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Updated 10 hours ago. Posted on Aug 15, 2020

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A 3D effect essential oil diffusing LED light that’s waterless and changes into seven different colors. This stellar little diffusing light is sure to smell like a statement-making sensation.,

Promising review: “This is a gorgeous oil diffuser! I purchased this and I LOVE it! It’s so beautiful, I get countless compliments on it, and several friends have now purchased their own. It looks expensive, not cheap or cheesy. You won’t be disappointed!” —Brooks Family

Get it from Amazon for $39.97+ (available in four styles).


A brilliant AeroGarden with a look so sleek, it’ll definitely give your counter some serious ~herb~ appeal.


Promising review: “I’m very impressed with this product! It really works and is even more effortless than I thought. You literally just add water, nutrients and let it go! It hasn’t lost any water and I’ve only had to add nutrients once (remember to shake the bottle). I’m going on 15 days and I already have dill I can use and about 10 leafs on the basil plant! The parsley is just now starting to come up, but it takes a little longer to germinate. Having grown herbs from seed the usual way, I’m absolutely amazed at how fast they grow in this contraption!” —The Rolling Rook

Get it from Amazon for $70.86.


A beauty fridge – it’s gonna keep your lotions and potions so comfortably cool you’re gonna throw a ~cow~ when you go on vacation and can’t enjoy the luxury of this little item.

Urban Outfitters

Promising review: “Uh… okay! I thought this might be a silly addition to my beauty routine until I tried it! I love applying cool drops to my eyes and cool serum to my face every morning and night. It has plenty of space for beauty products. Highly recommend. This is everything I didn’t know I needed.” —Abbaygrace

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $59.95 (available in five colors).


A pressure shower for when camping gets gross and all you want is a shower, but singing “Rain on me!” at the sky doesn’t seem to work.


This uses a foot pump to provide pressurized flow and has enough space for around seven minutes of streaming water pressure after a full pump. It includes a carrying case and a seven-foot hose. For warmer water, place it directly in the sunlight.

Promising review: “I grabbed this last minute before a long road trip/camping adventure and I’m so glad I did. It’s a very high quality, well made unit. Super easy to fill through the funnel shaped opening/valve at the top. It only takes a few pumps to pressurize the tank (and a few more every minute or so to keep it up) and provides decent water pressure. It’s no pressure washer, but plenty to get wet, rinse off soap/shampoo, and clean some dishes. It held enough water for two quick showers. Leaving the tank in the sun should get it pretty warm, but we were at a shady spot so our showers were chilly.” —David Platt

Get it from Backcountry for $99.95.


A digital touch-screen photo frame that’ll be a ~picture~ perfect way to connect with your family and see what everyone is up to, without having to keep up on the family group chats.

Skylight Frame

This Wi-Fi connected photo frame comes with instructions for setting up a unique Skylight email account which is linked to the device. Any images (JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF) sent to the email will show up on the screen. It has 8GB of storage (enough for 8000+ photos).

Get it from Skylight Frame for $159.


A floating globe for when your home decor needs a little lift.


Promising review: “This is a great light and conversation piece. It made a wonderful present for a teenager’s birthday.” —Donna L. Abraham

Get it from Amazon for $41.50.


A collapsible water bottle you can roll up and stow away when you’re focused on staying hydrated, but also focused on carrying a reasonably sized bag., Amazon

Promising review: “I got this for my upcoming hiking trip and love the quality and ease with which this can be collapsed and stored. I’m also excited to bring this on my next trip to the airport, as it will save me $7 (the average cost of a water bottle at the airport)! It’s easy to fill at a water fountain by the gate. Love this whole concept!” —Laurie Cook

Get it from Amazon for $21.95 (available in seven colors).


A strawberry slicer that’ll cut perfect strawberry slices in one step and make prepping your favorite fruit ~berry~ easy.

Williams Sonoma

Promising review: “I love it! I also use mine for mushrooms and a few other items – multiple times we have had guests over and they asked where they can get one.” —Tamra

Get it from Williams Sonoma for $9.99.


A custom night guard – it’s gonna save your smile if trying to fall asleep after dealing with the daily grind has got you grinding your teeth every night.


This at-home impression kit lets you get an affordable, custom mouth guard without having to go to the dentist (or pay the price to get one from the dentist). Just follow the instructions, create your impression, and send it off to Remi. They’ll create your new night guard out of dental-grade materials and send it back to you!

Promising review: “I rarely, if ever, leave a review for a product I buy off Amazon but think this one is definitely warranted. I grind my teeth pretty badly when I sleep but haven’t wanted to spend a lot of money with my dentist to get a night guard. At the same time, I haven’t been able to find an affordable alternative even after periodically searching online. The most recent time I searched I came across these guys and decided to give it a shot. Wow! I’m so glad I did. The impressions were super easy and the night guard I received back fit like a glove. I used to get headaches from my teeth grinding which have went away since using this night guard. I’m so happy I gave it a shot and it’s honestly been a life saver.” —Peter Saul

Get it from Amazon for $89.


A neck hammock you can attach to your door to give your neck the solid stretch it deserves/needs. Perk up your posture and get rid of neck and shoulder pain while you’re at it!


Promising review: “My husband suffers from chronic neck and back pain from his job so I decided to buy him a neck hammock to see if it would help him. This is made of quality material. My husband tried it out and he immediately felt relief from the tension on his neck and back. He said there was like an instant pull/stretch going down from his neck to his back and it felt SO GOOD!!!! It felt so good he said he could fall asleep there! LOL. I would recommend this for anyone who has neck and back problems.” —iluvsasa

Get it from Amazon for $16.48.


A light saber umbrella that changes colors, allowing you to decide if you’re leaning toward the light or feel forced to choose the dark side on a cloudy day.


This requires three AAA batteries, not included.

Promising review: “This is the most fantastic umbrella ever! I’m very glad I bought it. It’s very durable, even in high winds. It slides open very smoothly and doesn’t catch when I’m taking it down. The carrying case is very helpful and allows you to have your hands free when not in use. It can cycle through all of the colors constantly, or it can stay on just one. It has the options of red, green, blue, purple and white. There’s also an LED flashlight on the bottom of the handle. It takes three AAA batteries and they seem to last quite a while. The lights are bright enough to see even during the day time. I was very surprised and pleased at the quality and durability. A great buy.” —SM

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five colors).


A flameless plasma arc lighter with an extended handle that’s sure to make lighting candles, grills, and fireplaces far easier. This really is the perfect ~match~ for anyone who always needs a little light.


Promising review: “I love this lighter and will buy it as a gift for MANY MANY people. What a fabulous gift this makes with a small candle and a special message! I keep two of them at home in different parts of the house. Just using it is FUN! The packaging is classy/classic and amazing. The shipping was prompt and the lighters arrived in perfect condition for my use. You will NOT be disappointed.” —Sbarabara

Get it from Amazon for $19.95.


A sleek LED alarm clock that, bless its heart, gives and gives. It has BlueTooth speakers, a USB port, a light dimmer, and it’ll even charge your phone wirelessly on its grippy charging deck.


The wireless charging pad works with the iPhone X/XS/XR, iPad, Galaxy S9, S10, Note 9 and any Qi-compatible device.

Promising review: “I really like the small footprint and wireless charging. This works well even with the case on my phone. The grip surface prevents vibration or accidental phone drops. Selectable brightness makes the clock easy to read. Bonus USB port on the back is a nice feature too. Sound quality is more than adequate for an alarm clock. So far very happy with the purchase.” —Mark

Get it from Amazon for $46.41+ (available in three colors).


A splurge-worthy impulse pick, the Samsung Frame, that’s sure to revolutionize our binge-watching world – a hidden TV this beautiful deserves to be stared at all day.


Promising review: “This is a beautiful TV – a little more formal for our living room. We have enjoyed the art reproductions on the screen as well as the superior picture! The colors pop on this screen. The frame gives a streamlined look. One nice surprise is that the sound is actually perfect! After spending so much on the TV, we did not need a sound bar! Yay!” —Susan

Get it from Amazon for $847.99+ (available in four colors and sizes).


A pair of bluetooth glasses which might not be the most practical gadget under the sun, but are sure gonna look stellar under the moon.


These glasses connect with your Android or iPhone. Once installed, you can save up to five messages. The glasses will respond to music and light up with the beat, or you can control them yourself to display exactly what you want seen. Batteries are included, and should last you up to eight hours before needing to be charged.

Get them from Amazon for $64.


A car headrest pillow to save your neck from the awkward nap angles you usually end up in during long road trips. Don’t let neck pain put a kink in your future travel plans!


Promising review: “I almost dozed off the first time I tested it in the driveway, lol. It was easy to install and adjustable for a 6-foot-3-inch adult all the way down to a small child very easily. It took me less than 10 minutes to unbox and set it up perfectly with all adjustments” —Edward

Get it from Amazon for $39.90 (available in two colors).


Or an inflatable couch for anyone who is eqaul parts outdoor adventurer *and* sleepy couch potato.


To inflate, open the zipper end wide and spin/turn to fill it with air. Then close it up. It’s that easy!

Promising review: “I bought this as a gift for my girlfriend. We both liked it so much we got a second one! We both enjoy hammocking but sometimes there are no trees close by so this gives a very similar comfort level for outdoor reading or naps. I definitely recommend getting this product.” —Jonah Hohner

Get it from Amazon for $41.90 (available in 12 colors).


A brown sugar keeper – a practical kitchen gadget that’ll keep brown sugar soft, making everything you bake seem especially sweet.

The Container Store

To use, soak the terra cotta disc with water, place it back on the lid, and seal it closed. This keeps juuust enough moisture around to keep brown sugar soft!

Promising review:I was gifted with one of these amazing little storage containers and now my brown sugar, which had dried out and hardened up, is loose and naturally moist. I don’t use a lot of brown sugar and I am so glad to not have to buy new brown sugar on the occasions I do need a bit. No more waste, and the size and shape fits perfectly in my pantry with my other dry goods. I plan to buy all of my friends one for their birthdays! This is my new favorite thing.” —practicalCindy

Get it from The Container Store for $11.24.


A pack of four self-closing outlets to make your baby-proofed place look way less baby-proofed, even though they’re extra safe!


Promising review: “We have been behind the curve on babyproofing and bought a big pack of the plastic two-prong outlet covers. My kiddo is determined to stick anything and everything he can into outlets and wants so badly to peel the individual outlet covers off. I bought a four-pack of these covers and they are AMAZING! They’re easy to install (just don’t forget the little plastic spacer between the actual bare outlet and the back of the cover) and SO MUCH BETTER than the cheap plastic covers. For the outlets that were the kiddo’s ‘favorites’ to try to bust into, these are SO GOOD. The amount of force needed to slide the plate over to use is more than a toddler can muster, but not hard for an adult. It’s very easy to plug things in, and take them out, but the baby doesn’t even mess with these outlets anymore because the thrill of death is beyond his tiny finger strength. Installing a few of these in high kid-traffic areas has been WELL worth it! Thanks for a great product.” —Katie Ackerman

Get them from Amazon for $10.99.


A seat filler, because you’ve had too many disasters strike at the drive-through…you need something that’s sure to save future french fries from certain doom.


This product has over 6,000 five-star reviews!

Promising review: “I have to admit, my expectations weren’t very high. I thought it was more of a joke when my husband got this for me for Christmas. Little did I realize, it would be one of my favorite gadgets ever! I don’t know if I realized just how many things went missing in my seat gap. It has really saved a lot of things from disappearing into that black hole. It was easy enough to fit into my car and it’s soft! It’s just like an extension of my seat, except it fits every curve of my seat! There really isn’t another product that compares to this. That’s why I gave it five stars!” —Tessa Forbes

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.


A hideaway plunger that’ll help you hide the grossest part of necessary bathroom tools and pretend it doesn’t exist, until you really need it.


Promising review: “I have two of these in my home and the plunger works as a plunger should. That is enough discussion of that. The coolest part is the holder. I like having a plunger at the ready for those moments when it is necessary but prefer not to set them directly on the floor, nor do I want to see them, so the holder is perfect. As I lift the weight of the plunger up, the caddy opens and stays open until I place the plunger back in, then it closes and my plunger is out of sight. Yay!!!” —Jill P.

Get it from Amazon for $34.37.


A fabric defuzzer sure to clean up sweaters, sofas, and other aging fabrics that have been a real ~pill~ lately.

Promising review: “I didn’t think it through when I threw some dark shirts and sweaters in the wash with a couple of light towels. They came out with all those fuzzies. I ordered one of these based on the price and customer reviews and I can see why this is rated so high. Since it’s so portable, I just sat on the couch and shaved two shirts and a pair of cottony exercise pants while watching tv. I probably would have never worn these items (at least not outside the house!) again if it wasn’t for this great little gadget.” —Paula Nelson

Get it from Amazon for $12.99 (available in six colors).


A relaxing and efficient scalp massager – it’s gonna be a massive upgrade from your typical shower for your scalp, hair, and mental health.


I own this and wrote a review about how it is the self care I didn’t know I needed, which is the honest truth.

Promising review: “Holy smokes…one use and I am hooked! I used this with my favorite co-wash and it felt incredible! I occasionally suffer from dandruff/buildup on my scalp, which is why I purchased this tool, and I will be using it every time I shampoo/co-wash.” —Zauberwald

Get it from Amazon for $23.75 (available in two colors).


And an overflow cap to help you soak in a bath that’s filled to the brim.


Promising review: “Baths have changed for me forever now! I can actually FILL THE TUB and not hear that dreaded sound of half my water (and my expensive magnesium flakes, essential oils, organic bubble baths, and other fancy therapeutic ingredients) tragically vanishing down the drain. If you’re a larger person trying to fit in a smaller tub, especially, you know…THE STRUGGLE IS REAL. Now I can take more baths and enjoy more warm coziness. All because of this little bit of silicone!” —anonymous

Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in four colors).


A magnetic blind cord holder you can place nice and high to keep window cords out of your children and fur babies.


Promising review: “I have 30 blinds in my house and, with a toddler and three cats, this makes for a lot of nuisances and potential dangers. I have installed these cord packs throughout the house and, while it was an initial investment, I am so glad I did. They look great, they do not impede our ability to open or close the blind quickly, they are easy to remove if I move or no longer need them, and most importantly, they keep the cords out of reach of curious kids and cats. I had one issue with a couple magnets and contacted the manufacturer, and received a replacement pronto. The person I communicated with was nice too (not a given)! I wholly recommend this product.” —CK

Get it from Amazon for $13.99.


A pack of corner guards to make sharp surfaces safe while still letting your style stay sharp.


Promising review: “I needed this product to baby proof my house for our 6-month-old as he is going to stand and walk soon. This protects us too from getting hurt from the corners. I have a desk in my living room that has sharp corners and a dining table with sharp corners. These corner protectors were easy to install. There’s a small adhesive sticker that you place inside the corner protectors before sticking them to the corners. When I applied them, they stuck immediately. I was surprised by how unnoticeable they were on the corners of my desk.” —Tushar

Get it from Amazon for $8.49.


A pair of color-changing LED faucet lights that are gonna light up your life every time you turn on your water.


These lights use a built-in generator, so no need to worry about batteries or electricity! Each light has three colors that will change depending on the temperature of the water being used.

Promising review: “Love love these LED lights. It’s very easy to set up, the price is right ,and it’s durable. I bought these lights over 2 months ago and they are still working. When the kitchen lights are off and the faucet is on it brightens up the entire kitchen sink. I love that it changes colors when the temperature changes, that makes it easier and safer for the kids to know when the temperature is hot or cold. I would buy these again in a heart beat” —Judean C.

Get them from Amazon for $17.99 and get a shower head version for $29.99.


A Wallet Ninja to open boxes, peel fruit, screw in basically anything, and get the job done without a toolbox in sight.


Promising review: “I purchased this for the man who has everything he could ever want, my father, for Christmas. He is constantly breaking his glasses and cant seem to find the eyeglass screwdriver. This is perfect, he knows exactly where it is all the time. It fits perfect in his wallet. The box opener and screw driver were very helpful with other presents that were received. This became a big hit that all the guys had to pass around the check out. I even used it for the bottle opener. It is surprisingly strong for how thin it is (it is just like a credit card). I highly recommend this item for everyone. It is so convenient and works great.” —Hannah

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.


A battery organizer so you can dump out that junk drawer and organize your batteries to your tender A-type heart’s content.


This holds 82 batteries of varying sizes and has a removable battery tester.

Promising review: “We have forever kept spare batteries in sandwich baggies in a kitchen junk drawer for quick convenience. The bags would always come open and scatter batteries or tear. One day, I decided to reorganize — I found this on Amazon and decided to give it a try. It was a major step in reorganizing my junk drawer! I also discovered that I had five dead batteries stored for use. How wonderful was that? Now I’ll never replace a dead battery with another dead battery. I love things that help me stay organized and this is a huge plus.” —FergFam

Get it from Amazon for $14.89.


A gentle gel and light teeth whitening system for anyone who wants shiny, white teeth without the sensitivity. Sounds like a ~bright~ idea to me!


The kit includes the whitening light, mouth guard, and two gel syringes with enough product for 20 whitening sessions. You can also get gel refills to keep your pearly whites pearly for good!

Promising review: “I won’t lie, I was a but skeptical, but all the reviews made me want to give it a shot. I tried it right away after receiving it in the mail. I drink coffee every day, so I wasn’t expecting a miracle. However, after just one use, I have visible difference. I am absolutely impressed!! I highly recommend this product. Oh…and my gums didn’t hurt at all!!!” —Heidib1313

Get it from Amazon for $48.95.


A gentle critter catcher to use if you prefer to catch and release helpful arachnids and other (kinda cute) creepy crawlies.


Promising review: “I have great difficulty killing any living creature (with the exception of mosquitoes and bald face hornets). My removal technique has always involved coaxing the critter into a plastic container so I can release them outside. Now that I have this, removal of the crawlies has never been easier! This is a simple, quick, and fun way to remove insects and arachnids from my home. I love it and highly recommend it!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in five colors).


A Thaw Claw so you can thaw your frozen foods in far less time and save the day when you don’t remember to unthaw your chicken until after your hungry stomach starts rumbling., Amazon

This simple thawing claw suction cups to the bottom of your sink. You just stick it on, fill the sink up, and place your frozen meat underneath the claw – it’ll keep everything submerged evenly underwater and thaw that piece of meat far faster.

Promising review: “This thing has been a life saver. I use it any time I need to thaw meat and forget about it until right before dinner (unfortunately, I do this often). Meat that would normally take hours to completely thaw takes about 30 minutes. I’m super glad I purchased this.” —Samantha Rodriguez

Get it from Amazon for $10.95+ (available in four colors).


A pair of herb scissors that’ll ~cut~ your meal prep time in half.


Promising review: “I like to grow herbs and use them in salads, soups, and many other recipes. I received these as a birthday gift and I can’t believe how fast and easy it is to cut up cilantro, basil, parsley, lovage, etc. My husband tried them today too for the first time while making guacamole, and found that slicing the cilantro went very quickly. The storage case-cleaner is very efficiently designed too. I ordered four of these sets to give as gifts.” —Lucille P. Narawa

Get them from Amazon for $15.49.


A clip-on bag light, so you won’t have to waste away the day searching through the black pit that is your backpack.


This light is motion-activated and includes batteries.

Promising review: “I got this as a present for my mom and she loved it! She always carries a big purse and has problems finding stuff inside it. She’s able to clip this light inside and it lights up her purse so she can see what she’s looking for! Being motion activated comes in very handy! She now has both hands free instead of holding a light in one hand while searching with the other.” —Jennifer K Townsend

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


A touch-up painter sure to save you time and money when you need to quickly paint over the place your kids made a masterpiece on the wall.


Promising review: “I had one of these that I purchased five years ago and filled it when I painted our living room back then. Skip ahead to this spring and I had to fill some large holes when we moved our TV. The paint, five years later, still matched and hadn’t separated. It was great. It covered everything and you couldn’t even tell. I am going to have one of these every time I paint a room. It sure beats trying to handle big gallon cans, stirring, etc. for a five-inch touch up job.” —Jimbo

Get it from Amazon for $12.99.


A USB cord bracelet great for vacations or for anyone who seems to need a charge at a moment’s notice.


This specific bracelet is compatible with Apple, but you can also get one for Samsung products.

Promising review: “I usually have every sort of cable that I could possibly need when I’m at work, but I don’t usually carry one on my person when I’m elsewhere. It looks sharp, and isn’t obviously a cable, but its always available should you need it. One thing I have found is that the cable is compatible with Apple Carplay, and when plugged into a computer will function like a default Apple cable. I am incredibly happy with it and would recommend it to anyone who might ask.” —Patt Duffy

Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in three styles).


And finally, a runaway alarm clock that’ll play music and run around the bedroom until you wake up and grab it – this thing will have you up and ~on a roll~ in no time!

Includes four AA batteries.

Promising review: “This is the most amazing ALARM clock EVER!! I have had trouble for years waking up on time, but not any more thanks to this alarm clock!! You can’t help but jump out of bed to the alien sounds and runaway movements of the clock. It’s annoying at 5am BUT it does what it’s supposed to do…WAKE YOU UP!! I will never live without this clock!!!” —MC Florida

Get it from Amazon for $39.99+ (available in seven colors).

The very real problem I face after getting all these rad gadgets and gizmos:


Reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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