The bountiful pages of Amazon are ripe with products you’ll want to stuff into your shopping cart. But how many of these gadgets, gizmos, and novelty items will offer any return on your investment? Sure, you might find some fleeting enjoyment in the latest fad product, but what you really need are products that practically pay for themselves. Assembled below are 37 Amazon items that are basically priceless. Because when the time comes that you need so use them – such as this solar phone charger or emergency survival kit, you’ll be thankful you pulled the trigger on the purchase. These products are essential for emergencies, worst-case scenarios, or just to brighten up your home. These simple yet affordable products offer a glimpse into a stress-free future: one where you’re prepared for whatever mother nature throws your way.
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This Tactical Survival Kit Has Your Back in the Backwoods
If you find yourself stranded in the woods or other remote areas, you’re going to be glad you brought this tactical survival kit with you. It’s got first aid, firestarters, an extra loud whistle, rope, multitools, rope, a knife, and a flashlight among other tools to help you stay alive in the wilderness. And it’s got over 6,000 rave reviews for saving you time and money by buying everything in one kit since it’s so comprehensive and such a great value.
This Utility Rope Never Tangles
If you’re a camper or hiker, or just want to keep this on hand in case of emergencies, you’re going to love this tangle-proof utility rope. It’s extra strong at 1100 pound test, comes in a shatterproof container, and includes a rope cutter incorporated right into the container’s lid. Use it to tie down, tow, or in emergency situations.
This Car Charger Works With USB and Type C Cords
If you need a car charger that’ll take both traditional USB cords and the newer C type, snag this one ASAP. “This charger is much more compact and the part that sticks out of the plug barely sticks out. This makes it perfect for my needs because it allows for practical use of the area it gets plugged into while giving me more juice during those shorter car rides.” – D. Mascio
This Emergency Wound Closure is a Must-Have
If you’re going out in the wilderness with no chance of getting to a hospital quickly if you get injured, you’ll want to carry these emergency wound closures with you. They’re also an excellent addition to your emergency bag, just in case. They can close wounds up to 1.5 inches long and could eliminate the need for stitches.
These Water Purification Tabs Could Save Your Life
Often, in emergencies, clean drinking water is in very short supply. Now you can turn questionable water into potable with these water purification tablets. It’s effective against bacteria, including the nasty bug giardia, and works in as little as 35 minutes with no iodine aftertaste!
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A Good Pool Lounger Never Not a Must Buy
Can you even have too many pool floats? I don’t think you can, but even if you’re unsure, this pool lounge chair is a must-buy. There’s no unsightly climbing on or falling off, this piece will let you sit fully upright or completely recline dependent upon your mood. And, if you’re sitting up, you can stay semi-submerged so you’re cool as a cucumber the whole time.
This Emergency Radio Has Tons of Helpful Features
If you need a feature-packed emergency radio, this is an excellent pick. It includes a device charger, three super bright flashlights including a motion sensor and reading light, an SOS alarm, and the ability to solar recharge! It gets a complete five stars from over 2,800 reviewers for its small size but powerful features!
Tag, You’re It
Apple is back with another new “Air” product. This time, they’re trying to best the likes of Tile and others by introducing their own tracking device. And, of course, new Apple products mean new Apple accessories, like this leather key ring. Available in colors from Baltic Blue to California Poppy, these rings are designed to hold the AirTag (sold separately) so you can keep it attached to your keys.
This Waterproof Fleece Blanket Will Keep You Cozy
Getting cold is the worst, and can even be life-threatening if you’re stuck in the middle of nowhere or in an emergency where you can’t find shelter. Take along this waterproof fleece blanket that’ll keep you cozy. It rolls up into an included stuff sack so it’s easy to tote, and is the perfect size for using for picnics and beach days when you’re not in a dire situation.
Freshen Your Space Instantly With This Carpet Deodorizer
I have three kids and a dog, so my area rugs get dirty and stinky. I use a foaming cleaner for spots, but I’ve found that this powdered carpet deodorizer is the best way to eliminate odors. Sprinkle it on, wait a few hours, then vacuum. It doesn’t leave behind any cloying perfume, but instead gets rid of odors permanently.
These Sleep Headphones Guarantee the Best Night’s Sleep
I love listening to boring podcasts to send me off to dreamland, but having earbuds in is so annoying once you actually fall asleep. A much more comfortable way is this audio sleep mask that lets you listen to music or podcasts via your phone. It blocks the light and sound, so it’s great for travel or sleeping in unfamiliar places, too.
These Biodegradable Body Wipes are Infused with Tea Tree Oil and Aloe
Toss a pack of these Biodegradable Body Wipes in with your gear for a quick but thorough clean-up anytime, any place. Each bamboo wipe is moistened with cleaning agents that don’t require rinsing, along with tea tree oil, aloe, chamomile extract, and a light and natural fragrance.
This Drawstring Tarp is the Easiest Way to Clean Up the Yard
After raking leaves or grass clippings, make clean-up easier with this Drawstring Tarp. The nine by 9-foot tarp includes corner handles and a drawstring, letting you cinch it up into a bag. Customers call it a lifesaver!
This Lantern Charger is Solar Powered
This versatile camping lantern with built-in phone charger can recharge in two ways – in 12 hours of sunlight or 1-2 hours of USB charge. It has an extra-bright LED light for camping or in emergencies such as when the power goes out, and you can charge your phone right from the lamp! It’s lightweight and collapsible so you can take it along on adventures or store it in your emergency to-go bag.
This Useful Headlamp Will Light the Way
Although my husband uses his headlamp to read in bed, they’re actually very useful for much more adventurous or dangerous situations. If you’re in an emergency and need both hands to safely make your way, or you’re camping and just trying to find your way to the bathroom, this headlamp’s going to be your new best friend. It’s ultra-bright, with 6,000 lumens and three LED bulbs to let you see clearly no matter the situation.
These 3M WorkTunes Headphones Protect Your Hearing
If you’re operating a lawnmower or other loud machinery, it’s a smart idea to protect your hearing. This pair of 3M WorkTunes Headphones not only provides noise-reducing protection for your hearing but also lets you stream audio via Bluetooth. These headphones even have a built-in microphone for phone calls or voice commands.
This Curling Iron Lets You Do So Many Salon Styles at Home
With six interchangeable heating barrels to choose from, this curling iron lets you style your hair into gorgeous waves, tight curls, and everything in-between. Each heating barrel is coated with sleek ceramic, which helps lock in style without creating frizz — and the temperature is even adjustable up to 410 degrees Fahrenheit.
This Camping Multitool is Incredibly Handy
If you’re the outdoorsy type, you’ll want this camping multitool that can also be quite handy in survival situations. It includes a hammer, axe, knife, bottle opener, screwdriver, pliers, and a wire cutter, among its total of 16 tools. It gets glowing reviews for having everything you need in one compact package.
This 12-Dock Power Strip Also Has Four USB Outlets
Not only can you use this to plug in 12 regular things, but this power strip comes with 4 USB outlets to keep your devices charged and at the ready. It also has a surge protector and overload protection, so it’s extra safe to use. It gets a perfect five stars from tens of thousands of reviewers because you can plug multiple heavy-duty items in and still get a fast charge!
Turn Your Bathroom Into a Spa With These Shower Steamers
Turn your home into a spa with these shower steamers. You place them on the bottom of the shower–without directly touching the water–and let the steam release relaxing aromas. This eucalyptus and mint pack not only helps you relax and reduce stressors but they’re also great for nasal congestion relief.
Fire Up New Flicks
Among the myriad streaming services out there is Fire TV from Amazon itself and they are no slouch when it comes to programming or cool devices. The latest iteration of their Fire TV stick boasts a ton of features including voice control, preset buttons for some of the more popular streaming channels and access to 500,000-plus movies and TV shows with your Prime subscription.
Add Some Accent Lighting to Dark Spaces With This Stylish Floor Lamp
There’s nothing worse than dark spaces and artificial lighting. That’s where this floor lamp comes in. It helps you light up your space, but it’s small and sleek and provides light that looks extremely natural. It also comes with a remote control dimmer that lets you switch between five different color temperatures and ten brightness levels.
Roger That, 10-4, Good Buddy
Breaker breaker one nine! Walkie-talkies (and yes, I still call them that) give me all the childhood vibes. I can remember grabbing a pair of these, sharing them with my friends and then heading outside to play all day long. These two-way radios from Amazon are cheap; I’m talking 20 bucks for the pair, which includes the batteries. One purchaser said the range is upward of 1.5 miles: “I highly recommend these to other public safety groups looking for a cheap but sturdy radio that doesn’t kill your budget if you lose them.”
This Emergency Survival Kit Will Keep You Alive for Three Days
This Emergency Survival Kit holds enough stuff to keep a single person alive and well for three days and comes in a handy backpack you can store everything in. From emergency water pouches and food rations to first aid to survival blankets, it’s got everything you need to ride out a disaster. It’s the perfect size to keep in your trunk for a stow-and-go situation.
This Charging Station Comes With Cords
This incredibly useful charging station is made even better by the fact that it comes with charging cords! It even has a space to charge your smartwatch. This would make a world of difference on our messy kitchen counter where all the tech goes to recharge. I love that it has a neat little space for each item that’s charging.
You Mil-do Need this Gel Mold and Mildew Cleaner
I loathe the dirt and grime that clings to grout and sealants in places like your shower and around your sinks. That stuff never wants to come off. Enter this mold and mildew gel cleaner. All you have to do is apply it and walk away. No, seriously. Go put your feet up or read a book. After three to five hours, you can return to the scene of the crime, wipe the cleaner away and enjoy clean grout and sealant again.
Feed Your Inner Artist With This Drawing Tablet
Calling all artists! Listen, I can’t draw a straight line with a ruler so I’m always in awe of people who are able to create art from nothing. This drawing tablet is a 21st-century version of a blank canvas, but in a package you can carry with you anywhere. Your purchase includes the tablet, a battery-free passive pen and shortcut buttons to simplify your most challenging components.
This Touchless Thermometer is Accurate Every Single Time
In this day and age, it’s always comforting knowing that you’re not running a fever. And what better way to figure out your own temperature than with one of these touchless thermometers? Hold up to your head and gauge your temp in seconds. Guilt-free purchase alert!
This Pot Will Make Your Houseplants Stand Out
If you want to be the ultimate plant parent, you have to make sure that your plants look good at all times (it’s easier said than done, I know). That includes its pot. This pot adds a playful, bright touch to any plant, which in turn completes the look. Once you buy one, you’re going to want one in every color.
This Dash Mount Phone Holder Keeps it in Place
I have one of those vent mount phone holders I use when needing directions, but it always ends up falling out. This dash mount phone holder is a much better option because the phone stays put and keeps the map easy to read so you don’t accidentally cause a crash while you’re trying to retrieve your fallen phone! It’s held in place by five grippy tabs, so your phone isn’t going anywhere even if you take corners above the speed limit or drive down a bumpy road.
This Area Rug Adds a Pop of Color to Any Room
Rugs are arguably one of the most expensive home decor pieces (although I’m not sure why seeing as they just cover our floors and get walked on 24/7). So anytime I can find a cute yet high-quality rug for under $100, I’m shook, to say the least. This area rug is an easy and inexpensive way to add a pop of color to any room.
This Water Bottle is the Coldest
Not only can this water bottle fit in your car’s cupholder and float if you take it on the water, it’ll keep your beverage ice cold for 36 hours! The double-walled insulation ensures your drink stays nice and frosty. I love the fact that it comes in a ton of different sizes to suit your needs!
These Industrial Glow Sticks Last Over 12 Hours
These industrial glowsticks are a necessity for camping, hiking, and of course, emergency situations like storms or car trouble. They’re made from premium materials that last up to 12 hours and can be seen from a mile away. You’ll get a set of 20 assorted colors with a dependable shelf life.
This Emergency Sleeping Bag Will Keep You Toasty
I love the brand name for this emergency sleeping bag, “Don’t Die In The Woods”. And that’s exactly what this bag will keep you from doing since it’ll keep in your body heat in cold and wet conditions. It’s made of extra-thick nylon so it won’t tear and comes with its own stuff sack that’ll easily fit in your emergency kit or backpack.
These Cleaning Tools Are Tiny — Intentionally
We all have those tiny places and spaces that we need to clean but can’t get into. Think about it: Window grooves, car vents, sliding door tracks, computer keyboards, none of these spots can be cleaned with traditional means. This set of tiny cleaning tools will get into all of those spaces with ease. You’ll get five pieces meant for handling those hard-to-reach tracks, vents, and more. Stop struggling to clean hard-to-reach places and start living life on easy mode with this amazing tiny cleaning tool set!
These Dissolving Microneedle Eye Patches to Firm and Smooth
Normally, the words “needle” and “eye” wouldn’t belong in the same sentence, but these dissolving microneedle eye patches went there and I honestly love it. In fact, the package says to wear them to bed and “wake up glowing.” These patches from Skyn Iceland have me intrigued, and the reviews confirm that they’re amazing.
This Survival Tool Fits in Your Pocket
What can’t this tiny survival card do? It’s small enough to fit in your pocket or wallet, but packs 17 tools into one slim package! From a mini knife to fishing hooks and lure, to two kinds of saws, you’re going to want this with you whenever you explore the great outdoors.