It’s both a benefit and a drawback that we can do so much of our shopping online. Never again will we know the pleasure of going into Target for a tube of toothpaste and leaving with more than $100 spent, some of which went towards incredible new gadgets we didn’t even know we could ever need until we saw them. However, the sheer amount of choice on the internet can be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and compiled a list of genius gadgets you never knew you needed. And, the best par is that you can have each and every piece delivered to your door with the click of a button. You’ll thank us later.
Portable Blender – $34.99
Starting your day off with a homemade smoothie is always a good way to set your intentions for another 12 hours of healthy eating, but there are days when you just don’t have a chance to through a smoothie together before you head out. That’s where this portable smoothie maker comes in. With rechargeable batteries, you can throw together a wholesome drink in minutes, no matter where you are, making this the perfect tool for mothers and travelers alike.
Comfy Toes Mattress Warmer – $27.00
Nothing is worse than chronically cold toes in the winter. No matter how fluffy your slippers or how thick your socks, there are some days where your feet just won’t get warm, much to the detriment of the person who has to share a bed with you. However, this warming pad for your mattress will spell the end of cold feet, without making it so that the bed is too hot to bear.
Self-Watering Indoor Planter – $19.99
The smell of fresh herbs perfuming your kitchen is one of the more pleasant ways to live. Unfortunately, there’s a large segment of us who can’t manage to keep a plant alive, no matter how hard we try. That’s where these Mason Self-Watering Herbs pots come in. You can create a lush countertop garden that will water itself exactly the right amount, offering you an abundance of flavor, without the pitfalls that gardening usually entails.
Sunrise Alarm Clock – $49.99
Now that we live according to the whims of artificial lighting, many of us don’t realize just how important a role light plays in our sleep cycle and circadian rhythms. Of course, living in a city means tons of light pollution, even at night. The Phillips Sunrise Alarm Clock makes it so that you don’t have to choose between blackout curtains and a natural wake up. The light will gradually rise beginning a half an hour before the wake-up time set.
Humidifier With Water Bottle Adapter – $29.99
There’s nothing like the dry winter air to ruin your skin and your sinuses. Rather than suffering the effects of dehydrated skin, you can use a humidifier to infuse some much-needed moisture in the air. What makes this humidifier even more genius, however, is that it can convert any bottle of water into a humidifier. This way, you don’t have to worry about being parched every time you travel to cooler climates.
Indian Healing Clay – $10.95
You may have thought the biggest trend in skincare was sheet masks, but while those may be great for showing your commitment to hydration even while traveling, Indian Healing Clay is a real game changer. Made of pure Bentonite clay, an ingredient that’s used in many other skincare products. The magical clay helps suck all of the dirt out of your pores, drying out any blemish-causing gunk that may have gotten stuck in there.
Bamboo Air Purifier – $9.98
Nobody likes a smelly house, but sometimes, odors can be unavoidable. Rather than shelling out all of your hard earned cash for bulky ventilation systems, you can find cheap and efficient odor absorbers like this one. The Phaii absorbers are filled with activated charcoal made from bamboo, which is one of the most absorbent materials out there. The company sells two different sizes, which makes it possible to deodorize small spaces like a gym bag or car.
Insulated Bento Box – $39.50
Bento boxes are still catching on in the US, but now that these insulated varieties are available, we can predict that they’ll soon take over school cafeterias. Unlike a regular lunchbox, Bento boxes keep each dish separate until you’re ready to eat them. However, most of the boxes available were more like cute Tupperware boxes. These pull double duty and serve as both a storage container and an insulated lunch carrier all in one simple gadget.
Silicone Macaron Mat – $13.95
Colorful French macarons have been all the rage for the past couple of years, but getting those perfect little meringue rounds can be maddeningly difficult when you’re trying to make the on your own. If you don’t have expert piping skills, you can make the process of macaron baking just a little bit easier with a silicone macaron mat. This one is especially useful because you have a choice of circle size, while still being able to use it for other projects.
Countertop Composter -$18.99
The idea of letting your vegetable scraps decompose on your counter might not sound that appealing, especially when you think about the smell, but the Utopia Stainless Steal Countertop Compost bucket brings composting into the 21st century. The bucket itself seals tightly with a lid, keeping your compost safe, but this container takes it a step further. There’s also an activated charcoal filter in the lid, which will prevent your scraps from stinking up the house while it awaits transport to a bigger pile.
Greek Yogurt Maker – $31.99
Greek yogurt may be an excellent breakfast choice, but at several dollars per container, sometimes we start to wonder if it’s really worth the expense. Once we got our hands on this new Greek yogurt maker from Dash, there’s a chance we may never buy yogurt again. The machine is super small and light, meaning even those with limited space can use it. Within a matter of hours, you’ll have a large batch of yogurt to enjoy.
Whiteboard Stickers – $29.74
For those of you who have toddlers, you probably know the pain of blinking for half a second only to see that in that short amount of time, your kid has created a new masterpiece on the wall. Now you can save yourself the trouble of scrubbing crayon off the paint for the fifth time this week with these whiteboard stickers. You can turn any stretch of wall into a functioning whiteboard. Even better, Think Board offers these in various sizes.
Solar Powered Phone Battery Charger – $29.99
How humans managed to exist for so many thousands of years without the ability to be in constant communication with the world is baffling when we considered how tied we are to our phones. Woe be to the person who forgets to charge their spare battery pack before heading out for the day. Of course, this Solar Power charging pack mean you can have battery wherever you have sunlight. This particular model even includes a flashlight!
Mini Wifi Photo Printer – $59.99
Being able to take photos just about any time we want is one of the greatest features of living in the digital age, but when your life lives on the internet, your home can easily fall flat. Kodak wants to bring real pictures back into our lives, but without the hassle of a large amount of equipment. Their mobile printer is just barely bigger than your phone and will let you print pictures over wifi minutes after you’ve taken them.
Healing Hot Chocolate – $14.79
A cup of hot cocoa is always a soothing treat, but Four Sigmatic has proven itself to be one of the big innovators of the last year. Inspired by the healing properties of mushrooms, the founders of the company have worked to integrate their beneficial properties into a variety of products. Their most delicious is hands down their hot cocoa mix that’s infused with reiki mushrooms. With calming properties, it’s certainly a guilt-free treat.
Electric Wine Bottle Opener – $19.99
This is the best innovation in wine bottling opening since the rabbit debuted all those years ago. Rather than fighting with old corks and unstable corkscrews, you can let this electrical wine bottle opener do the job for you. It’s super simple to use and much safer than its predecessors. Even better, you won’t have to worry about cords getting in the way as you effortlessly pull the corks out of the bottle.
Shower Head Water Filter – $34.99
Say goodbye to hard water ruining your hair. Anyone who’s ever lived in a place with mineral-rich water knows just how much it can affect your hair and skin. Rather than shelling out for expensive products that won’t do anything to address the cause, you can buy a water filter for your shower filter. These are simple to install and make a world of difference on hair that’s had its fill of hard water for far too long.
Motion Activated Toilet Light – $13.98
Going to the bathroom in the middle of the night shouldn’t be a fear-inducing task, but it usually involves having to make a decision about just how much you want to wake up in order to end up in the right place. While regular nightlights can solve some of the problems, this motion-activated toilet light will save you the hassle of having to find a switch. Plus, it illuminates the toilet itself, rather than the wall.
Portable Oven – $44.95
For people who travel often, having a portable oven might be a useful tool. One might think that it would just be easier to eat out, but especially for people with strict dietary concerns, it’s more important to be able to prepare food on your own. This Hot Logic model is even better than an easy bake, as the lightweight container makes this a cinch to carry with you wherever you may be going, and can heat an entire meal.
Leak-Proof Thermos – $18.97
Put down your leaky Starbucks cup and order one of these thermoses instead. The two biggest annoyances that come with reusable hot cups are 1. how leaky they are and 2. how bad they are at actually keeping your drink warm. However, a leak-proof thermos is an absolute must if the vessel is any good at keeping your liquids at their optimal temperatures. We especially like this cute pink model. More importantly, though, it really works.
Countertop Air Fryer – $54.99
We have seen the future, and it definitely involves air fryers. While we admit that there are sometimes when only the greasiest of fried potatoes will suffice, for regular use, the air fryer is the number one kitchen appliance we didn’t know we needed. When frying with hot air in an enclosed space instead of with hot oil, you don’t have to worry about being burned by bubbling grease. The GoWise USA Air Fryer is also much easier to clean.
Pancake Printer – $256.86
As if brunch wasn’t exciting enough already, this computer powered pancake bot is probably one of the coolest pieces of technology we’ve ever seen. There’s no more worrying about ruining your pancakes upon flipping them. Plus, the bot makes it so that you don’t need to have any artistic expertise in order to have pancakes in creative shapes. Especially when you have picky children to feed, this pancake robot maker is definitely a must-have gadget.
Robotic Floor Sweeper – $28.88
Although we know that a tidy home equals a tidy mind, there really is nothing worse than coming home after a long day and scrubbing the floors. Luckily, this RoboMop Robotic Floor Sweeper will do the job, so you don’t have to. This automatic sweeper will make its way around your house and can do up to 1.5 hours of cleaning on full charge. All you need to do is sit back, relax, and watch the magic happen right before your eyes.
Automatic Pot Stirrer – $57.78
If you’re the kind of person that likes to cook up a storm in the kitchen, you’ll know that stirring can get pretty tedious. When making a sauce from scratch or simply making a family favorite, you have to continuously stir your pot and keep it moving. However, unless you go to the gym and work your arms every single day, there’s no way anyone can do this. That’s why the SAKI Automatic Pot Mixer Auto-Stirrer will be your new best friend.
Bluetooth Smart Lock – $59.97
With so many things to take care of and keep safe in our lives, we just have too many passwords and combinations to remember. We have keys, we have numbers, we have facial recognition, and everything seems way too complicated. Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be that way. The Bluetooth Smart Lock keeps your belongings safe while making them easier than ever to access. All you need is your cell phone, and a Bluetooth connection. With this, you can open up the padlock within seconds.
Drink Savers Bottle Caps – $11.95
There’s nothing better than settling down on the couch with a cold one, but have you ever had a little post-work nap and completely forgotten about your open bottle? When drinks are left out in the open, they go flat and stale, and most of the time you just chuck it down the drain. But what if you didn’t have to do that? The Drink Savers Bottle Caps allow you to cover your bottles to keep your drink fresh.
Travel Foot Rest
Traveling can be a tiring business, even though you’re sat down for the majority of it. Being cooped up on uncomfortable chairs and stuck between two complete strangers can often make you feel as though you have no room. As if that wasn’t enough, you may find yourself with leg and joint pain because you can’t give your body the stretch it deserves. If this is you, you might find yourself benefitting from the Travel Foot Rest Hammock.
Mug Warmer & Mug Set – $49.99
When you’re at work, having a hot coffee or tea by your side is a must. The smell and the taste of the caffeine keeps you going, and it gives you a little respite from a busy day in the office. Yet, these hot drinks can quickly get cold if you don’t drink them fast enough. Instead of letting the coffee flow down the drain or popping it back in the microwave to warm up, you can simply use this COSORI Coffee Mug Warmer.
Digital Tape Measure $30.80
If you like to think of yourself as a dab hand at DIY, you’re probably an expert at using a tape measure. Yet, with a few lines and numbers, it’s often hard to get an accurate reading on these things. Instead of hoping for the best, this eTape16 Digital Tape Measure can give you a specific reading without all of the extra fuss. This way, you can make sure your new couch actually fits through your front door…
Himalayan Salt Night Light – $13.99
Himalayan salt has often been recognized for its purifying properties, and many people swear by it for removing toxins for the air and looking pretty in the corner of their room. However, if you don’t have the space for a giant salt lamp in your room, this night light may do the trick. The Unilamp Salt Lamp plugs into a normal outlet and provides a soft and purifying light for those who need a bit of extra support during the night.
Bluetooth Headphones – $45.99
There are some people in this world who struggle to do anything without music in the background. They find the silence deafening, and they attach themselves to headphones to combat this. Unfortunately, the wires of these headphones get tangled around anything and everything, and they can be difficult to manage if you’re running or constantly on the go. That’s why these TaoTronics Bluetooth Headphones will be your new best friend. There are no wires involved with these headphones.
Dog Towel and Dryer – $78.95
If you have a dog, you’ll know that washing and drying them can be a challenge. Most dogs do not want to get in the bath, and drying them is even more difficult. They shake all over the place, and they leave puddles wherever they go. But what if you could stop this from happening? The Dog Gone Smart Pet Products Zip and Dri Drier wraps up your dog and dries them quicker than most other towels on the market.
Sushi Roller – $12.99
There’s a reason sushi masters need to spend upwards of a decade perfecting the art of sushi. As simple as it may look, rolling sushi is anything but. The Sushi Bazooka not only has a fun name, but it actually turns sushi into a simple meal. Sushi parties are always fun for their interactive quality, but the Bazooka only makes them better since there’s no stress about rolling the sushi tight enough or well enough.
Automatic Ice Cream Maker – $82.99
There’s a good reason we all scream for ice cream. It’s one of the most delicious desserts known to man. However, there’s no reason that homemade ice cream should be inaccessible to the average person. With this Cuisinart automatic ice cream maker, there’s no need to spend all of your energy trying to get out a measly pint. There’s also no need to remember to freeze the bowl, this little gadget does all of the work for you.
Mason Jar Fermentation Kit – $49.99
We may live in an age where it’s easy to find almost anything we want prepackaged and delivered to our own door, but that’s what makes it so satisfying to put the effort in to create our own fermented vegetables. Masontops Fermentation Kit makes it even easier by giving you all the tools you need to safely ferment a wide variety of vegetables, minus the jars themselves. You’ll never let vegetables go bad again!