36 Gadgets Which Are Guaranteed To Not Only Work But Transform Your Daily Routine
27 April 2021
Do you ever find browsing the pages of Amazon.com can be, in a word, overwhelming? I personally find that there is so much choice and there are so many brands, so many products that look intriguing, but I always like a personal recommendation when I am getting a new gadget. I just find it super hard personally to filter out the products that are junk to get to the good stuff that actually performs - without downside of having to foot the price of trialing products yourself.
If you feel the same as I do then we are on the same page. So, I have made a list of 36 products which I have used over the years which I think are the best of the best. I will also explain what I like about them or what problems they solve in my daily life. And because I've done my research these are products with loads of reviews on Amazon.com which hopefully will also support my enthusiasm for these items. Trust me on this, these products do not disappoint. I have also tried to get a nice range of nifty gadgets that make your life easier to beauty products so you have a master list of the holy grail products that you need to know about. Please enjoy!
For some reason, recipes I find never use a whole lemon, so I've got a naked half hanging out in my fridge and drying out quickly. These food huggers are a better way to save veggie and fruit halves if you've got a small appetite or are cooking for one or two people. They pop over the food to create an airtight seal, which means you don't need to use any plastic wrap to keep things fresh. Over the year, I end up saving money because of these silicone miracles.
Korean skincare has really come to the fore in the beauty market recently as they are cost effective and produce results. My favorite brand is Tony Moly. They've gained cult status because their products work but also they have insanely cute packaging. These triple-layer sheet masks range from $2.50 to $3 per mask and are loaded-up with complexion-boosting botanicals like macadamia nut oil and avocado extract.
The results feel (and look!) like I have had a mini spa facial without the OMG price tag. I just place a mask on clean dry skin, kick back for 30 minutes of Netflix before bed, then remove and massage the remaining serum into my skin.
Pretty much every cast iron pan owner has burned their delicate fingers on its ripping-hot surface. As great as these pans are for making a delicious dinner (seriously, get one), they can be dangerous in a busy kitchen. While we can't prevent accidents around the base of the pan, we can stop you from hurting your self on the handle. This silicone grip goes around your handle to absorb heat and keep your digits safe.
Now's the perfect time to plant a little garden in the yard. These zinnia seeds are non-GMO, freshly packed in the U.S., and ready to plant. They should be planted in a sunny spot. They're hardy annuals that should germinate quickly to bloom all summer long.
These pastel highlighters are just so pretty. When I had to set up my home office I came across them and I can tell you they are one of the most over used items on my desk. They help me prioritize my to do lists and make the important tasks pop off the page. If you don't believe me then have a look at the comments, over 26,000 positive reviews on Amazon.com, will help you understand that you are gonna love them.
Worth the price! I wish I had found these my first semester of nursing school! These are the best out there! I've tried so many other brands of pastel highlighters and NONE come even close to the AWESOME of these! I study and highlight like it's going to save the world from the zombie apocalypse and these highlighters have ABSOLUTELY exceeded my expectations! - John and Sherri
TikToker @teresalauracaruso says this vitamin C serum has really helped fade her hyperpigmentation. It's also great for reducing age spots and sun damage and promoting collagen and elastin. You only have to look at this before and after from Ruby who tried the product to see it's transformative effects. Cart immediately ladies (and gents!) before it sells out.
Okay... so clearly I am a fan of silicone lids because they save money and they are reusuable. These guys are for bigger dishes. Whether it's storing leftovers or bowls of salad in the fridge, it's a pain to find the exact lid that matches the food storage container. With these silicone lids, I don't have to! They come in five sizes so they'll fit everything from a drinking cup to your biggest container with ease. And they're stove-top, oven, fridge and freezer safe since they're made with heavy-duty silicone. I also use them when I'm microwaving to prevent splatter. The silicone creates an airtight seal on ceramic, glass, metal and plastic containers so you can use them on virtually anything!
I strongly dislike surface clutter. I also dislike the constant game of "Where's my charger?". This sleek wireless charging station is always at the ready when you need it. Simultaneously juice your phone, smartwatch, and AirPods in one handy device. The best part is that it contains the cords out of sight so that cable mess is no longer.
This Moroccan oil hair treatment has become an essential part of my hair care routine. It streamlines my hair routine as I just shampoo and use this as a hardworking conditioning treatment. It absolutely works on all hair types, this oil is infused with argan oil and boosting vitamins to revitalize hair and make it shine. It is also super simple to use, as you can just apply it to damp or dry hair and it will do its work to control any frizz or flyaways while keeping your hair looking gorgeous.
I need hardworking runners in my home as they get a lot of traffic. I got this rug for our recreation room and I can tell you it doesn't disappoint. I may not have enough cash to drop thousands on a fancy imported rug, I can afford this money-shaped runner. Throw it in your hallway and trust me. It will be the most instagrammed item in your house when your pals drop by.
There's a reason that this facial spray from Mario Badescu is a cult favourite of the celebs. The aloe, herbs, and rosewater that the toner is composed of give your skin a refreshing boost. I carry it with me in the summertime to regularly give my face a boost of hydration and love. I also love how subtle the scent is, as well as the minimalist design of the bottle.
For just $25, you can get 24 of these organic bath bombs — that's less than $2 per bomb. Each set comes with six scents: morning rose, summer dream, ocean pearl, good night, rainforest, and lovely cupid. They're made with hydrating cocoa butter so that your skin doesn't dry out while you soak, and they won't leave stains in your tub.
I got these cute makeup bags because they are a bargain at three for just $9 — that's only $3 per bag! They're made from soft material with a light amount of padding for added durability, and one Amazon reviewer even wrote about how they worked well as adult goodie bags. I had to have three because I use one for my makeup for my handbag, one for my gym bag with all my toiletries and one for my work desk (when I used to go to the office that is... remember those days!). This solved a major problem for me because it means I don't have to constantly be taking the one bag in and out of various bags and secondly swapping products over and over depending on the use. It's saved me time and I am much more organized because of this simple solution.
This is your sign that it's time to clean your computer keyboard! Trap every crumb and speck of dust with this amazing Cleaning Gel, a lemon-scented biodegradable gel that is ideal for cleaning your computer keyboard, printer buttons, the edges of your phone, car vents, and other tricky spots. It's earned almost 29,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, with a lot of satisfied customers calling it "magic."
I put onion and garlic in pretty much everything I make. And while I love the spicy, savory flavor that onions add, I hate how much it burns my eyes. I look like I just watched Old Yeller every time I chop it. These onion goggles are ridiculously brilliant. The cushy foam keeps onion fumes out so my eyes stay dry.
I bought this Handmade Pure Badger Hair Brush with Natural Manchurian Ash Wood Handle without really expecting my Dad to ever use it. But it turns out, he loved it, and now refuses to shave any other way. He loves the vintage look and how much softer it leaves his skin after using it.
As we are now all working from home. My office space became congested around my desk with a jumble of cords. And my friend as you know... there is nothing more I dislike more than a bunch of unruly cords on a surface. These LOMILY cable clips made it so easy to organize my space that I'm kind of embarrassed that I worked in a pigsty for so long.
So I do love a slick desk charger but I was pleasantly surprised to this one at the bargain price of $6.49. This charger includes this wireless charging pad that works with all kinds of devices that have the wireless charging technology. Looks like you actually can get more than one charger without it costing an arm and a leg. Not to mention, this charger lights up and looks handsome anywhere you decide to keep it in your home or at work.
Do you ever find yourself trying to clean some grime out of a tiny crevice and wishing you had a tool made just for the job? That's exactly what led to this handy scraper's existence. Its unique design makes it the perfect tool for scraping off adhesives, cleaning tight spaces, prying open cans, or any number of other tasks around the house. This listing is for a pack of three so you can keep them wherever you might need 'em.
This car diffuser fits right in your cup holder and emits just enough mist to keep your car smelling fresh. This mist also acts as a humidifier so you can maintain healthy moisture during your commute. With over 7,600 4.5 star reviews. This little guy is a high performer. So much so... I bought a second one for my home office as it doesn't take up much space and I can run it off my computer. Voila!
If you don't know where to start with essential oils then start your journey right here with this affordable kit. I have bought this numerous times for myself but I also regularly gift it to pals and get the best compliments for it. With almost 79,000 reviews on Amazon.com I can't be wrong, can I?
Unless you have a literal menagerie of makeup brushes, you know the struggle of trying to apply multiple colors with the same brush. Now you (and I) can minimize that frustration with this ingenious color removal sponge. Packed in a tin that is perfect for grabbing on the go, a few swipes of your brush across this surface, and you can navigate between colors (although I'd suggest not using that many at once — it's not 1984, you know). The best part is that you rinse and repeat so it is also friendly for the environment.
During the pandemic I was doing a lot of sitting. I noticed that if I sit for too long, my booty got super sore after a while. This seat cushion works well for both office chairs (home or business) and vehicle seats, relieving pressure from your tailbone, legs and back. An added benefit is that it helps correct your posture, which can improve soreness and stiffness in other areas of your body.
I was an acrylic nail fiend prior to the pandemic hit and I spent hundreds of dollars on my nails. After I couldn't get them done for a while I realized just how much money I was wasting. And don't get me wrong, I'm still such a sucker for a mani/pedi. But gotta pay the bills. But by then the damage had been done and my nails were a chipped mess. One thing that has really helped get them back their pre-acrylic strength I started using this Solar Oil. It helps keep my nails strong and moisturizes the skin around my nails, so it's soft 24/7.
Not to be too "tin foil hat," but studies have shown that people can hack your webcam and spy on you. Although it all sounds very 'Black Mirror', you can't go wrong with doing a small thing to protect yourself. What's the harm in that, right? I usually opt for a little piece of tape over my webcam, but that can often be sticky or wear out my tape overall, so this slideable camera cover is an excellent solution.
This may be the most genius invention I've seen in a long time. The CrunchCup lets you enjoy your fave cereal one-handed on-the-go and it keeps the cereal and milk separate until it hits your mouth. Needless to say, I have a couple of these in my cupboard.
Okay, so let me be totally candid with you. If you suffer from 'poop anxiety,' there is nothing worse than realizing you gotta go when you are not at home. This Pou-Pourri spray removes all traces of odour and leaves the bathroom smelling great. Not only do I keep one in my own bathroom, but I have one in my purse for when duty calls when I'm not at home.
Don't you hate it when your purse falls over and spills all over the car floor? Hold it in place with this brilliant contraption: a car headrest hook. Just loop it around your car headrest, and you've got two hooks at the ready anytime you want to hang a grocery bag, handbag, trash bag, or even a coat or scarf. It'll keep your vehicle looking nice and clean and help avoid losing things that spill under the car seat.