30 of the Handy Gadgets I Bought on Amazon

Hi, I'm Emily! I'm a wife, a mother of a toddler, and a total Amazon addict. Sure, I buy the typical stuff, like giant tubs of laundry detergent and 500 packs of diapers, but I also love scouring Amazon for weird, handy gadgets that make my life easier (and more fun). If you're a fan of nifty gadgets too, you've come to the right place. These are 30 of my favorite gadgets of all time.

From a pirate-shaped bottle opener to a water bottle with an infusion rod, these are the 30 best gadgets on Amazon.com. If you've got annoying problems, these products have got the perfect solutions.

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This Black Light Flashlight that's VERY Illuminating

If you've ever wanted to take an extremely close look at what's actually all over your house, this ESCO LITE Black Light UV Flashlight will tell you more than you probably want to know. I bought this out of morbid fascination and now I can't stop using it.

This De-Shedding Tool that's a Must for Pet Owners

I have a cranky tabby cat who basically sheds her own weight in fur every day. In an effort to cut down on her shedding I bought this FURminator for Cats, deShedding Tool for Cats. It's made a huge difference in the amount of hair in our house and she loves getting a kitty massage every day.

This Jewelry Cleaning Pen that's Super Convenient

My wedding ring has been looking a bit dull lately, so I bought this CONNOISSEURS 1050 Diamond Dazzle Stik to restore it to its former glory. It's the cleanest it's ever been and possibly even shinier than the day my husband proposed. I love how portable it is, too.

These Special Glasses that Block Blue Light

I write for a living, so I spend hours upon hours staring at my computer screen. These J+S Vision Blue Light Shield Computer Reading/Gaming Glasses help to prevent eye strain and keep me from getting headaches at the end of a long workday. Plus, they make me look super 10 times smarter.

These Bicycle Lights that Light Up the Night

My husband and I are avid bikers, so when I stumbled upon these Activ Life LED Bike Wheel Lights I knew I had to have them. They fit securely to our bike wheels so we stay illuminated at night and come in a ton of cool colors. They also have a "flashing" mode for maximum visibility.

This Clear Teapot that Has a Unique Feature

When I was pregnant with my son, swapping out coffee for tea was a challenge. This Adagio Teas ingenuiTEA Bottom-Dispensing Teapot was the only thing that made it tolerable. The bottom-dispensing design allows me to brew and serve my tea in one easy step. I love this thing!

This Cute Little Bear that Keeps Sugar Soft

I've been baking a lot recently, and I'm always annoyed when I pull out my brown sugar only to realize that it's turned into a rock hard block. This Brown Sugar Bear Original Sugar Saver and Softener is a cute little bear that keeps my sugar soft for up to six months.

This Neck Pillow that Makes Traveling Less Awful

As a freelance writer, I can work from anywhere, so I try to travel as much as possible. This BCOZZY Chin Supporting Travel Neck Pillow is the one item I won't leave home without. It allows me to sleep on a plane or train and is easy to throw into a suitcase.

This Portable Fan that Keeps You Cool On-The-Go

My husband is constantly hot and I'm always freezing, so last Christmas I bought him this O2COOL 2 Pack Deluxe Necklace Fan With Adjustable Lanyard basically as a joke. But he actually uses it all the time! It's even helped us cut back on our energy bills.

This Folding Lamp that Saves Your Eyes

This Foldable LED Desk Lamp Rechargeable USB Table Light is a nifty gadget that everyone who works at home needs in their office. The foldable design makes it super portable, and the three brightness settings allow me to customize my light and reduce eye strain.

This Strawberry Slicer that's Simple Yet Ingenius

I have a slight obsession with strawberries, and try to eat them with every meal. This Chef'n Hand-Held Slicer Strawberry Slicester slices my favorite fruit perfectly in just one quick motion and is ridiculously fun to use. I use this thing all summer long!

This Scrub Daddy that Puts All Other Sponges to Shame

If you're like me and think sponges are gross, meet your new kitchen BFF: the Scrub Daddy. The odor-resistant construction keeps it from getting that terrible mildewy smell that traditional sponges get. It also easily removes stuck-on food without scratching your dishes, silverware, or glassware.

These Silicone Twist Ties that I Use All Over My House

These TwistieMag Strong Magnetic Silicone Twist Ties are the perfect combination of simplicity and brilliance. They're made of strong silicone so they won't break easily, and the magnetic ends keep them secure. I keep buying more of these things because I keep thinking up more and more uses!

This Magnetic Wristband that's Great For DIY Projects

My husband and I have been trying to become handier so we can fix stuff around our house without having to call in a professional. I bought us each one of these Magnetic Wristbands, which allow us to hold onto smaller items like screws and nails and keep tools right where we need them.

This Kitchen Gadget that Cooks Eggs a Whole New Way

Allow me to blow your mind for a minute: this Chef Buddy Cooking Utensil allows you to make eggs in the microwave. That's right. No more having to dirty a pan and spending 10 minutes at the stove. Just crack an egg in the little cup and let the microwave do the rest. I was skeptical at first, but now I'm a total believer.

This Broom and Dustpan Set that's Adorably Tiny

How cute is this little Home-X Mini Broom and Dustpan Set?! I mostly bought it because I liked how it looked but have been surprised by how often I've used it. I keep it in my kitchen and sweep up all the food my toddler has thrown onto the floor during meals. Unfortunately, this item is unavailable at present but we have found you a similar setthat we think you will also like.

This Pancake Dispenser that's Mess-Free

I have a 16-month-old son, so whenever I can figure out new ways to cut down on mess I get very excited. That's where this Pancake & Cupcake Batter Dispenser comes in. It dispenses the perfect amount of batter directly onto my skillet so it doesn't make a sticky mess all over my countertops.

This Bottle Opener that's Yer Wine's First Mate

My husband and I have a rule: whenever we use this Suck UK Legless Pirate Beer Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener Keychain we have to talk like a pirate the entire time we're drinking our wine. Yes, it's stupid, but it's also really fun. If you enjoy goofy gadgets that also have an important function, you need this thing.

This Hammock that You Can Hang Anywhere

I'm a big fan of hammocks. Is there anything better than lounging in a hammock with a good book and a hot mug of coffee? This Bear Butt Hammocks - Camping Hammock for Outdoors, Backpacking & Camping Gear is always included in my camping backpack and I use it as often as possible.

This Hand Warmer that's a Winter Essential

I live in Wisconsin, and winters here are brutal. Last year I decided to invest in some hand warmers and found these Jomst Hand Warmers. They're rechargeable, extremely portable, and even charge your phone! How did I survive without these things all these years?!

This Eelctric Peeler that Makes Thanksgiving Possible

This Starfrit Electric Rotato Express in Black is perfect for lazy cooks like me. I use it every year on Thanksgiving when I don't have time to peel a million potatoes. I've also used it for eggplants and apples and it worked like a charm.

This Shampoo Brush that Saved My Itchy Scalp

Here's a gross fact about my: my scalp is constantly itchy. Or, rather, it used to be before I bought this Hair Scalp Massager Shampoo Brush, MAXSOFT Scalp Care Brush. It massages my shampoo into my hair and scalp and removes build-up and dandruff in one easy step. Bonus: it's under $10 bucks!

This Foot Cleaning Brush that Feels Amazing

This Shower Foot Massager Scrubber & Cleaner is one of my favorite things that I've ever bought on Amazon. And that's impressive because I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. It suctions securely to my shower and gives me a mini foot massage while I scrub my feet. It feels great and is way safer than bending over in a slippery tub.

This Ice Cream Scoop that Will Make You Scream (With Delight)

I love this ice cream scoop. I love it SO. DARN. MUCH. It has a cool design that allows you to seamlessly transfer your ice cream to your bowl with the clever separating design. I've also used it as a cookie scoop and my cookies turned out perfectly sized. Have I mentioned that I love this scoop?

This Can Opener that I Recommend to Everyone

Hey, look! Another cool kitchen tool! Sure, this OXO Good Grips Smooth Edge Can Opener just looks like an ordinary can opener, and it basically is. But it has a unique feature that leaves the lids of your cans smooth instead of sharp and jagged. Plus, it's really easy to use and made from high-quality materials.

This Kitchen Gadget Set that's Great for Small Spaces

I have a tiny kitchen with limited drawer space, so finding room for all of my stuff is a constant struggle. This PortoFino Kitchen Gadget Set is a great solution to this tricky problem. It includes five different gadgets that lay flat so they easily fit in my utensil organizer. How smart is that?!

This Phone Holder that Looks Downright Creepy

I love anything creepy. I'm true crime obsessed, am crazy about horror movies, and look forward to Halloween all year long. That's why this Rienar Universal Multi-Function Portable Spider Flexible Grip Holder for Smartphones and Tablets is right up my alley. It holds my phone in a million different ways and looks like a giant spider!

This Spice Rack that Makes Me Look Fancy

A while back I was at a friend's house and saw that she had this RSVP Spice Rack with Glass Spice Tube Set. I was immediately impressed and bought the exact same one the minute I got home. Not only does it keep my spices fresh, but it also looks amazing on my countertop.

This Cosmetic Bag that's Made For the Un-Organized

I'm not a naturally organized person, and my makeup bag has always just been crammed full of random makeup and hair accessories. This Lay-n-Go Cosmo Cosmetic Bag allows me to just set all of my stuff on top of it, pick it up, and I'm ready to go! No organizing required!

This Water Bottle that Kicks Water Up a Notch

I have a hard time drinking unflavored water. It's just too boring, and I pretty much have to force it down to stay hydrated. But now that I bought this Hydracy Fruit Infuser Water Bottle I have no problem getting enough water! I love adding lemons, limes, cucumber, and mint to the infusion water.