There are approximately one million adorable home products on the market today, but unfortunately for lovers of cute, about 999,999,900 of them are actually wildly impractical and not well made. That’s why I’m unlikely to splurge on home items unless I have a solid review that says it’s a high quality choice. Now I don’t know about you, but I simply don’t have enough friends to help me find all the items I need. What I do have are the reviews of the 22 Words readers, who have some pretty high standards and who are always willing to tell me what’s worth it and what’s not. This list is your guide to the absolute best home goods that our readers have loved, whether it’s plant stands, essential oil diffusers, or throw pillows (and who doesn’t want more throw pillows?). No matter what you’re looking for, we’ve got the choice that you’re going to want.
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These LED Solar Hummingbird Wind Chimes are a Must Buy
If you want a bit of decor that’s unique and lovely, these little hummingbirds add sweet charm to any space. The LED charges in direct sunlight via an internal solar panel and lasts up to eight hours when fully charged. The chimes will automatically light up at night fading slowly into different colors. Easy to hook or hang indoors or outdoors. They are also waterproof, so don’t worry about hanging them outside.
Enjoy Outdoor Picnics With This Picnic Blanket
There’s something very romantic about picnics, whether they’re in your backyard, the park, or by the beach. This waterproof, sand proof portable picnic blanket allows you to enjoy a lunch under the sun anywhere you so please. Bring it on camping trips, throw it in your car for a day to the mountains, or use it to enjoy a meal outside. If I want to be particularly cute, I’ll have a date night picnic at home in my living room.
Set the Ambience With These Electric Candles
Want to set the mood without the burden of having to remember to blow out candles or place them in spots that won’t cause a fire? These electronic flickering mini candles are perfect for creating the perfect romantic atmosphere or warm, comfortable vibe without all the fuss. An Amazon #1 Bestseller, scatter them throughout your house, pop them in a candle holder or a cute vase – you won’t be disappointed.
This Electric Lawn Mower is Lightweight and Easy to Use
I’m a little intimidated by full-sized, gas-powered lawnmowers. But I like the look of this Electric Lawn Mower! It’s lightweight and can be used to mow, trim, and edge small lawns. Customers report that it’s easy to use straight out of the box. Maybe I’ll finally get around to mowing my lawn (ha).
Achieve The Perfect Temp With This Meat Thermometer
I’ve been cooking meat for a long time, but never better than when I’m using a meat thermometer. Why did I wait so long to invest in one of these? This one, from ThermaPro, is digital and waterproof as well as motion-sensing so it’s awake and ready to go when you are. It doesn’t just work for meat temperatures, though. You’ll find it to be super handy when baking or candy-making, too.
These Reusable Snack Bags Are Eco-Friendly Food Storage Solutions
Whether you’re packing lunch or storing leftovers, these food bags are an eco-friendly alternative to plastic baggies (and don’t pretend you don’t go through a LOT of plastic baggies). Each one is made from food-grade PEVA material, while the leakproof seals won’t let anything spill inside your fridge. Plus, they’re even safe to put in the freezer.
This Air Fryer Cooking Times Magnet is a Helpful Cheat Sheet
Air fryers are basically the greatest appliance ever. If you agree, then this magnetic air fryer cooking times cheat sheet is about to become the handiest tool in your kitchen arsenal. “This chart is easy to read and lists most commonly cooked items. Magnet sticks well to my refrigerator so it can be easily accessible when using my air fryer. I have a 1500 watt fryer and the temps listed are spot on with the quick temps on my fryer.” – N. Nick
These Bed Sheet Fasteners Will Change Your Life
Can I just hallelujah! There’s finally a device that helps your sheets stay in place. Maybe I’m just a wild sleeper, but I somehow end up pulling my fitted sheet halfway off the bed more nights than not. These bed sheet fasteners are such a simple invention yet truly life-changing. With over 26,000 reviews, it seems that other Amazon users agree!
This Knife Rack Transformed My Kitchen
We have (and love) this knife rack – it’s freed up so much kitchen counter space since we got rid of the dusty old knife block. This one attaches simply to the wall, then you can just stick your knives up there – it keeps them cleaner and in sight, so you’ll always be able to clearly see which one you want to pull from your arsenal. We’ve also stuck a handy pair of kitchen scissors up there, which makes them easy to find since the kids can’t sneak away with them as easily! Oh, and it’s a great way to organize other spaces, from craft rooms to garages.
This Meat Tenderizer Injects Marinade Like a Boss
I’m always a fan of easy tricks that make my cooking better. This meat tenderizer injects marinade into your meat for the tenderest, most flavorful meal around. I love it since you can wait until the very last minute, like forgetful me often does, to marinate your meat and still get a fully infused marinade for deliciousness in every bite. You’ll also get a 40% faster cooking time, according to the manufacturers!
This Birdfeeder Attaches Directly to Your Window
The best part of having a birdfeeder is being visited by birds (duh). But this window-mounted feeder offers something even better: an up-close-and-personal view of your feathered friends! I just recently put mine on the window in my office and I can’t wait until my bird friends come to visit. I’m sure my cats will be excited too.
This Pantry Storage Set Streamlines Your Staples for a Neater Kitchen
One of the best things I’ve done in my kitchen lately is to transfer all my baking supplies to a pantry storage set. Every time I open that cabinet, I appreciate how inviting it looks and how easy it is to find exactly what I’m looking for. This set of 24 canisters (six each of four sizes) is an excellent value and gives a lot of versatility for storage. Includes chalkboard labels and a white chalk marker for easy customization!
This LED Bonsai Tree is a Delicate Decorative Light
I am very, very guilty of killing plants rather than growing them, which is why I bought this LED bonsai tree. Now when I’m in a video conference, people think I’m responsible enough to care for anything other than myself — which is not true. And not only does it look seriously real, but the flowers also light up once you plug it in, giving you a completely different ambiance that’s still incredibly cool.
This Cordless Vac Dupe For A High-End Brand
I am a die-hard Dyson fan, O.K.? So, it pains me to tell you about this cordless vac deal that is oh-so-reminiscent of my beloved Dyson V8, but I’m here for the people and I’m all about sharing the best deals I can find. This cordless vacuum is ultra-quiet and lightweight, with attachments that will help you get into all your home’s nooks and crannies. And it definitely does not come with the Dyson price tag.
This Ceramic Owl Holds Just About Anything (And Looks Good Doing It)
I was using an ugly, scratched metal canister to hold cooking utensils for ages until it finally occurred to me that I could upgrade to something nicer. A lot nicer. Like this ceramic owl utensil holder, which brings just the right degree of whimsy and color to my kitchen counter. It measures 7 inches high and 5 inches wide, so it’s a good size for a few key items like spatulas, a whisk, and my trusty wooden spoon. He’s also handy for holding all kinds of other knick knacks, from pencils to candy.
Show Off Your Bloomers With This Plant Stand
This Amazon find is an inexpensive bamboo plant stand that can hold up to six of your favorite flowers or plants — indoors or out. I’m a huge fan of finding ways to display all the cute things I can’t stop myself from buying, so even if you’re not a plant person this is still a great choice for adding some flair to a space.
The Perfect Skinny Storage for Any Room
Tell me I’m not alone: Small space, but there’s storage needed. Unfortunately, nothing quite fits … until now. I found this 10-tier narrow organizer quite by accident, but it has been a very happy surprise. It fits perfectly where I needed it to and can even be reduced in size by simply leaving off a tier or two (in case it’s too tall). And, no, I don’t use it for shoes, although I certainly have enough pairs to justify one of these.
This Avocado Slicer is Next Level Useful
Nothing sounds quite as good as avocado toast in the morning unless, of course, it’s avocado toast that someone else prepares for you. If you don’t have that luxury, you definitely need this three-in-one avocado slicer from OXO. You can easily split, pit, and slice avocados with one gadget while your bread toasts. Hey, don’t forget the everything bagel seasoning! You’re welcome.
Make Your House Smell Lovely with Essential Oils
Remember about five seconds ago when I said I had cats? Well sometimes they make my house smell a little less than perfect. If you’re like me and want to keep things fresh but you’re not a fan of chemical scents, this gorgeous essential oil diffuser may be the perfect solution. Not only does it mist lovely smells throughout your house, but it also has multiple LED colors and acts as a cute little lamp.
These Food Huggers Will Save You Money On Your Food Bills
For some reason, recipes I find never use a whole lemon, so I’ve got a naked half hanging out in my fridge and drying out quickly. These food huggers are a better way to save veggie and fruit halves if you’ve got a small appetite or are cooking for one or two people. They pop over the food to create an airtight seal, which means you don’t need to use any plastic wrap to keep things fresh. Over the year, I end up saving money because of these silicone miracles.
Make a Feature Wall Part of Your Decor With These Classy Frames
If you’re tired of your white walls, it may be time to spruce things up a little. These black picture frames offer the perfect mix of elegance and minimalism that will definitely elevate your home space. They’re also so affordable, but you would never know that just by looking at them. We won’t tell if you don’t.
This Chef’s Knife Will Have You Wondering Why You Didn’t Have One Sooner
What if I told you it was possible to find an affordable chef’s knife that cuts just as well as the expensive brands? Well today’s your lucky day, because here it is! This bad boy has five stars across the board from over 18,000 happy customers who love its razor sharpness (some have even posted pics of their bandaged fingers) and value. For under $20, you can’t go wrong.
This Bread Box Keeps Two Loaves Fresh
Growing up, I’d hear people say “bigger than a bread box,” but I had no idea what that meant since I’d never actually seen a bread box. It turns out, this is a real kitchen accessory that is actually darned useful! This bread box is not only a safe spot to store bread but also looks really cute sitting out on a kitchen counter or perched on a pantry shelf. Made of metal, the bread box holds two full loaves of bread (no plastic needed), so the bread stays fresh and doesn’t get squished.
Keep Your Closet from Smelling Musty With These Cedar Rings
Have you ever met one of those people who just smells amazing no matter what the circumstances? This might be their secret: cedar rings or balls in their clothes. Just pop one in a drawer or your closet, and all your clothes will smell like natural cedar. It’s such a cool way to keep your clothes from getting musty. I’m definitely trying it.
Get This Japanese Exfoliating Towel And Up Your Shower Game
I know, a towel in the shower seems counterintuitive. What will you use to dry off if your towel is wet? Hey, it’s not that kind of towel, alright? This is an exfoliating shower towel, a concept conceived in Japan, that lathers nicely to help your skin feel soft and squeaky clean. One reviewer has turned their back on traditional loofahs: “I honestly don’t think I’m going back to them loofah shower poof thingys. The day it does wear down on me, I will most certainly be buying another one.”
This Easy to Install Window Film Adds Instant Privacy To Your Windows
Love walking around naked, but want to save your neighbors from the embarrassment that you look way better than they do? Then grab this cling film. It makes your windows slightly opaque to block the view, plus it’ll even help filter out the sun’s hot UVA rays. And if you’ve got a noisy dog? Throw this up in their line of sight — it’ll keep them from barking at everything that walks by. Basically it’s great for any privacy needs you have.
Be Prepared for Holiday Dinners With The Libbey Selene 6-in-1 Glass Server
During the holiday season, one of my favorite things would be the food. Immaculate cakes, delectable pastries, and mouth-watering entrees. Everyone in my family makes a dish they specialize in to bring together a cornucopia we’re only able to see once a year. Because there is so much food, we need dishes that can keep it all fresh so that we can savor and enjoy it for several days after the holiday affairs conclude. That’s why the 6-in-1 multi-use glass bowl is perfect. Capable of being configured in several ways to fit your culinary needs, this can be used to store cakes, drinks, appetizers, and more. I’ve found it gets plenty of use throughout the year too.
This Novelty Tissue Box Holder Is Adorable
How cute is this tissue box holder that looks like a little house with tissue “smoke” coming out of the chimney? It makes a mundane box of Kleenex look like a piece of modern, minimalist, Scandi-inspired decor by just popping it over the top of the box! It’ll look right at home on your counter, shelves, or anywhere you need to store tissues.
This Gadget Slices The Time It Takes To Cut Bagels in Half
Slicing tomatoes, grapes, bagels, olives (and any other round, fiddly thing) gives me more grief than it should. It always feels slow and time-consuming, and I was honestly so over the effort it took to get a handful of grape tomatoes. This gadget to batch chop what I need is durable, easy, and its size is adjustable to what I’m cutting.
Keep All of Your Makeup Organized With This Cosmetic Organizer
For someone who doesn’t really wear a lot of makeup, I sure have a lot of it. So I obviously needed a place to store all of my goodies. I came across this cosmetic organizer thanks to Instagram, and it has been one of my favorite Amazon purchases. It helps me keep my eye shadows, mascaras, foundation, etc., organized all in one place for easy access. Plus, it’s not an eyesore on my counter.
Elevate Your Home Decor With Throw Pillows
If you’re looking to bring your home decor to the next level, you need these throw pillows. So soft and so stylish, these really added the perfect finishing touch to my home decor. Spruce up your couch or living room and create the perfect haven for yourself – you deserve it. No one can ever have too many throw pillows.
This Floor Pillow is the Perfect Reading Nook Decor
No, I swear it’s not another throw pillow. This is actually an amazing cover for a floor pillow. I love the mandala print on this floor pillow cover, which also comes in black, blue, and shades of red. This cover fits a 32-inch round pillow which you will have to buy separately, but can easily add to your cart on Amazon, too. (Peep the pillow insert here.) This is the ideal addition to a lonely corner in your house to make the perfect reading nook or hang-out spot for the kids.
These Puffer Fish Dryer Buddies are Cute and Save You Money Too
No need to buy fabric softener or dryer sheets again! These puffer fish dryer balls even let you have a little fun with your laundry. They help lower drying time, save energy, control static and soften fabrics naturally. And just look at them! How could you say no to those faces?
These Gardening Gloves Are Made of Breathable Bamboo
I just threw out last year’s canvas gloves in favor of this new pair of Bamboo Gloves. I love them! They’re thin enough that I can feel what I’m doing (and operate the touchscreen of my phone), but they’re sturdy enough to protect my skin from dirt and scratches. If you have any outdoor hobbies these will make your life so much better.
Be Your Own Barista With This Milk Frother
Who needs Starbucks when you can create your own coffeehouse drinks for a fraction of the price at home? This milk frother will help you get the right amount of foam for your cappuccinos, lattes, and more. One reviewer called it a “frothing miracle”: “Making my coffee is one thing, but to have frother make the foam I love while at home is amazing. … My coffee is better because of this one device.”
This Hair Styling Station Easily Hangs Over the Cabinet Door
If you have nothing going on this weekend and are looking for something that will be productive and relaxing, why not get your house as organized as possible? This Spectrum Diversified Grid Hair Styling Station offers the perfect solution to a problem that all women face: where the heck should I keep my hairdryer?! Every time I open my bathroom cabinet and see this thing I feel instantly more grown-up.
These Mixing Bowls With Lids are So Convenient
These mixing bowls with lids have all your kitchen and baking needs covered, hands down. I’m always a fan of making less mess, and these bowls let me prep something and pop it in the fridge without transferring to a new dish. “The best stainless steel bowls ever! Just flawless! The air-tight covers don’t even let liquids come out of it! After receiving my first bowl set, I bought three more sets to give as gifts! The colors are just beautiful! I highly recommend.” – April