If you've got an Andrew Jackson burning a hole in your wallet, have I got some ideas for you. I love trawling Amazon for the latest and greatest handy gadgets you've never seen before, and I'm never disappointed in what I find. You just have to know where to look!
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These Magnetic Shoelaces Make Mornings A Breeze
via: AmazonIt never fails, every morning I remind my kids to put their shoes on starting before breakfast, but guess who's still shoeless as the school bus is pulling up? These magnetic shoelaces are great for poky kids who are struggling with tying their shoes (or anyone with arthritis or other dexterity issues).
This Handheld Bug Zapper Kills Pests Dead
via: AmazonJust think of this handheld bug zapper as a deadly tennis racquet here to slay all those flying nasties. So much more fun than slapping skeeters away with your hand and missing. The 2750 volts of power flowing through the racquet ensure instant death for mosquitoes, biting flies, spiders, yellowjackets, and wasps. Humans for the win!
This Stuffed Burger Press For The BBQ Of Your Dreams
via: Amazon / KristinaIf you've ever been to the Midwest, you know the heart-stopping joy that is a Juicy Lucy, a tasty burger stuffed with a soft, delicious center of melted cheese that oozes out with every bite. Now you can make your own at home with this handy stuffed burger press! Just use the press to mold the burger, then fill with whatever your heart desires - mozzarella, tomatoes and basil; pickles and cheddar; jalapenoes and pepper jack - the mind boggles.
These Mosquito Repellent Bracelets Keep Bugs Off
via: AmazonI have to spray my kid every day before summer camp with stinky, stinky bug spray. Seriously, that stuff chokes us all in its toxic cloud. These mosquito repellent bracelets are a much better choice - simply slip onto your wrist and the citronella blend repels those bitey jerks like you're a bug-fighting superhero.
This Travel Utensil Has Everything You Need
via: AmazonWe know disposable plastic silverware is no good for the environment, but remembering to pack a separate fork, knife and spoon every day is hard. Now you just have to remember one utensil to rule them all! This travel utensil has a fork on one end (with an edge that can be used as a knife) and a spoon on the opposite one - genius.
This Acupressure Band Stops Headaches Fast
via: AmazonDid you know that pressing between your thumb and forefinger relieves headaches? Did you also know that if you're doing that, you can't use either hand for other things? This acupressure wearable band does the hard work for you and presses exactly where you need it to so your headache goes away fast while letting you use both hands for other things. Like queuing up Netflix.
This Instant Pot Steam Diverter Saves Your Cabinets
via: AmazonYou know how the steam vents from your Instant Pot directly into the bottom of your cabinets and/or your face? Now you can redirect that burning hot jet of water away from important things with this steam diverter - the supercute bird design doesn't hurt, either!
This Car Rescue Tool Is A Safety Must-Have
via: AmazonYou never think about it until you're in a situation where you really need it, so why not have a safety back-up plan and keep this car rescue tool on hand just in case? This compact tool packs a seat belt cutter and car window breaker in a tiny package. Plus, it has over 3,000 glowing reviews. Keep it in your cupholder and stay prepared for anything!
This Dog Poop Bag Leash Is Genius
via: AmazonThis dog poop bag holder leash is so smart - instead of remembering to carry a separate container of poop bags, this one's part of the leash so you'll never forget. Great gift for anyone with a new puppy!
This Ice Mold Makes Giant Cubes
via: AmazonHot days call for big ice cubes - these ice cube molds make cubes over 2 inches diameter, so you can check cold refreshment off your list! Perfect for lemonade or adult bevvies on sweltering afternoons, or for a nice glass of scotch in cooler months - since the cubes are so big, they melt slowly and won't water down your drink.
This Magic Tap Makes Your Kids More Independent
via: AmazonThe kids are usually clamoring for breakfast before I've even peeled my sleepy eyes open. With this magic tap that attaches to any milk or juice bottle, they can serve themselves and I can hit snooze a few more times. No more crying over spilled milk!
This Wine Bottle Protector Cushions Your Precious Vino
via: AmazonIf you're sending bottle of wine to a friend or just giving one as a gift, you need these Wine Wings bottle protectors. The perfectly-sized bubble wrap sleeve cradles your bottle securely so bumps and bruises don't affect your precious adult grape juice.
This Brown Sugar Keeper Has Built-In Protection
via: AmazonMy brown sugar is stuck in the back of some cabinet and undoubtedly hard as stone by this point, but if I had this brown sugar keeper I'd never have that problem. The airtight container has a built-in terracotta disk that you simply soak in water then place into the sugar to keep it from drying out. You'll never lose it since it attaches neatly to the lid when not in use!
This Tea Bag Holder Is Adorably Useful
via: AmazonHate when your teabag tag gets into your tea then you burn the heck out of your fingers trying to fish it out? Me too. This snail tea bag holder solves that problem adorably, just attach him to the side of your mug then wrap the tea bag string around his body to keep it securely in place.
This Bread Keeper Means No More Stale Bread
via: AmazonNo one likes stale bread except for birds maybe, so use this expandable bread keeper to seal in freshness. It's unique because it can expand or contract to perfectly fit the size of your loaf, so it's great for homemade bread or any baked goods. It even includes a heavy-duty cutting board inside. Protect the carbs, always.
This Left-Handed Pen Makes Writing So Comfortable
via: AmazonLefties, unite! While I am not one of your awesome tribe, I do sympathize with your plight in finding comfortable writing utensils. These left-handed pens promise ergonomic bliss for southpaws, and have hundreds of rave reviews to back up that claim.
These Metatarsal Pads Instantly Relieve Foot Pain
via: AmazonWhether your feet hurt from wearing high heels or standing all day, these metatarsal foot pads provide immediate pain relief for sore tootsies. These washable, medical-grade gel pads redistribute pressure to relieve aches, and you can wear them with shoes. Perfect for teachers, hair stylists, waitstaff or anyone who's on their feet way too much.
These Mini Cast Iron Skillets Are Darling
via: AmazonHow cute are these mini cast iron skillets? They're just the right size for personal desserts like tiny pies or brownies, just pop ice cream right on top for the best presentation, ever. Just call you hostess with the mostess.
This Bug Bite Neutralizer Stops Itching Fast
via: AmazonBug bites are my least favorite part of summer, especially when my kids get them because they scratch until they're infected. This bug bite neutralizer is key for our family in warmer weather - simply click the button and a tiny spark makes contact with your bite, stopping the itch! Magic, I tell you.
This Tea Infuser Is Incredibly Fun
via: AmazonWishing you were lounging in the pool instead of in a freezing, flourescent-lit cubicle? At least your tea can live the high life with this amazing pool float tea infuser. Simply twist off the flamingo (unicorn or swan also available) top, fill with loose leaf tea, then let it infuse while you read informative articles much like this one.
These Ice Pop Pouches Are Great For Adult Versions
via: AmazonStrawberry Margarita popsicle anyone? How about frozen G&T? Cool down with a delicious adult pop when you fill your own ice pop pouches. The zip close top means no spillage, so they're great for kids who don't finish their whole pop at once, too. Just maybe leave the hard stuff for the grown-ups.
This Rice Washer Drains Just Right
via: AmazonHave you ever tried to wash rice or another small grain in your regular colander before cooking like the directions say you're supposed to? The grains are too small and slip right through the holes and down the sink - so wasteful. But this specialized rice washer has just-right sized drainage holes so you don't lose any! You can even swish the rice around and none will slip through.
This Bookmark Has A Handy Secret
via: AmazonThis bookmark isn't like the other ones you've seen. First of all, it's elastic and stretches to fit over the pages, so it won't slip out by mistake. More importantly, it has a pen holder built-in, so you can make notes in the margins as you're reading! Super useful for students or those who like to record thoughts as they read.
This Black Light Flashlight Uncovers Pet Messes
via: AmazonIf you suspect pet messes might be lurking, you'll want to pick up this black light flashlight. Simply shine it wherever Fido or Fluffy might've peed on the rug or floor, and the telltale glow will give away their favorite indoor spot to break the bathroom rules.
This Darth Vader Shower Head Is A Splashy Addition To Your Bathroom
via: AmazonThe dark side has never looked so good! Install this Darth Vader shower head in your bathroom for a fun bit of kitsch during clean-up time. Easy for anyone to install and tons of rave reviews from happy customers. May the water pressure be with you.
This Kitchen Sponge Holder Is Divine
via: AmazonWhat better way to add a bit of the mystical to a mundane task like washing dishes than with this cute sponge holder? The little yogi appears to float atop your sponge or scrubber like he's sitting on a cloud. Simply attach it to a flat surface with the included suction cup and enjoy your moment of zen.
This Plant Watering Spike Is Beautifully Effective
via: AmazonSure, you could just use an empty plastic soda bottle to irrigate your plants, but why would you when this gorgeous glass plant watering spike exists? It's insanely useful for ensuring your plants get a steady drink when you're going to be away for a few days, and it looks like a piece of art with its swirling multicolored pattern.
This Pot Lid Lifter Is Creepily Awesome
via: AmazonI love these pot lid lifters to prevent annoying boil-overs. Just prop the heat-resistant silicone on the edge of the pot then rest the lid on top to let steam escape. This one's shaped like a sea creature tentacle - so cute and creepy at the same time! Especially if you're making seafood stew.
I *Heart* This Strawberry Cutter
via: AmazonThis heart-shaped strawberry cutter makes the cutest shapes for decorating the tops of cupcakes, making special Valentine's Day fruit kebabs or just for the most fun snacks around. My kids would definitely squeal with delight if I presented them with a plateful of strawberry hearts! Freeze the leftover strawberry pieces for smoothies so nothing goes to waste.
This Bathroom Accessory Holder Is So Tropi-Cool
via: AmazonNeed extra bathroom storage? Who doesn't! Get yourself some easily with this pineapple accessory holder - just stick it onto a flat surface and use it to store toothbrushes and paste, razors or anything small you want to keep easily accessible! The silicone design's easy to rinse clean and re-stick to the wall or mirror, too.
This Silicone Cup Is Perfect Poolside
via: AmazonNeed a non-breakable cup that looks amazing and works even better? This soft silicone cup is the perfect drinking vessel for poolside rosé. It won't shatter if someone gets a little too tipsy and drops it, also great for klutzes or kids!
These Silicone Finger Guards Protect Against Burns
via: AmazonYou know how when you microwave a bowl of soup and the liquid itself is lukewarm but the bowl is hot enough to singe off your fingerprints? These silicone finger guards are perfect for protecting against burns whether you're removing food from the microwave or a dish from the oven. They're super heat-resistant so you don't have to worry about the heat seeping through.
This Personalized Starbucks Mug Will Make Everyone Jealous
via: AmazonHow cool is this personalized Starbucks mug? Now you don't have to worry about the barista misspelling your name for the millionth time, it's written right on your reusable cup! Extra points for having the most stylish cup in the place plus being kind to the environment.
This Monitor Shelf Organizes Your Desk
via: AmazonWe've all got tons of little doodads all over our desktops that just need to be coralled in one place. This computer monitor shelf is the best solution since it installs so easily and has a subtle, unobtrusive, clear design. And it's just big enough to hold important desk tools, like your latest Happy Meal toy.
These Dry-Erase Sticky Notes Are So Smart
via: AmazonThese dry-erase sticky notes combine my two favorite office supplies in one killer app. So much greener than the disposable paper stickies you can only use once, you can re-write these ones indefinitely! Every office should come standard with these little geniuses.
This Water Bottle Is So Satisfying
via: AmazonI love the lightbulb-esque shape of this chubby little 14oz water bottle. My favorite part might be the carrying loop attached to the lid, though. The durable, leakproof glass bottle includes a cushioned sleeve to keep it safe when you're in transit. In pink, blue, yellow or white designs with a tiny, adorable illustration on the front.
These Silicone Straws Make It Easy To Be Eco-Friendly
via: AmazonIt's easy being green with these silicone straws that come with cute little carrying cases that attach to your bag or purse so they're always on hand when thirst strikes. They're easy to clean and store and come in a pack of two so you can take them wherever you go.