fragrant, and there are enough supplies to make up to 12 bombs. You can supply your own scents, or use the ones that come with the kit: lavender, lemon, eucalyptus, and grapefruit.
An Red Wine Aerator That Helps Improve The Flavor Of Your Wine
The sulfites and preservatives found in red wine can affect its flavor, so use this aerator to filter all of the impurities out of your next glass. It’s designed to work with any type of red wine, and the built-in filter screen prevents bits of sediment and cork from winding up in your cup. The next time you have guests over, break out the two buck chuck along with this aerator — see if they can tell how cheap the bottle is.
This Decorating Kit That Makes Your Casual Cakes Look Professional
When you’ve got time to kill, you might as well bake a cake. And if you’ve already baked the cake, you might as well decorate it with this kit. The cake platform rotates so that it’s easy to ice your cake all the way around, and the non-slip base helps keep it steady if it ever gets bumped. Kids as well as adults can enjoy this kit since it’s incredibly easy to use, plus you even get 30 disposable piping bags with each order.
The Pasta Roller Made From Stainless Steel
Take it from someone who uses this pasta roller on a weekly basis — the fresh taste is more than worth the extra effort. If you ever run out of regular boxed pasta you can use this roller to make it using just flour and eggs, plus it comes with an attachment that allows you to make fettuccini and spaghetti. It’s made from rust-resistant stainless steel, and it collapses down when you’re done using it so that it’s easy to tuck into storage.
A Brilliant Set Of Tools That Take The Work Out Of Making Sushi
You can’t always count on your local sushi restaurant to be open when you’re craving a California roll, so use these tools to make your own sushi at home. The sushi bazooka helps your rolls come out evenly, and each tool is made from either food-grade plastic, or eco-friendly bamboo.
But the best part about it? You also get two pairs of chopsticks as well as two chopstick holders, and an avocado slicing tool — all for just $23.
This Candle Making Kit That Comes With 2 Pound Of Wax
Most make your own candle kits don’t come with any wax, whereas this one comes with a whopping 2 pounds of it! The wax is made from soy instead of paraffin so that it’s friendlier towards the environment, plus there are four scents that come with each order: lavender, cotton clean, coconut lime, and cinnamon/vanilla.
And if that’s not enough to convince you, this satisfied reviewer put it best: “It actually took me more time to open the box and pull out everything included than it did to begin the process. Super easy and everything you need comes in the kit…I highly recommend!”
This Wearable Shiatsu Massager You Can Wear Pretty Much Anywhere
Wear it at home while you’re relaxing on the couch, or even wear this shiatsu massager during your drive to work. There are three different massage speeds to choose from depending on how sore you’re feeling, and the built-in heat function is great for any extra-tense spots. The automatic shut-off kicks in after 20 minutes, and each order also comes with a power adapter for your car.
A Fire TV Stick That Lets You Stream Netflix, Hulu, And More
Can’t stream Netflix and Hulu because you don’t have a smart television? Just plug this fire TV stick into any HDMI port, and it’ll give you the ability to stream your favorite video services, as well as download from a library of family-friendly games. It supports 4K ultra HD video quality, and the built-in Alexa means you can search through catalogues using voice commands.
This HD Tablet That’s Only $50
For just $50, you can get this tablet made with a super-vibrant HD display. It comes with 16 gigabytes of storage for movies, games, music, photos, and more, plus the battery lasts for up to 10 hours when fully charged. Unlike other tablets, this one also comes in four different colors: black, yellow, blue, and red.
A Smart Light Bulb That’s Compatible With Google Home And Alexa
Simply pair it with Goole Home or Alexa, and you’ll instantly be able to control this smart light bulb using voice commands. The downloadable app lets you set schedules so that it’s on and welcoming you home when you walk through the door, plus there’s no smart hub required. It’s dimmable so that it’s easy to set a relaxing mood in your home, and it even has a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours since it’s an energy-efficient LED.
The Fitness Tracker That Helps You Keep Track Of How Far You’ve Walked
As someone who is currently trapped in their apartment, I’m using this fitness tracker to make sure I still get my steps in for the day. It also keeps track of the calories you’ve burned, the distance you’ve traveled, as well as your heart rate, and the battery lasts for up to 10 days before it needs to be recharged. The large LCD screen makes it easy to read, plus it’s even water-resistant.
This Paint By Numbers Kit That Creates A Genuine Masterpiece
You’ve never seen a paint by numbers kit like this one. Not only does it come with three brushes and all the necessary paint, but the design is printed on a canvas — not a simple sheet of paper. You could actually hang the artwork you create on your wall since it’s a gorgeous landscape (as opposed to a unicorn or something), and the acrylic paints dry quickly to avoid smudging.
An Over-The-Door Organizer That’s A Must-Have For Your Bedroom
If you’re trapped indoors, you might as well straighten out your room. And while you’re at it, go ahead and throw this organizer on the back of your door for some added storage space. The four large pockets each feature a transparent window so it’s easy to see what’s inside, plus it’s great for underwear, kid’s toys, baby supplies, and more. Grab it in six different colors: grey, beige, black, dark grey, pink, and turquoise.
Make Your Own Fashionable Rings Using This Easy-To-Use Kit
Spend the afternoon making your own fashionable wooden ring with this woodworking kit. It’s great for kids as well as adults since the instructions are easy to follow, plus each order comes with four colors of sandalwood: African blackwood, Zmabian rosewood, gold sandalwood, and green sandalwood.
But if I’m being honest? This reviewer put it better than I ever could: “The instructions are clear and easy to follow, and this is one of the rare bundles that actually gives you everything you need to get started. No outside tools or supplies required!”
This Woodworking Kit That’s Perfect For Beginners
While we’re on the topic of woodworking, why not check out this kit that lets you create a wooden bird? You can set the bird on fire for warmth afterwards (not recommended), or use it as a conversation piece in your home (very recommended). The instructions and process are simple so that even beginners can enjoy it, and many Amazon reviewers wrote about how the wood is “great quality.”
An Escape Room That You Can Play In Your Own House
Made for ages 13 and older, this game brings the fun of those trendy escape rooms to the comfort of your own living room. There are 19 puzzles for players to solve in order to escape, and you can even connect to Amazon’s Alexa in order to enhance the gameplay. You can play it with anywhere from two to eight players, and there’s even a hint booklet you can use if you get stuck.
This Cozy Blanket That Gives You A Mermaid Tail
As I always say, “If you’re going to be stuck inside, you might as well be a mermaid.” That may not seem practical, but you’ll understand once you’re snug and cozy inside of this mermaid tail blanket. The lightweight knit is breathable yet warm, plus the back isn’t closed so that it’s easy to get up if you need. Choose from four different colors: mint, blue, purple, and white.