Cheap Gadgets I'm Actually Getting Myself This Year

With the holiday season fast approaching, I'm sure you're surfing the web to find the best possible gifts for the important people in your life. Searching on your own can be a daunting task, and often leads to frustration and, eventually, the strong urge to opt for a gift card instead.

In your online search, have you ever come across something so interesting that you couldn't help but order it for yourself instead? We've all been there. I'm almost always finding something that catches my eye while I'm searching for gifts. I've collected a small portion of those irresistible items for your holiday search that are sure to bring you a major dose of cheer. Here are some gadgets I found in my holiday gift hunt that I ended up snagging for myself.

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This T-CORE Power Bank 20000M That's Oh-So Convenient

Something I find invaluable in 2020 is a device that makes charging on the go both feasible and quick. I almost always find myself trying to conserve battery on a trip outside the house. That’s why the T-Core Power bank is an excellent option for either yourself or an impromptu gift this holiday season. Having a convenient charging method will always be appreciated. I’ll be picking this one up due to its compact design that is only a fraction of the size of an iPhone X. Capable of charging your phone up to five times, it’s the last mobile charger that you could need for the foreseeable future.

This Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer That Makes Cheap Wine Taste Better

A wine that’s properly aerated is one of life’s sweetest treats. I know that there’s nothing my mother enjoys more than a nice glass in the evening after a hard day’s work, and it's all because of this. I’ll be snagging one of these to test out just how much more she relishes that daily glass. Equipped with a rubber stopper to prevent spilling,  you’ll have a product that is reliable and excellently reviewed to make the glass of wine at the end of the day even better.

This Toaster 4 Slice That's Sleek And High-Quality

Something that drives me mad is that the traditional toaster only has enough space for two slices of toast. When I’m in the mood for a nice, crispy helping of toast, I like to grab several more. That’s why a four-slice toaster is a must-buy for a carb-lover like me. Capable of holding four slices of Texas toast with two separate control panels, it even toasts bread twice as fast as a regular toaster. I plan on using each of the expanded features to make breakfast even easier to prepare.

This Blue Sky Ceramic Shell Figural Teapot That's Incredibly Eye-Catching

While I love the occasional cup of tea, I have yet to purchase a teapot of my own that allows me to enjoy a cup whenever I desire. That’s why I went fishing for a stylistic and eye-catching teapot that could double as a kitchen decoration. The blue sky ceramic teapot is a gorgeous pot great for everyday use, be it for yourself or others. It’s even microwave and dishwasher safe, making it the perfect tea-brewing companion for someone as new to adulting as I am.

This Silicone Utensil Rest with Drip Pad That's Seriously Clever

Something I always forget to do while preparing food is accomodating for the occasional spillage that comes with using kitchen utensils. I can’t even count how many times that I’ve been making food only to take a full ladle or spoon across the counter, dripping all the way over to my bowl. With the silicone utensil rest, those issues are easily remedied! This is a must-buy for someone who wants to eat their food while it’s hot while and clean up less mess afterward.

These Xmifer BBM01 Popsicle Molds Are So Darn Sweet

No matter what time of the year it is, I love to have a good popsicle every now and again. That’s why I love these popsicle molds. Simply add whatever ingredients you like into the molds and add some popsicle sticks. The mold makes pulling out your custom frozen treat as easy as pie (or, in this case, popsicles). Made of silicone, you’ll be able to toss this mold in the dishwasher for easy cleaning as well.

This Emoji Smiley Face Pancake Pan That Makes Mornings Happier

Pancakes are one of my favorite ways to start the day. Piling on some butter and syrup sends my taste buds on a flavor adventure that is unrivaled for early morning meal-time. There’s only one way to make pancakes even better in my household, and that’s with a customizable pancake pan. The Emoji smiley pancake pan has seven unique molds for your pancakes, each with a different face. It’s a great gift for those who love pancakes as much as I do and even boasts great quality and performance reviews. Check this out in your hunt for holiday gifting, even though I couldn’t wait until December 25th for mine.

This Baby Nessie the Loch Ness Monster Tea Infuser That's Crazy Cute

Are you on the lookout for something to make your cup of tea even more exciting? Take a gander at Nessie the Loch Ness Monster’s tea infuser. Created entirely of food-safe material, simply place the desired tea ingredients in your device before inserting it into your cup. It’ll make a great conversation starter and is sure to garner a few smiles this holiday season.

This Fred Cake and Salad Saw That's Sure To Impress

If you enjoy making a lasting impression on your house guests as I do, you’ll want to grab a cake cutter that can’t be ignored. I’m grabbing this table saw cake cutter for that exact reason. This food and dishwasher-safe saw is a great accessory for the kitchen that’s made with tough plastic. It even works as a lettuce slicer. This big blade will be an unforgettable kitchen centerpiece for anyone looking to bring a bit of fun to their dining room table.

This OH, SNAP! Mousetrap Cutting/Serving Board That's Perfect For Cheeseheads

How funny is this massive cutting board built to resemble a Mousetrap? I knew immediately that I wanted this for my own use to bring a bit of style to my appliance set. This is sure to “trap" some guest's attention at your next gathering. With a stainless steel cheese slicer included, there’s even more reason to invest. This holiday season, this is a gift that's both functional and entertaining.

These Golden State Warriors NBA Slippers That I Wear Constantly

Something I’ve wanted for ages is a reliable pair of slippers that I can wear at home. I’m not looking for the bland, forgettable designs that you can pick up at Walmart or Target, I want a pair that catches eyes and fits my style. If you’re a sports fan, look no further than these team-themed slippers resembling giant basketball shoes. I’m a Golden State Warriors fan myself, but there are a handful of other choices for those looking to represent their favorite team even if you’re just relaxing at home.

This Drinking Black Bear Wine Bottle Holder That Fits My Decor Perfectly

Enjoy keeping your favorite bottle of wine on display? Why not choose a creative and unique way to show it off? The drinking black bear wine holder is an item sure to find its way into my home in the coming months. I’m looking forward to building a display around this adorable little knick-knack. If you’re tired of leaving wine bottles sitting around, you’ve got your solution right here. Unfortunately, this item is temporarily unavailable but we found this Kitty Cat Wine Bottle Holder we know you will also love.

This Panda Dunk Mug That I'm Obsessed With

One of my all-time favorite snacks, chocolate-chip cookies, is only a shadow of its potential glory without a cup of milk to accompany it. The creators of this incredible cup are sure to have felt the same. The panda dunk mug comes with a compartment for your cookies, making it the ideal choice for anyone looking to grab milk and cookies before bed. Consider picking one up for anyone in your life with a sweet tooth reminiscent of mine.

These Men’s Crew Socks That Feature My Favorite Meal Of The Day

Wearing funky socks is just one of the many ways I like to show off my interests and passions. After just sharing my love of pancakes with you all, I’d be remiss to ignore the sock set I’m picking up next. If you know anyone who loves fun socks, be sure to check out this assortment of unique designs this holiday season. Though I’m leaning towards the breakfast set, there is a litany of other choices available that will undoubtedly match your gift recipient.

These Meat Claws That Bring Out My Inner Bear

One of my father’s all-time favorite meat dishes is pulled pork, which is why I’m considering a pair of meat claws for our home. With these, you’ll be able to give the meat-lover in your life a great way to prepare an excellent dish all on their own. This gift will help your favorite carnivore make some seriously epic sandwiches.

These Ninja Star Magnets Add Fun To Your Fridge

Every kitchen needs a pair of good magnets. Whether you hang up important bills, shopping lists, or your kid's newest drawing, there’s always a need for these appliance accessories. When I went looking for a new set, I couldn’t resist the stylized ninja star magnets. Able to hold up to 10 sheets of paper, you’ll get a magnet that's not only unique but powerful, too.

This Silicone Egg Steamer Rack That I Use All The Time

I love a good hard-boiled egg. Unfortunately, I’m not the best at getting them right on the first try. I often overcook them and have to suffer through a lackluster dining experience in order to avoid wasting food. That’s where the egg steamer rack comes in. This product can cook up to nine eggs in fine-tuned baking cups designed for pressure cookers. It’ll feel right at home with your Ninja Foodie, and you won’t have to worry about fumbling around with failed egg attempts. It’s even dishwasher safe!

This Genuine Instant Pot Sealing Ring That's A Must For Your Pressure Cooker

One of the most important parts of preparation when using an instant pot is the sealing ring. It's an extremely important accessory since it's designed to keep the instant pot safe and secure. There’s nothing more important than protection in the kitchen, no matter how seasoned a chef you are, and this extra layer of protection is a must-have in my kitchen.

These Instant Pot Mini Mitts That Are Heat-Resistant

Speaking of kitchen safety, how are you getting your pot off the stove and to the dinner table without burns or bruises? When I saw the mini-mitts as an add on item for my replacement sealing ring, I didn’t hesitate to toss these in my shopping cart. These non-stick pressure-cooker accessories serve as a barrier between the inner pot and your hands so you stay 100% protected. Not only are they efficient, but they nest inside each other for easy storage when you’re done using. It’s a great way to finish out your pressure cooker gift set.

This Garlic Twist Crusher That's Shaped Like Dracula

One of my least favorite items to handle in the kitchen is garlic, since chopping it by hand is just so tedious for me. The Gracula garlic twist crusher is an excellent alternative that makes the process far less of a chore. Simply toss in the garlic and twist to grind, all while keeping the stench of garlic off of your clothes and hands! It was an instant purchase for my food preparation needs and is sure to put a smile on the face of anyone who loves to cook but wants to expedite the process.

This SPLATYPUS Jar Scraper Spatula Has Great Form And Function

If you’re a fan of any sauce or snack, be it Nutella or jam, you’ll know how pesky those last few scrapes can be at the bottom of the jar. When you’re low on your favorite treat, you’ll finagle your hand however you can try and get the tiniest smidge left in the jar. The SPLATYPUS jar scraper is the perfect solution to this annoying scenario. It's designed to target those last little morsels in a stubborn jar with a malleable blade. It also gets points for looking like an adorable platypus!

This Monkey Vegetable Peeler That's A Wild Kitchen Gadget

Peeling vegetables is a time-consuming but necessary part of any meal preparation. Being the newly christened member of the adult ecosystem, I am sad to say that when a dish I was making required peeled potatoes, I had no vegetable peeler, and instead opted for cereal that night. Within the next few days, I made sure to pick up a vegetable peeler with some charm. The monkey vegetable peeler is both cute and functional, sporting a stainless-steel blade that allows for quick and clean peeling.

This Smart Light Switch That's Straight Out Of The Future

If you’re ready to move your lights into the era of smart technology like I am, you’ll be pleased to find that the Single Pole smart light switch is a fantastic option. Easy to install manually, you’ll have step-by-step guidelines on how to bring your wiring into line with the system. Once installed, you have the option to voice control your lights, and even set them on a timer that automatically turns lights off and on at specific intervals during the day!

These Solar Wireless Motion Sensor Lights That Brighen Up Dark Spaces

If you’re worried about what goes on in your yard after the sun goes down, you may want to invest in some motion sensing lights like these ones. They automatically turn on once motion is detected and will alert you of any presence on your property. Whatever time of year you decide to install these, the waterproof feature will ensure that they’re functioning. It’s a great precaution to have in place should you feel the need to keep watch at night.

These Floating Pool Lights That Make An Instant Party

Though the window for swimming in the pool is closing, that means that prices on outdoor gear are now dipping! These light-up balls are an excellent purchase for warmer weather and are made for twilight swim time. These gorgeous orbs serve to decorate your pond, pool, garden, and pathways with battery-operated LED light fixtures.

These Landscape Solar Torch Lights That Add Major Ambience

If you’re looking for a more authentic type of outdoor decoration, look no further than the solar torch lights created by YoungPower. Powered by solar energy, each light will remain on from dusk to dawn when placed in direct sunlight. These torches display a fantastic flame with a multitude of customizable features, including motion detection to double as an inconspicuous security measure. Weatherproof and simple to install, you’ll have a yard that is eye-catching and well protected under the guise of decoration.

This Polaroid Originals Mandalorian Camera That Star Wars Fans Will Love

I know it may sound old-fashioned, but I love Polaroid photos. With the Polaroid Now I-Type camera, I’m able to point and shoot pictures that are printed off in moments. Being the massive Star Wars fan that I am, naturally, I’m picking up the all-new Mandalorian inspired design that was recently released. If you know anyone who is a fan of taking physical photos, you’ll want to grab them one of these for the holidays and make memories with custom Star Wars-inspired borders.

This Polaroid Originals i-Type Color Film Completes Your Sci-Fi-Themed Gift

These Mandalorian themed Color Film cards are an excellent gift to compliment that shiny new camera, showing off several characters and limited edition frames with dark slides for the avid Star Wars fan in your life. Add eight more instant photo cards to their collection if you plan on capturing a few more unforgettable moments.

This SPIDERCASE for iPhone 11 Pro Max Protects Your Phone

If you’re giving a phone to a family member this December, making sure it’s protected is probably among your main concerns. I remember when my brother got his first smartphone and my parents spent more time searching for a reliable case than for the phone itself. For those seeking out a case to protect the phone they’re giving a loved one this holiday season, check out the SPIDERCASE for iPhone 11 Pro Max. Waterproof, shock-absorbing, and scratch-resistant thanks to a plastic outer shell, it’s the obvious choice for anyone gifting to those who are tough on their technology.

This Portable External Hard Drive That Upgrades My Storage

As someone who uses a lot of storage, I must have extra space ready for when I inevitably run out. Just about every device in my catalog uses a portable external hard drive, and every single one of them is a Seagate product. These reliable drives are perfect for those giving a new console this holiday season or know someone with data management concerns. Simply plug this into a video game system and the gamer in your life will be able to save as many games as they want on the system.

This SanDisk 256GB microSD That Provides Storage For The Switch

If you’ve got a device that uses a smaller storage device like a microSD card often compatible with cameras and the Nintendo Switch, this is an optimal choice for when storage inevitably becomes an issue. Most Switch owners aren’t aware that the console’s built-in hard drive can only hold 32 GB (roughly 3-5 full-priced games). If you’re someone who prefers to take things digital, this is a must-buy for your portable console.

This Master Blaster Boombox That Has Bluetooth Capabilities

While the boombox may seem like an outdated invention to some, others have taken a tried and true staple and brought into the year 2020. The Master Blaster Bluetooth Boombox sports the power and sound of a traditional boombox while being Bluetooth compatible. You’ll be able to play music at a volume most Bluetooth speakers can only dream of while embracing a piece of tech that feels nostalgic and retro.

These PlayStation Icons Lights That Have Three Different Modes

One last purchase for the gamer in your life would be this display of the iconic PlayStation symbols for their gaming station. Showing off lighting in three separate modes, your gift recipient will be able to choose between a music reactive display, a color phasing mode, and a normal lighting mode depending on their mood. Compatible with USB or AAA batteries, there are a handful of ways for that special person in your life to customize the way they show off their love of gaming.

This Laundry Hamper That Prevents Disasters

One of the things that bugs me the most about laundry is having to manually sort all the dirty clothes once a hamper is filled. After going through everything in it, I often find I don’t even have enough for a full load of darks or whites. With the Two Section Hamper, that is no longer an issue. With the segments designated for each type, you’ll be able to keep the types separate and organized in separate and convenient compartments.

This Electric Shavers Razor That Has A Ton Of Accessories

As someone who shaves his head several times a month, believe me when I tell you that a good razor is paramount to my overall maintenance. I spent months looking for a razor that could give my head a consistent and even shave, and I’m happy to report that I finally found one in the Teamyo electric razor. Great for head hair and facial trimming, you’ll have a razor that can maintain your hair no matter where on your head it is. It even comes with a built-in nose hair trimmer to deal with any pesky nostril stragglers.

This Chia Child Star Wars ‘The Mandalorian’ That's Beyond Adorbz

While I am a massive Star Wars fan, my mother is a gardening aficionado. When looking for something that I could get that we’d both enjoy over the holiday season, I was elated to find a Mandalorian Chia pet centering around ‘The Child.’ With an adorable terracotta design and the same great Chia pet growth formula, it’s something we can both bond over caring for in her basement garden this Christmas.

This Rocketbook Reusable Notebook That's Ridicuously Smart

If you like taking hand-written notes but want to bring your notebook into the Information Age, the Rocketbook Reusable Notebook is an excellent compromise. Capable of taking handwritten notes on a physical space that can be saved to the cloud via a companion app, you’ll be able to save notes online! After use simply wipe the surface down for your next hand-written application and you’re saving paper while reaping the memory rewards that come with physical note-taking.