Every so often, you find a product so life-changing that you can't help but want to tell everyone you know about it. Sadly, these types of products can be hard to find, and you typically have to buy a whole lot of junk before you find something great. (Trust me, I've bought enough crap to fill a warehouse with.)
Lucky for you, I've compiled a list of 36 products that are ingenious and yet somehow still so completely affordable that they'd make perfect gifts for everyone on your list.
...but you'll probably want to keep them all for yourself.
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This Outlet Cover That Charges Your Stuff
via: AmazonWhat would we do without our electronic devices? How would we even function? Who hasn't had the terrifying experience of venturing out in the world only to realize far too late that your phone is about to die with no way of charging it? This outlet cover has a nifty added feature: A built-in USB charger. How clever is that?!
These Smart Labels That Make Your Life Way Easier
via: AmazonYou finally did it: You took a rainy Saturday to organize all the junk in your basement into neat and tidy storage boxes so you can finally make your way from the stairs to the washer and dryer without constantly tripping over stuff. The only problem is, you have no idea what you put in them, and now you're forced to dig through them whenever you need to grab your snow boots or pull out the Christmas decorations. These smart labels allow you to see what's inside the boxes without even needing to open them.
This Umbrella Rack That's Oh-So Chic
via: AmazonLooking for a way to add a bit of sleek style to your front entryway? When you imagine the words "sleek" and "style", umbrella rack isn't usually what comes to mind. But trust me, this thing is one of the best examples of home decor that's both stylish and functional. Set it by your front or back door and you'll never get caught in the rain again.
This Luggage Scale That's Great For Avid Travelers
via: AmazonIf you travel a lot, you know all too well how annoying it can be when your suitcase is too large and you have to pay an extra few. Isn't flying expensive enough already?! If only there were a tool you could buy that would tell you if your bag was too heavy before you even left your house... Oh wait, there is! This luggage scale is a must for frequent fliers!
This Power Bank That Can Charge Two Devices At Once
via: AmazonThe other day, I had an appointment about 20 minutes away from my house in a part of town that I'm very unfamiliar with. After about five minutes of using my GPS for navigation, the "low battery" warning came on and I immediately began to panic. Luckily I made it to my destination, but it was a close call. After that experience, I bought one of these power banks with lightning charging capabilities and won't leave home without it.
This Headphone Holder That Has A Built-In Charging Station
via: AmazonSometimes, you come across a product that's so insanely clever that you wonder why you didn't think it up yourself years ago. This headphone holder is one of them. Not only does it provide the perfect spot to hang your expensive headphones (that'd you'd rather not get damaged or lost), but it also features a built-in charging station so you always have access to a power source. Brilliant!
This Makeup Brush Holder That Keeps Your Counters Organized
via: AmazonI own a lot of makeup brushes. So many, in fact, that I can barely close my bathroom drawers at this point. It's starting to become a problem. But, instead of actually going through them and throwing out the ones that I don't use anymore, now I can set this holder on my counter and they're right where I need them every morning.
This Essential Oil Diffuser That's Super Portable
via: AmazonLife can get stressful sometimes. Wouldn't it be nice to have a device that not only helped you to relax but was also so small and portable that you could carry it with you wherever you went? This essential oil diffuser is tiny enough to fit in your pocket and diffuses a variety of essential oil without the use of water.
This Omelet Maker That Makes Breakfast A Breeze
via: AmazonCan we all just agree that breakfast food is the best kind of food? And, more specifically, that omelets are the best kind of breakfast food? Now you can enjoy this scrumptious meal three times a day with this omelet maker. It does the hard work for you so all that's left is the fun part: Deciding what kinds of meats, cheeses, and veggies you want in it!
This Flameless Lighter That's Ridiculously Cool
via: AmazonLooking for a gift for that friend or family member that has everything? This cool flameless lighter is sure to impress. Not only does it have an impressive futuristic design, but it's also completely windproof and features a rechargeable electric design so you never have to deal with fuel. You might as well get one for yourself while you're at it.
This Crab Multitool That's Both Cute And Convenient
via: AmazonWhen you own an old house, it feels like you're constantly finding little things here and there that need to be fixed. A loose toilet paper holder, a leaky faucet, a ripped screen...fixing these little things is ridiculously satisfying, and you suddenly feel a profound sense of accomplishment. This multitool gives you every tool you need to get stuff done in an adorable crab design.
These Chilling Stones That Upgrade Happy Hour
via: AmazonEqual parts fun and fancy, these chilling stones are a must for your next cocktail party. Simply throw them in the freezer until icy cold, then secure them to the bottom of your glass with the suction cup and enjoy a cool and refreshing beverage without worrying about your drink being watered down. Perfect for mixed drinks or just sipping your favorite liquors neat!
This Blackhead Remover That Solves An Annoying Skin Problem
via: AmazonBlackheads: How on earth do you get rid of them? When you've tried scrubbing them away, rinsing them away, and even peeling them away but with no luck, this blackhead remover tool is soon to be your new skincare BFF. I've suffered from blackheads for years, and this thing is honestly the only way I've been able to keep my skin clear. I don't know how it works, but I'm sure glad it does.
This Food Processer That Has A Nifty Design
via: AmazonHere's some kitchen advice for all you cooking novices out there: Don't give up. Even if you've cooked multiple recipes and failed miserably, it's important to keep at it and eventually, your meals will go from "meh" to marvelous. This nifty little food processor is perfect for anyone who's less-than-confident when it comes to slicing and dicing.
This Car Charger That Charges Devices Insanely Quickly
via: AmazonDon't you hate it when you're about to leave the house but suddenly realize that your phone is at 1% battery so you're forced to put your plans on hold until its charged? What if you're going somewhere important and time-sensitive, like a movie that starts in 10 minutes or the hospital to give birth? This phone charger not only gives you power where you need it most, but it also charges your devices twice as fast.
This Gym Bag That Has A Built-In Shoe Spot
via: AmazonIt can be tough to find the motivation to go to the gym. I had a baby 5 months ago, and it wasn't until very recently that the thought of putting on tight, uncomfortable workout gear and driving to the gym seemed even slightly tolerable. So, in order to help get me out the door more than once per month, I treated myself to this workout bag. It's stylish, durable, and has a separate compartment for my smelly gym shoes.
This Salt And Pepper Mill That Works With The Push Of A Button
via: AmazonKick your boring meals up a notch with this salt and pepper mill. The one includes both peppercorns and salt and has adjustable settings depending on how coarse you like your seasoning to be. Plus, the battery-operated design makes it a cinch to use, and it has a bright light to prevent over-seasoning! This thing is sure to impress your friends and family at your next dinner party.
This Cutting Board Set That Has A Different Board For Cooking Essentials
via: AmazonI constantly worry about cross-contamination when I'm cooking. I only own one cutting board, so when I need to cut up raw chicken, I spend about 10 straight minutes meticulously washing the board before I move on to my veggies and herbs out of fear of salmonella poisoning. This clever cutting board set features a different board for every ingredient.
This Salad Chopper That's Totally Clever
via: AmazonI don't have much skill when it comes to chopping things correctly in the kitchen. I've seen other amateur chefs smash and chop up a clove of garlic to perfection in a matter of seconds, but for some reason when I do it the pieces are much less uniform and I nearly slice off the tip of a finger in the process. This chopper knife features a rocking design that makes chopping anything a total breeze.
This Hot Pot That's Just The Right Size
via: AmazonHere's a tip from an exceptionally lazy person: Kitchen products that have a variety of different functions make your life SO much easier. Take this electric cooker, for example. It cooks oatmeal, pasta, soup, noodles, and boils water at just the flip of a switch. Plus, the compact size won't take up a lot of room on your countertop or in your cabinet.
This Serving Bowl That Doubles As A Strainer
via: AmazonReady for yet another clever kitchen product? Here's one that's both simple and brilliant at the same time. This serving bowl features a built-in strainer, so you can simply place your produce inside, rinse it off, drain the water, and place the bowl on the table for dinner. It's that easy. File this one under "Why didn't I get one of these years ago?"
This Solar-Powered Light That Makes Camping Less Awful
via: AmazonLet's get real: Camping is not fun. Okay, so you might be one of those people who think that camping is fun and you have no problem sleeping on the dirty ground and waking up in the middle of the night to the sounds of hungry animals circling your tent in search of food. In case you couldn't tell, no, I'm not much of an "outdoorsy" person. But this solar-powered hanging light at least makes camping slightly better.
This Knife Sharpener That Transforms Your Old Blades
via: AmazonThink your old set of knives works just fine? You'd be amazed at what a difference a sharp knife can make when you're cooking a particularly difficult recipe. Luckily, you don't have to drop a ton of dough on an entirely new set. Simply buy this knife sharpener instead. It works on a variety of knife types (even serrated!) and is small enough to fit in your silverware drawer.
This Measuring Cup Set That Saves You Cabinet Space
via: AmazonI used to be the type of person who would "guesstimate" ingredient amounts in recipes, meaning I'd just dump stuff into a mixing bowl and hope that everything would turn out okay in the end. Spoiler alert: Most times, it didn't, and I've since learned how important it is to follow recipes closely. This measuring cup set features a handy nesting design so they take up minimal space.
This Bento Box Set That Makes Meal Prep So Simple
via: AmazonLet me ask you a question: Have you ever spent all day looking forward to the lunch you packed for work? Or do you tend to dread opening up that wrinkled brown bag filled with a squished peanut butter and jelly sandwich and a sad assortment of broken chips? This bento lunchbox changes all that. It has two separate compartments that strap together so you can pack the type of lunches you'll wait for all morning long.
These Foot Massage Slippers That Give You Sweet, Sweet Relief
via: AmazonI don't know about you, but by the time 5 o'clock rolls around my feet are killing me. So when my mother-in-law told me about these foot massage slippers, I knew I needed to pick up a pair. And now, I never want to take them off. I wear them all day when I'm working, and it feels like I'm getting a foot massage with every step I take.
This Memory Foam Pillow That Instantly Cools You Down
via: AmazonFor anyone out there with back issues, meet your new BFF. This memory foam pillow contours to your unique body shape so everything is perfectly supported, plus the cool gel insert keeps you from getting overheated. You'll suddenly realize that you wake up each morning without a sore neck and back and no longer drenched in sweat! Basically, this is the Cadillac of pillows.
This Car Purse Holder That Keeps Your Bag Off The Floor
via: AmazonMy car is, in a word, disgusting. I can't even remember the last time I cleaned it out, and the floor is covered in old take-out bags and Taco Bell hot sauce packets. So basically, the thought of throwing my purse on the floor was starting to gross me out. That's why I decided to buy this nifty purse caddy, which keeps my bag safe and my car less cluttered.
This Scalp Massager That Feels Amazing
via: AmazonI suffer from psoriasis, which, weirdly enough, also affects my scalp. It's constantly itchy and flaky, and I was beginning to think I'd never be able to find relief. This scalp massager is the only product that's made any kind of a difference for me. Not only does it feel great, but I've also noticed a major decrease in my psoriasis symptoms.
This Shower Dispenser That's Seriously Sleek
via: AmazonHas your shower been looking a bit cluttered lately? Are you constantly knocking over bottles of shampoo, conditioner, and body wash? Are half of those bottles empty anyways? Time to upgrade to this dispenser, which gives you the perfect amount of your shower essentials and hangs conveniently on your bathroom wall. You'll feel like you're staying in a fancy hotel every time you take a shower!
This Coffee Maker That Has A Built-In Mug
via: AmazonLife moves fast, and when you're constantly on the go, you need a coffee maker that can keep up with your active lifestyle. Especially since coffee is so essential for an active lifestyle. This coffee maker not only brews the perfect single-serving amount, but it also brews it directly into an insulated thermos. Simply grab the mug and run out the door once the coffee is done!
This Knife Holder That's Perfect For Small Spaces
via: AmazonSince I have a kid now, I'm constantly thinking about ways to make our nearly 100-year old home less of a death trap. After putting in all the outlet covers and securing all the furniture to the wall, I realized that having the knife set on the counter was probably a bad idea. This knife holder is way safer and saves us counter space. Win-win!
This Eyelash Curler That Uses The Power Of Heat
via: AmazonMy eyelashes are short and stick straight, so if I don't curl them they basically look invisible. The problem with a traditional eyelash curler is that I always feel like I'm in danger of ripping out all of my lashes every time I use it. This one curls without the clamp and uses heat to keep lashes curled all day long.
This Face Spatula That Transforms Your Skin
via: AmazonAfter I turned 30, I noticed that my skin just didn't have the same glow that it had before. I've always had issues with my skin and dealing with adult acne while battling crows feet at the same time just seemed cruel. This face spatula uses steam to clean and refresh my skin down to the pores. It feels like a mini facial every time I use it.
This Salad Container That Helps You Eat Healthy Anywhere
via: AmazonI love a good salad, but trying to pack a salad to eat for lunch later usually results in limp lettuce and veggies that have seen better days. This to-go container makes lunchtime salads a reality. With separate spots for the lettuce and the toppings, everything stays dry, fresh, and totally delicious. See? Eating healthy isn't so hard after all!
This Mini Humidifier That's Great For Dry Offices
via: AmazonWith its fluorescent lighting, nosey coworkers and dry air, working in an office can be a less than pleasant experience. But with this portable humidifier, it can at least be slightly less irritating. This cool gadget dispenses the perfect amount of mist to keep your skin hydrated, plus it offers 7 different LED lights to add some ambiance. You might actually be productive for once!