You need to buy things, right? Every single person does at one point or another. So as long as you're shopping for something...why not get the version of that thing that actually looks good?
From gold paper clips to an extra fancy-looking lint roller, we've pored over Amazon to find the most useful products that also happen to look absolutely lovely. I hope you find something that will bring a little bit of joy and a lot of utility to your life!
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This Nail Clipper Set Will Last for Generations
via: AmazonFirst of all, this set of nail clippers comes with a lifetime guarantee, so you know the brand stands behind their product — that's always good. They also just look super sleek and have ultra sharp blades. The reviews for these particular nail clippers are so good; I kind of can't believe I don't already have a pair in my house (I'm still using the pair I got from the pharmacy about 10 years ago...).
These Paper Clips Are Gold!
via: AmazonThere are some documents that deserve a little extra fanciness. And sometimes, even the everyday, boring old documents could use a bit of panache! That's where these gold paper clips come in. They're not just gold; they also have a unique spiral design that looks super sleek and just a little special. Do you need gold paper clips in your life? Probably not. But don't you want them?
These Bookends Look So Stately
via: AmazonIf your home looks anything like mine, there are probably several stacks of books on several flat surfaces that might look a bit more intentional if you had bookends like these propping them up. I really love the dyed agate look! These would also make excellent housewarming gifts for the avid reader in your life! They're available in several different colors and sizes (so you can get bigger bookends for the heavier books).
These Mixing Bowls Are Just Super Lovely
via: AmazonI don't think a set of mixing bowls has ever made me smile quite as much as these ones do! Each of the five bowls features a unique pattern in very vibrant colors — even the insides of the bowls are brightly colored! The set also comes with five lids which make it easy to store leftovers or bring food to friends' houses.
These Notebooks Look So Classy!
via: AmazonAdd notebooks to the list of things you can never have too many of! As I write this, I have five different notebooks within arm’s reach, and I still want to add these two to the collection. They are the perfect size for popping into a backpack or purse and using for grocery lists or for jotting down thoughts you have throughout the day. Or for making to-do lists! You know how much I love those.
And These Rose Gold Pens Are Classy AF
via: AmazonYou can never have too many pens, either! Plus, these are so fancy and lovely; how could you not want to write every single note with them? And, of course, rose gold accents are super on trend right now. This listing is for a set of six pens. They come in a white gift box with tissue paper so they’d also make an excellent gift for someone who’s starting college, a teacher, a coworker…or yourself!
This Essential Oil Diffuser Would Look Great in Any Home
via: AmazonI've seen plenty of essential oil diffusers in my day, but I have to say that this one definitely features one of my favorite styles. The wood grain look is very nice and actually makes the whole thing look like a piece of functional furniture or a wood sculpture. The band around the middle of the diffuser is actually a light which can be set to one of seven different colors (or you can have it cycle through every color). If you use diffusers in your home, this is a great option.
This Toothbrush Holder Is So Understated and Handy!
via: AmazonI’m personally not a huge fan of most toothbrush holders — they’re not super stylish and they can be kind of gross to clean. This one actually looks pretty classy, though! It’s the perfect size and shape to prop up a single toothbrush but won’t take up all kinds of counter space. It also looks like it’d be super easy to rinse out whenever it came time to clean it. I’m a fan!
This Trash Can Might Actually Make You Look Forward to Emptying It
via: AmazonTaking the trash out is a household chore that most of us dread, but at least you can rest assured that your trash can is actually stylish and not just a monolithic plastic bin if you have this one! It comes in five different colors (this is the matte mint — my fave!). The foot pedal allows you to open the lid without touching it and it's also super easy to change the liner.
This Teapot Is Almost *Too* Cute
via: AmazonIt holds 22 ounces of water or tea— just the right amount to get you through a busy morning. You can either fill it up from a hot water dispenser or pop it in the microwave after removing the lid and infuser basket. The removable lid also makes the teapot super easy to clean, as does the fact that it's dishwasher safe. This teapot is available in several colors (I can't choose between carrot — shown here — and artichoke!).
This Honey Jar Will Make You Feel So Fancy Every Time You Use It
via: AmazonA person who owns a honey jar is definitely a person who has their life together, right? While you're looking for honey jars, why not get one that looks like it probably belongs to the Queen? The 9-ounce jar also includes a lid and a dipper and although it may look delicate, it's really quite sturdy. It'd be an excellent addition to any honey-lover's kitchen.
This Colander Just Makes Me Happy
via: AmazonMy current colander is made of plastic and has definitely seen better days. This one looks so cheerful and stylish! The powder coated enamel finish won't flake or discolor over time, and the handles are super sturdy! The wide base also means it'll sit firmly in the bottom of your sink if you use it to drain pasta — though it can also be used to drain cold foods!
This Umbrella Will Make You Look Forward to Rainy Days
via: AmazonRainy days can sometimes be a bit of a drag, but if you have an umbrella this adorable, you’ll probably actually start looking forward to the drizzle. Not only is the design super cute; it also provides several perks that standard umbrellas don’t. First of all, maximum protection against the rain. Secondly, it’s totally see-through so you can always see where you’re going! Finally, the curved shape is much less likely to flip inside-out from strong gusts of wind.
These Magnets Are Out of This World!
via: AmazonLife is too short to have boring magnets on your fridge. Think about it: You use them every single day of the year and also see them multiple times a day — why not get magnets that actually look cool? These ones look like planets, making them an obvious choice for anyone who loves space. This listing is for a set of 12 magnets, which should be a great start to your new awesome magnet collection.
This Accessory Organizer Will Bring Order to Your Nightstand
via: Amazon(Or to your bathroom counter or vanity — wherever you keep your jewelry and other accessories.) The organizer offers a refreshing take on the typical jewelry tray and lets you actually see your jewelry and enjoy the way it looks even when you're not wearing it. You could also use the organizer to hold your keys or pocket change! The geometric design is very modern and super versatile. It'd look good in any home!
This To-Do List Notepad Is Super Lovely
via: AmazonOne of my favorite things to do is to make lists of the tasks I want to accomplish for the day. It really helps me start the day off on the right foot. Sometimes I even add a few things that I’ve already done to the list, just so I can experience the joy of crossing something off. I think this notepad is particularly beautiful, and I imagine that using it for my to-do lists would make me even more productive.
This Perpetual Calendar Would Dress up Any Desk
via: AmazonIf you find yourself looking up the date multiple times a day, you would probably benefit from a perpetual calendar like this one. The handmade wooden tiles can be switched out and flipped around to keep track of the month, date, day, and even the day of the week. Setting the calendar is a great way to get started with your day. And — bonus — it'll last forever! (Or at least as long as we're still using the current calendar system. I guess that could change.)
This Pink Clay Soap Nourishes and Hydrates Your Skin
via: AmazonIt’s also 100 percent vegan and can be used all over your body — it’s even gentle enough to use on your face! Pink clay is known for drawing out impurities and toxins from your skin. This soap features an invigorating and delightful citrus and floral scent. I also can’t get over how classy the packaging looks! It would look good in any bathroom, for sure.
This Carafe Won't Drip All over Your Tablecloth
via: AmazonWhether you’re serving orange juice with breakfast, lemonade with lunch, or wine at dinner, this carafe has got your back. The top of the carafe is specially designed to keep drips from forming and making their way to the table. It also has a lid that opens automatically whenever you pour it. Best of all, the entire thing is dishwasher-safe!
This Monochromatic Deck of Cards Looks Sleek AF
via: AmazonNext time you sit down to play a card game with your friends, try breaking out these guys and just wait for the jaws to drop. They’re just so pretty! This is a perfect example of something you probably don’t need — after all, you most likely have a few standard decks around your house already — but you want it because it looks so dang cool! Each of the face cards has an intricate engraving to give it some extra pizzazz.
This Magnetic Hourglass Makes for Excellent Desktop Decor
via: AmazonRegular hourglasses don’t even impress me anymore. This one has magnetized iron filings in it that build amazing stalagmites in the bottom bell whenever you flip it. Super cool, right? It also features an elegant wooden base and is the perfect size for just about any desktop. The countdown time is a minute (so you could also use it to lend board game night an extra classy air).
This Box Set of Books Is Absolutely Gorgeous
via: AmazonFull disclosure: I have this exact box set on my bookshelf and it might be my favorite thing on there. It's definitely one of my faves, anyway. The box set includes four books: Little Women, Anne of Green Gables, Heidi, and A Little Princess. They feature stunning cover art by Rifle Paper Co.'s artist Anna Bond and they just look so lovely and I think everyone should have them. That is all.
This Knife Set Will Bring Some Style to Your Kitchen
via: AmazonWho says that your kitchen knives have to have black handles in order to be taken seriously? That's all nonsense, as far as I'm concerned. This 14-piece knife set comes in turquoise or red (or black, if you insist). It features a chef's knife, a santoku knife, a paring knife, six steak knives, scissors, a sharpener, and the block to store them all. That's pretty much everything you'll need!
This Pencil Case Looks Very Professional
via: AmazonIf you're going to buy something that you hope to have for a long time, conventional wisdom is that leather is a great material to look for! This pencil case is made from genuine leather and holds several pencils (or pens!) at a time. You can easily slip it into your purse or bookbag and always have a writing utensil handy when you need it.
This Lint Roller Looks Much Better Than the One in Your Cupboard
via: AmazonEveryone should have a lint roller in their home — you never know when the cat is going to decide that your new dress is the perfect place to take a nap! This one looks super classy with its rose gold finish (so on-trend) and is also retractable so you don’t have to look at all the lint and pet hair in between uses. the Flint roller is also super compact, making it the perfect size for your glove compartment or purse for lint rolling on the go.
This Accessories Case Is Great for Travelers
via: AmazonWhenever I pack a suitcase, I end up cramming my various chargers and electronics into the corner of my suitcase where they inevitably become tangled and are hard to find later. I'd really like a case like this one, which provides one central location for all your accouterments. It has a bunch of different pockets and pouches for everything and can easily be stored in your bookbag, briefcase, or suitcase.
This Saucepan Is the Perfect Stovetop Accessory
via: AmazonIf your knives don't have to be black, your pots and pans don't either! This adorable saucepan comes with a glass lid and features a superior nonstick coating that's also scratch-resistant. The lid also has a built-in steam release vent to keep things from getting too steamy. Other than that, it's a pretty basic pot, except it's pink, which obviously means it is superior to all other pots.
This Throw Blanket Is Stylish and Cozy
via: AmazonI’m a huge fan of blankets. I live in southern California where it is warm pretty much year-round, and yet I can see three different blankets within 10 feet of where I’m currently sitting (one of them is literally on my lap right now). I really love the chevron pattern of this one, and the tassels are also a great touch! The blanket measures 50″ x 60″, making it the perfect size to throw over your lap while you snuggle up on the couch with a good book.
This Throw Pillow Has a Very Cool Pattern
via: AmazonWhenever I feel like it's time to refresh my home style, throw pillows are the first thing I look at. Getting new pillows for your couch, chair, or bed is one of the easiest ways to make a big impact with little effort — and usually with little cost, too! This pillow is 17" square and features an eye-catching pattern of velvet geese in flight.
This Mirror Comes with a Cool Macrame Hanger
via: AmazonWhat can I say? I’m a sucker for macrame and I think the octagon shape of the mirror really adds some interest. And, of course, mirrors are the perfect way to add a little extra light to a dark room. Plus, it costs less than $20. The only thing keeping me from buying this right now is that I haven’t picked out a place to hang it. Yet.
This Candle Smells Divine
via: AmazonI recently discovered Paddywax candles and I have to say I’m a big fan. Not only do they smell great; the containers the candles come in are also very chic and stylish. This particular listing is for a 2-wick soy wax candle with a tobacco and vanilla scent, but you really can’t go wrong with anything from this brand.