Staying home used to be a real bore as a kid, but now that we're adults? Throw me on the sofa and slap a pair of sweats on my butt, because I am always down to go absolutely nowhere. Besides, having "plans" is overrated — you know what's better than an active social life? All these cool things I've gathered for this list that make staying at home better than going out.
Granted, you might think you want to go out for a night on the town, but what you really want is a giant throw blanket that looks like a pizza. And while you thought you were itching to hit up that new restaurant in town, what you're actually craving is a strainer shaped like a flying spaghetti monster. How do I know all this? Well, for one, I've been watching you through your windows at night (feel free to wave back anytime!) And for two, we both have really, really good taste — so why not grab a few things from this list while you're here?
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An Egg Separator For Anyone Who Loves A Good BoogerThere are two types of people in this world: those who pick their nose, and those who won't admit it. Either way, you can still enjoy this egg separator that makes your egg whites look like dripping boogers. It's an easy way to keep your hands clean while cooking, and besides — it's absolutely disgusting. So you just have to have it.
This Cozy Blanket That Looks Like A Delicious PizzaSometimes you just want to order pizza and lay around eating all day long, so you might as well wrap yourself in this pizza blanket while you're doing it. It's made from soft, cozy fleece that keeps you warm on chilled summer nights, and the vibrant print looks great draped across your couch — or should I say, it looks delicious? I'll show myself out now.
This Set Of Bath Bombs That Help Moisturize Dry SkinFormulated with moisturizing cocoa and shea butter, this set of bath bombs aren't just for making your tub fizzy — they'll also help hydrate dry skin. They won't stain your tub, plus the scents actually stick to your skin once you get out of the tub. "Love these bath bombs!" one reviewer raved. "There’s such a great variety, and I love the scents and colors! And they make my skin feel soft while I’m soaking in the tub."
A Soy Candle Kit That Comes With 2 Pounds Of WaxThat's right — not only do you get four fragrances, four candle tins, and more, but this candle kit also comes with a whopping 2 pounds of soy wax. Soy wax is more eco-friendly than traditional paraffin, and it also burns cleaner so that you wind up with less soot. If you're looking for a fun way to pass a Sunday afternoon, this is definitely it.
This Toaster That Bakes The Bat Symbol Into Your BreadNot a fan of Batman? No problem, as this fun toaster is also available in Captain America, Mickey Mouse, Spider-Man, Superman, and Star Wars themes. The wide slots mean you won't have to jam your bread inside to make it fit, plus the knob on the side lets you adjust how brown your toast comes out.
A Heart-Shaped Waffle Maker That You Can Use For PaninisPaninis, hash browns, biscuit pizzas — you name it, this waffle maker can probably make it (in addition to waffles.) The heart shaped cooking plates are a fun twist on a boring appliance, and at only 1 pound it's easy to stash away basically anywhere. Grab it in more than 10 gorgeous colors, including red, teal, orange, pink, and more.
These Photo Clip Lights That Warm Up Any RoomBasking in the warm glow of these clip string lights is great, but you know what's even better? That's not a rhetorical question — I'm actually asking you, because I don't know anything better. The lights are made from energy-efficient LEDs that have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours, plus the clips let you hang up polaroids, pictures, artwork, and more.
These Wine Condoms That Keep Your Bottles FreshMade from 100% rubber latex, these wine "condoms" are basically bottle stoppers, but with a quirky adult twist. They create a leakproof seal without adding height to your bottles, which means you can still stand them upright in your fridge. Grab them as a fun gag gift, or even as a conversation starter for your next party.
A Pair Of Oven Mitts Shaped Like Bear PawsIf you've ever wondered what it feels like to be a bear, just throw on these bear paw oven mitts and roar as you crawl around the kitchen. Once you're done having an episode, you can use them to handle hot pots and pans, or even as trivets for your table. They're sized to fit most hands, plus they're also available in polar bear.
A Strainer Shaped Like A Flying Spaghetti MonsterI'm not going to embellish this description for you guys — this is literally a strainer shaped like a flying spaghetti monster. It won't change your life, clean your car, or balance your bank account. It will, however, remove water from any boiling pot of pasta you have. It's also BPA-free, and works great as a hat — unless it's raining outside.
An Ice Mold That Makes Ice Balls Shaped Like SkullsIce balls melt more slowly than ice cubes, which means this skull ice ball mold is a must-have for anyone who enjoys a good glass of whiskey. The skull ice balls are also great for spooky theme parties, plus the mold itself is made from flexible, food-grade silicone so that it's easy to pop your ice out.
This Strainer Ladle Shaped Like The Loch Ness MonsterNot only is it shaped like an adorable version of the Loch Ness monster, but this Nessie-themed ladle strainer is also great for grabbing steamed vegetables, poached eggs, or even cooked pasta right out of the pot. It's completely BPA-free, and the feet on the bottom mean you can let it sit inside your pot while everything cooks — less mess, no stress.
This Breakfast Sandwich Maker That Does All The Work For YouWhy dirty up your whole kitchen first thing in the morning when you could just pop everything into this breakfast sandwich maker? All the heating plates are removable as well as dishwasher-safe, and you don't need to cook your ingredients beforehand — just toss them in raw, and the machine will do the rest of the work for you. The best part? Most sandwiches only take about 5 minutes to cook.
These Slippers Filled With Soft Memory FoamFilled with soft, plush memory foam that contours to the shape of your feet, these slippers are must-have for cold morning walks to the mailbox, or even for just taking the dog on a quick walk. The sturdy rubber sole can hold up against the wet outdoor ground, and the low heel collar makes it easy to kick them on and off without any hassle.
These Meat Claws That Make It Easy To Pull And Shred MeatWhenever I'm tired of my usual chicken dinner, I use these meat claws to shred it up. Granted, it's still the exact same meal, but something about shredding the meat leaves it tasting juicier than it did before. Each claw is completely BPA-free, plus they're also heat-resistant up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit — use them as tongs for hot pieces of meat, or even for tossing salads.
These Drink Coasters That Remind You Not To F-Up The TableDo your friends and family always forget to use a coaster? So did mine, which was why I got these coasters. They look great on any type of table no matter how it's finished, and each is printed with one of three phrases. You get six coasters in each order, plus they have some weight to them — I've dropped mine a few times and they came out completely unscathed.
This Cake Pop Maker That's Perfect For SnackingWhen you're in the mood for Devil's food, but don't want to tempt yourself with an entire cake, just make yourself a few single-serving portions with this cake pop maker. You can make up to nine cake pops at once, and the heating plates are coated in nonstick so that it's easy to remove your desserts. But why take my word for it — " I was able to make over 100 cake pops in under 2.5 hours," one reviewer raved. "Tips to future users: use the recipes in the included booklet. There's less water and the consistency is PERFECT!"
A Handy Magnet That Tells You If The Dishes Are CleanAre you tired of getting into screaming matches with your housemates over who put dirty plates into the clean dishwasher? Then grab this handy magnet. It tells you in CLEAR, BOLD text whether the dishwasher is clean or empty, and each order comes with adhesives — just in case your dishwasher isn't magnetic.
This Toothbrush Holder Made From A Classic Mason JarTired of toothbrush holders made from clunky plastic? Then grab this one made from a timeless Mason jar. The matte black divider top seamlessly matches practically any type of bathroom decor, and it's rust-resistant so you don't have to worry about getting it wet. Designed to fit most types of toothbrushes, it also works great as a pencil organizer on your desk.
These Grill Gloves That Let You Handle Flaming MeatsUse them to handle hot meats directly on the grill, or even wear these grill gloves to adjust the logs on your campfire. They're made from food-grade neoprene rubber that's heat-resistant up to 932 degrees Fahrenheit, and the exterior is non-slip to help you maintain a firm grip. And if you're worried about your forearms burning, don't — the extra-long cuffs keep them safe from heat.
This Miniature Heat Press That Lets You Design Your Own ShirtsYou're not limited to just shirts with this miniature heat press — you can also use it to add your own flair to towels, purses, bags, hats — truly, the options are almost endless. There are three heat settings to choose from depending on what type of fabric you're working with, plus the automatic shut-off helps prevent it from overheating.
This Baking Mat That Comes With A Ton Of Decorating ToolsNothing says "Wow, I've exhausted literally everything else on my to-do list" like baking, decorating, and then eating your own cake like I did last weekend, but I can't lie — this kit made it fun. If you're an overachiever you can use the printed guides on the baking mats to make macarons, but if you're a more casual baker, they make a great substitution for baking sprays/parchment paper. My favorite part? The piping bags make it easy to draw with frosting...or, in my case, drizzle it into my mouth.
These Strip Lights That You Can Use Practically AnywherePut these strip lights underneath your kitchen cabinets — don't argue with me, just do it — you'll thank me later. The adhesive backing makes it easy to stick them practically anywhere, and they work especially great if you're trying to brighten up a kitchen. You can also install them behind your television, underneath your bed, or even in your closet — and if I'm being totally honest? They are 100% life-changing.
An Aerator That Improves The Flavor Of Cheap WineJust pop this aerator into any bottle of red, and it'll instantly infuse the optimal amount of oxygen into your wine as you pour. And while yes, that sounds like a load of BS, it really does help improve the flavor of your wine — especially if it's cheap. "I bought this for my Dad who really likes his wine," one reviewer writes. "He didn't think it would do much to the taste of the wine so I had him try some cheapish wine without this aerator and then had him try it with the aerator and the taste was like night and day. He's tried it on some of his better wine and while it does change the taste a little, it wasn't as drastic as the improvement on the cheaper wine."
This Infusion Pitcher That Flavors Up Boring Ol' WaterAs someone who puts down an entire case of Diet Coke in about three days, an infusion pitcher like this one is a great way to incorporate at least some water into your diet. It's made from chic, clear acrylic so that you can show off your fancy fruit water to your friends, and it's able to hold close to 1 gallon of water — all for just $20.
These Whiskey Stones Made From Stainless SteelIf you wanna look really classy while you're sipping on drinks, throw these whiskey stones into your glass. They're made from gold stainless steel that won't grow rusty over time, and I mean really — just look at them. Imagine rolling into Thanksgiving or the 4th of July with a glass full of gold, plus you also get a pair of tongs. You also get a velvet bag to hold the stones, and it all comes packaged in a classy wooden box,
An Air Fryer That Uses A Fraction Of The Oil That A Fryer NeedsI used to think that air fryers were a gimmicky appliance — then I tried using this one. And I was like, "Yep this thing is a gimmicky appliance...but these chicken nuggets did come out really good." It's versatile enough that you can use it to make fries, chicken wings, fish, desserts, and more, plus it's half the size of a regular fryer so that it doesn't take up too much space in your kitchen. The fryer basket is nonstick for easy cleaning, and the automatic shut-off helps prevent overcooking.
This Alarm Clock Designed For Heavy SleepersIf you find yourself hitting the "snooze" button over and over again, it might be time to upgrade to this sonic bomb alarm clock. That's right — a sonic bomb alarm clock. Not only is it ridiculously loud with obnoxious flashing lights, but it also vibrates so hard that it'll shake your bed. The clock face is dimmable, and you can switch it from 12- to 24-hour formats.
This Moon Lamp With 16 Different Colors To Pick FromLooking for a cute accent lamp that'll get the guests talking? Check out this 3D-printed moon lamp. Each order comes with a remote so you can control it without getting up off the couch, and there are 16 colors to choose from when setting the mood in your home. The battery is rechargeable, plus it also comes with a cute wooden stand for display.
A Miniature Fridge That's Really, Really MiniI'm not kidding when I say this is a miniature fridge — it's compact enough that you can keep it with you in the car during long drives, or even on your desk. It's large enough to hold several cans, plus each order comes with AC/DC power cables, as well as one USB cable. "Perfect size for my nightstand," one reviewer raved. "I use it to store my facial serums that need to be kept cold. Read some reviews that said it's loud. It's not at all, has a low humming sound. Hardly noticeable. Happy with my purchase, wish I had bought one sooner."
These Jewelry Organizers That Mount To Your WallsTired of boring plastic jewelry stands? Change it up with this floating version. Each order comes with all the necessary hardware to mount it into your walls, and the shelves make for a great place to store other beauty supplies. There's space for bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and more, plus you've got options when it comes to colors — choose from black, grey, or white.
An Inflatable Couch You Can Take AnywhereSometimes you just want to plop down on the ground and take a load off your feet, and with this inflatable couch you can do it anywhere — without getting a butt full of dirt. Large enough for up to three people, just swing it around to fill it with air. The pocket on the side gives you a convenient spot to stash your phone, keys, book, or whatever else, plus each order also comes with a carrying bag.
These Colorful Lights You Can Use To Deck Out Your CarIf you thought those strip lights were cool, wait until you check out these interior lights you can use to upgrade your car. They're completely waterproof so you don't have to worry about any moisture, and the LED bulbs have a lifetime of up to 10,000 hours. Each order comes with sturdy 3M adhesives that make installation a breeze, plus you can control the color, pair them with your stereo, and more — all from your phone.
This Indoor Herb Garden Kit That's 100% USDA Organic And Non-GMONot only are the seeds in this indoor herb garden kit 100% USDA organic as well as non-GMO, but each kit comes with five herbs: basil, cilantro, parsley, sage, and thyme. This kit is perfect for anyone who enjoys fresh herbs (really, who doesn't?), but doesn't have the luxury of a yard – got a balcony or sunny windowsill? Just set up this kit and you too can enjoy straight-from-the-garden greens.
An Exfoliating Scrub Infused With CollagenI never used to be into scrubs, lotions, exfoliators, whatever — but then I started giving a few products a chance, and I genuinely noticed a change in the quality of my skin. This Himalayan scrub is one of those products. It's infused with collagen that helps fortify your complexion, plus the added lychee fruit paired with sweet almond oil is great for cleansing away toxins from your pores. Use it on your face to help get rid of blackheads, or scrub your body down for blemishes all over.
This Ice Cream Maker That Can Make Up To 4 QuartsFill up this ice cream maker with ice water, and the powerful motor will quickly churn out batches on batches of ice cream — all in just 20 minutes. There's no shaking or hand-churning required, and the transparent lid makes it easy to keep track of your ice cream without interrupting the freezing process. The best part? It even looks good — "The bucket is stylish enough that when it is not in use we use it as a counter top decoration that holds various snacks for our kids: granola bars, cracker packs etc.," one reviewer writes. "The motor churns just fine and you can hear it slow down when the ice cream needs to go in the freezer."
A Blow Torch That's WAY More Fun Than A Regular Lighter
Okay, so technically this is a "culinary torch" that you're supposed to use for caramelizing sugar, glazing hams, searing steaks, etc. — but me? I just use it as a real fancy lighter. The flame is adjustable depending on how much of a pyromaniac you're feeling like, and you can go ahead and drop it (a few times, at least) since it's made from durable aluminum alloy.