There is nothing more satisfying than having the exactly right tool for whatever job you're trying to accomplish, is there? And what is more exciting than being able to give a beloved friend or family member the absolute perfect gift? The following 36 products are a clever mix of convenience and incredibly fun design, so they're sure to delight everyone on your holiday list. Plus, they're all affordably priced, making them even harder to pass up.
Oh, and you're welcome to just buy them for yourself, too. You deserve to treat yo self. It can just be our little secret.
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This Storm Glass Weather Predictor Gives You a Stunning Weather Forecast
via: AmazonLooking for a truly unique gift for your favorite science nerd? Look no further than this Amymami Storm Glass Weather Predictor! The liquid inside this stylish storm glass transforms to reflect the weather outside — from clear to cloudy to tiny crystals that indicate thunderstorms on the horizon. Not only is it super handy, it's also much more stylish than simply watching the weather forecast on TV.
The Rocketbook Wave Smart Notebook Lets You Easily Store Your Notes in the Cloud
via: AmazonSimply take notes in your Rocketbook Wave and snap a picture using the app. Your notes are instantly uploaded to your favorite cloud service so you have access to them no matter where you are. Once the notebook is filled with all of your brilliant notes (and they're all in the cloud), you can pop the whole thing in the microwave to clear the pages and start all over again. Yes, you read that right.
The Anker Power Bank Ensures Your Phone Is Always Fully Charged
via: AmazonIs there anything more terrifying than driving somewhere you've never been before and suddenly realizing that your phone, which you're using for GPS, is about to die? The Anker Power Bank is super tiny but packs a huge punch — it holds enough power for two full iPhone 6s charges or at least one Galaxy S7 phone. Worry no more about being stranded without a phone.
This Portable, Adjustable Laptop Stand Holds Your Computer at Basically Any Position or Angle
via: AmazonAs a professional writer, I sit ALL. DAY. LONG. And by the time I'm done for the day my back is so sore that I basically have to crawl into bed. Feel like standing at your desk? No problem. This stand easily adjusts to whatever height or angle you need it to be. It also features silent USB-powered CPU cooling fans so your laptop doesn't overheat.
The LE Dimmable, Color-Changing LED Light Bulb Helps You Set the Mood
via: AmazonLooking to add a bit of mood lighting to your space? Simply screw one of these fancy bulbs into any standard lamp and get ready for a magical light show. Each bulb comes with a remote control that can be used to either dim the bulbs or change the color of the light they emit (you can also use one remote to control several bulbs).
This Outlet Shelf Can Hold up to 10 Pounds!
via: AmazonYou probably have a bunch of little gadgets that need to be plugged in, but which you don't want taking up your precious counter space. It's an annoying problem to have, and until now, there was no solution. Enter: the ECHOGEAR Outlet Shelf. It can be installed over any vertical outlet in your home. It also includes a convenient cord channel to further streamline the look.
This Handheld Heat Bag Sealer Seals Your Snack Bags in Seconds
via: AmazonStale chips are a thing of the past thanks to this wonder tool. In the event that you don't finish an entire bag of chips in on sitting (which is a rarity in my home), just run this handy tool over the open bag and immediately seal it until the next time you're feeling hungry. It has a magnetic backing so you can store it on your fridge for easy access.
The Aukly Wireless Charging Pad Saves You Tons of Time You Spend Fumbling with Your Phone Cords
via: AmazonThere are certain products that just make you feel like you've finally reached that point in the future that movies always predicted. This Auckly ZWEN-1 Wireless Charger is one of those products. Just pop your phone on this stylish bamboo pad, and BAM! It's charging! Keep your desktop or side table neat and your phone fully charged and ready for action. I want one for every room.
These Fingerless LED Flashlight Gloves Provide a Hands-Free Light Source at Your Fingertips
via: AmazonThese gloves are the ideal solution for any time you need light and the use of both of your hands. The bright LED bulbs are located at the finger and thumb. You can either order a glove for your left hand, right hand, or both. Plus, I mean seriously, how cool do these things look? Don't you want your friends and family to know how awesome you are?
The Pico Projector Is a Projector You Can Carry Around in Your Pocket
via: AmazonThe perfect gift does exist, and it's this Pico Projector, Artlii Movie iPhone Mini Pocket Laptop Smartphone Projector. For only about 50 bucks, you can get a projector that's perfect for a movie night or presentation at work. It even has onboard speakers! Multiple inputs (USB, HDMI, AV, SD) allow it to connect to your phone, computer, DVD or Blu-Ray player, or pretty much anything you'd want to project from.
This Rolling Toothpaste Squeezer Always Squeezes from the Bottom of the Tube
via: AmazonSure, toothpaste doesn't cost that much, but don't you always feel a little sad when you throw away a tube that clearly still has some of that sweet, teeth cleaning goo inside? With this toothpaste squeezer, you'll never again have to suffer that loss. It also eliminates any ongoing feuds with your roommates or family members who insist on squeezing the middle of the tube.
Or, Use This Automatic Toothpaste Dispenser And You'll Never Have to Squeeze the Toothpaste Tube Again
via: AmazonAnd speaking of handy toothpaste-related products, here's another brilliant one for your wish list. With a single touch, this iLifeTech Hands Free Toothpaste Dispenser Automatic Toothpaste Squeezer and Holder Set (5 Brush Holder) automatically squeezes out the perfect amount of toothpaste every time you need it. Not only will this make your toothpaste last longer, it'll also keep your bathroom sink free of those sticky globs.
This Nylon Braided Charging Cable Is Way More Durable Than the One Your Phone Came With
via: AmazonIt's happened to the best of us: Your favorite device is dying, you plug it into the charging cord and notice that the wires have started to fray and it no longer works. It's extremely frustrating, and tends to happen way faster than it should. This USB A to Lightning cable is protected by braided nylon for optimal strength and flexibility. It also features reinforced ends to prevent cracking or fraying.
This Flexible Phone Holder Can Be Bent into Whatever Shape You Need
via: AmazonThis Rienar Universal Multi-Function Portable Spider Flexible Grip Holder for Smartphones and Tablets is one of those products that you'll wonder how you lived without. Just bend this thing's spidery legs around your phone or tablet use the other legs to prop it on a countertop or attach it to your bike frame or car air vents. Also, the soft rubber won't damage your gadgets.
This Shopping Cart Phone Holder Is Ideal for People Who Keep Their Grocery List in Their Phones
via: AmazonThis Shopping Cart Cell Phone Holder with Secure Clip is seriously clever. It clips onto the shopping cart handle so your phone is always at your fingertips (without you having to hold it). It attaches to pretty much any cart in seconds and works on any type of cell phone. Never fumble with your phone to look at your shopping list while at the grocery store again!
The Mighty Handle Eliminates the Need for Multiple Trips to Bring in Your Groceries
via: AmazonBe honest. You don't want to make multiple trips out to the car to keep bringing in your groceries. Like most of us, you probably attempt the One Trip Challenge every time, and are left with horrible red marks on your arms. Each Mighty Handle can hold up to 50 pounds with the use of an ergonomic handle that is way more comfortable than the straps your bags have.
This Shower Foot Rest Makes SO MUCH SENSE.
via: AmazonShaving in the shower usually requires superhuman flexibility and balance. If you have a stall shower like me, you basically have to sit on the floor to shave effectively, which is just plain weird. For under $10, this shower foot rest allows you to place your foot at the perfect angle for shaving. It mounts directly on your shower wall and can be re-positioned as many times as needed.
The Chef'n Zipstrip Herb Stripper Quickly Strips Fresh Herbs for You
via: AmazonUsing fresh herbs is one of those things fancy cooks do, which seems like a great idea until you actually try to do it. Peeling leaves from their stem is kind of a pain, and most of the time I just give up halfway through and order takeout. This Chef'n Zipstrip Herb Stripper features an attached cup is labeled with measurements so you always know exactly what you're working with.
The MoMA Perpetual Calendar Is the Last Calendar You'll Ever Need ('Cause it Lasts Forever)
via: AmazonLooking to add some home decor to your space that doubles as a helpful and informative piece? This MoMA Perpetual Calender was made for you. This sleek calendar uses magnets to display the date and month. It can be placed on a desktop or mounted on the wall — which makes sense because its minimalistic style makes it quite the artistic masterpiece. Prepare yourself for a ton of compliments!
The Bed Band Actually Keeps Your Fitted Sheet on Your Mattress
via: AmazonStop sheet creep! Everyone dreads that feelings of the sheets slipping off the mattress in the middle of the night, and since I'm such a light sleeper, it's enough to wake me up and keep me up for the rest of the night. The adjustable bed bands provide extra tension to keep the corners of your fitted sheet from popping off in the middle of the night.
This Salad Cutter Bowl Practically Makes Salads for You
via: AmazonEating healthy isn't as hard (or boring) as you think, thanks to this HOSH Salad Cutter Bowl. Simply place some lettuce, vegetables and whatever else you want in your salad in the bowl, run your knife through the built-in channels and voila! Chopped salad in about 60 seconds. And of course, you can also use it to make a fruit salad or a pasta salad. The possibilities are endless!
These Magnetic Twist Ties Easily Keep Your Cables in Order
via: AmazonNot only do these TwistieMag Strong Magnetic Twist Ties organize your cables, they're pretty stylish, too. These little ties are ideal for travel, storage, or really just any time you need to keep cables out of your way. The super strong magnets mean you can either attach them to themselves or to your fridge (or another magnetic surface) to hold your keys or whatever else you need easy access to.
The Clocky Rolling Alarm Clock Will Definitely Get You out of Bed
via: AmazonDo you struggle with actually getting up when your alarm goes off? I sure do. In fact, I have 10 different alarms set for five minutes apart, and even that doesn't always work. If you're like me, you need Clocky. As soon as the alarm sounds, Clocky is off to the races. It rolls around — blaring your alarm all the while — until you actually get out of bed and grab it to turn it off. Annoying? Yes. Effective? Also yes.
This Cake Slicer Takes the Guesswork out of Slicing Cake Layers
via: AmazonFor the DIY baker, slicing cake layers evenly is an absolute must, but it can be difficult to hold your knife level. On the rare occasions that I do bake, trying to slice the cakes evenly causes me so much stress that I usually have a complete panic attack. With this handy tool, you simply insert your knife at the level you want to slice on, then draw it through your cake. You get a perfectly uniform slice every time.
This Plama Beam Lighter Is Just Straight-up Awesome
via: AmazonSure, you could light a candle with a lighter...or you could use something infinitely cooler like, oh, I don't know, maybe PLASMA BEAMS. This Saberlight Sparq Rechargeable Splash and Wind Proof Flameless Butane Free Revolutionary Plasma Beam Lighter is splash and wind proof so it can be used in virtually any conditions. Plus, you'll look like you belong in Star Wars, and who doesn't want that?!
This Credit Card Multitool Is 40 Tools in One
via: AmazonDon't you wish you could somehow be prepared for anything that life throws at you? Well, now you can be! This credit-card-sized tool features both closed-end and open-end wrenches (in metric and inches!), a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a ruler and straight edge, a protected cord cutter, a box opener, a can opener, and a 1/4" hex bit holder. All that (and more) and it fits in your wallet. Genius.
These Veggie Peeling Gloves Easily Peel Potatoes with No Need for Blades
via: AmazonPeeling potatoes is probably the worst kitchen job ever. I can't tell you how many times I've sliced off a piece of my own skin while making dinner, which hurts about a million times more than you would imagine. These gloves feature "peeling nubs" built right into them, so all you have to do is rub your potato or yam and the peels practically fall right off. Easy peasy.
The Whisk Wiper Cleans off Your Whisk in One Smooth Motion
via: AmazonIt's so tricky to get every loop of your whisk clean. And while the most fun method is to simply lick off the batter with your tongue, sometimes you really need it all to go into the bowl for the recipe to come out okay. The Whisk Wiper removes all the food for you. It can also be used to scrape out a bowl and lift the whisk to keep it from coming in contact with the countertop.
These Fingertip Protectors Will Make Your Fingers Thank You
via: AmazonIf you're just learning how to play the guitar (or ukulele!) you may have noticed that your fingertips often become sore. And by sore I mean blistered, raw and bleeding. It's a pretty horrible feeling, and is enough to make you throw your expensive guitar out the window and give up your dreams of being a musical legend. These little guys will protect your fingers while you learn how to rock.
This Magnetic Wrist Band Keeps All Your Hardware in an Easy-to-Reach Place
via: AmazonWhether you're putting together your latest IKEA purchase or building something from scratch, you're gonna need some screws and/or nails. You could keep them in a tiny container, but that usually leads to them falling all over the floor and you swearing profusely as you try to find them. You could just attach them to your handy magnetic wristband and then they'll be handy throughout the build.
This Sugru Moldable Glue Magically Transorms into Silicone Rubber
via: AmazonReady to have your mind blown? This product is seriously something that everyone should own. Sugru is probably the closes we'll ever get to actual alchemy. It starts off soft and can be molded into any shape. Then you just have to let it cure overnight, and it transforms into durable silicone rubber that's heat-, cold-, and shock-resistant, waterproof, and electrically insulating. It also bonds to pretty much anything.
This Fabric Defuzzer Will Make Your Pilled Sweaters Look Like New
via: AmazonDon't you hate is when your favorite sweater gets so covered in fuzz and pills that you're forced to throw it out? Don't get rid of your most beloved pieces. Get this Conair Fabric Defuzzer instead. It works using only 2 AA batteries. Simply run it over your favorite sweater and it will safely shave off any pills or loose threads and make it as good as new.
These Car Headrest Hooks Will Help You Organize Your Car
via: AmazonMy car is, in a word, disgusting. It's constantly filled with stuff that doesn't need to be in there, and it can be hard finding the important things in a hurry. That's why I use these IPELY Universal Car Vehicle Back Seat Headrest Hanger Holder Hooks. You can use them to hang grocery bags, purses, baby supplies, umbrellas — anything you need to keep within arm's reach that you don't want rolling all over your car floor.
This Silicone Baking Mat Means No More Cooking Sprays or Parchment Paper
via: AmazonBaking is hard enough. We can all use a little bit of help in the kitchen every now and then, right? That's where these AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mats come in. They're oven-safe up to 480º F and, since they're made from food-grade silicone, can be reused over and over. This size fits a half-sheet pan perfectly. Say goodbye to cooking sprays and tin foil forever!
This Bidet Will Change Your Life for the Better
via: AmazonIf the idea of using a bidet scares you a little bit, trust me, it shouldn't. And with this Luxe Bidet Neo 120, you don't have to buy a fancy new toilet to experience it. Make your bathroom trips more pleasant than ever before with this bidet. You can easily install it yourself in about 30 minutes, and the first time you use it, you'll understand why everyone keeps telling you to get a bidet.
This Night Light Projector Creates a Whole Light Show for Your Entertainment
via: AmazonBoring old night lights are SO last century. This thing is truly a step above other night lights on the market. It creates a large, soothing light show that moves across your entire ceiling with eight different colors. It also has a built-in speaker which you can use to play music from your phone or MP3 player. So basically it turns your bedroom into a magical undersea world.