The 37 Most Useful Inventions on Amazon Canada That Are SO HELPFUL

I buy a lot of stuff on Amazon. Let me rephrase that: I buy WAY too much stuff on Amazon. So I've become a bit of an expert on what products are worth it and which ones are a total waste of money. (Believe me, it's almost unhealthy...)

The following list of products is a compilation of the best things I've found on Amazon. Everything on here is the most interesting, most useful, most inventive, or just downright most fun things I have every added to my cart (or wishlist!).

Trust me on this one, you're going to want to save this link for later reference.

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Never use disposable utensils again with this portable stainless steel tableware set

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You can take this handy stainless steel flatware set with you anywhere -- camping, traveling, or just to the office for those working lunches. The bundle comes with knife, fork, spoon, chopsticks, two straws (one bent, one straight) and a straw-cleaning brush. Everything is made of lightweight food-grade stainless steel (in your choice of several cool colors) and comes with a small canvas carrying case. A lot of reusable flatware sets are made of bamboo, which is a great option, but if you're someone who prefers a real silverware feel, these are a great eco-friendly alternative. Buyers are crazy about this set, giving it an average 4.8 out of more than 800 ratings.

This Camo Sweatshirt

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This camo sweatshirt is a cozy outfit maker and so comfortable. I like that it comes in a few unexpected colors so I can snag more than one!

These Are Simply the Best Mechanical Pencils You Can Buy

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Recommended by Wirecutter and thousands of Amazon customers, the Pentel GraphGear 1000 Mechanical Pencil is well-designed, affordable, and durable. Loyal customers praise it for being comfortable, well-weighted, and a great value.

These Color Therapy Glasses Change Your Mood

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CHECK THESE OUT. Want to see the world through rose-colored glasses...literally? Try color therapy glasses for mood enhancement! They come in 10 colors, each of which provides a different benefit such as confidence, calmness, or appetite suppression. Learn about all 10 colors and their chromotherapeutic benefits to see which is right for you.

This Water Mat for DIY Sensory Play

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There are two parts kids will enjoy about this water mat. First, they put it together it by inflating the mat, soaking the water beads, and putting the beads and sea creatures inside. Then, kids can poke and prod the watery contents for a soothing sensory experience that stays neat and contained.

Add dazzle to the patio with solar lamps that emit a peacock feather pattern

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It's a warm summer evening. The sun has just set and the solar lanterns that line your patio have come on, projecting a beautiful peacock feather pattern on the ground beneath them. The worries of the day disappear as you lose yourself in the moment. Surrounded by warm light, you sip your wine and listen to the crickets chirp.

This Desk

Student? Work from home? This desk seems to have it all, won't break the bank and is stylish to boot? Need.

These Picasso-Inspired Earrings

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Unique and an amazing value (seriously--check out the price!), this set of three gold-tone earrings are inspired by Picasso's art. They're earning five-star ratings on Amazon for being "wonderful quality for the price" and "absolutely stunning."

Buyers LOVE this cordless hanging fan, and you will too!

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This little wonder will keep you cool on the patio all summer long! It's small, lightweight and durable (which is why it's also a great job site fan), and you can use it with or without a cord. (Just buy the power cord or cordless battery pack separately.) It's got variable speed control and will run for up to seven hours at the highest speed on a single battery charge! You can set it on a surface, hang it by the included hooks or mount it on a tripod. There's a reason nearly 1,400 Amazon buyers give this fan an average rating of 4.8 stars -- this little baby kicks butt!

This Cozy Sweater Jacket Is A Stylish Workhorse

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Reader, I have a confession - I do own this sweater jacket now because I just couldn't stop thinking about how COZY it looked! And it was worth. every. penny. It comes in a bunch of different fleecy colors and is a definite outfit-maker, just popping it over black leggings and a tee makes you look off-duty model chic with zero effort.

A Cat Tea Infuser For A Truly Adorable Sipping Experience

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More cat cuteness in the kitchen? Bring it on. This tea infuser is a solution to those loose tea leaves I bought, but didn't actually have a plan for.

This Travel Makeup Bag That Gives You A Spot For Everything

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My flexible schedule allows me to travel a lot, and it's made me appreciate high-quality travel items like a sturdy suitcase, a spacious carry-on bag, and the perfect makeup case like this one.

Not only is it the perfect not too big, not too small size, but it's also completely waterproof, so if something spills or breaks it won't ruin all the clothes you packed for your trip.

Genius, no?

This Mini Steamer Is SO Much Better Than Ironing

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No matter how much I've practiced ironing (which isn't very much, TBH), I'll never be any good at it but I can get much better results with this mini steamer! It's so much easier (and more fun) to use and wrinkles disappear before your very eyes. Seems like the Internet agrees - this easily packable/storable travel steamer has almost 800 glowing reviews on Amazon!

This Set Of Underwear That's Basically Like A Second Skin

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Being a grown-up lady doesn't mean you have to wear granny panties. But it also doesn't mean you should be forced to wear uncomfortable undergarments.

These set of six panties are made from breathable cotton, provide full coverage, and fit so perfectly to your body that you'll probably forget you're even wearing them.

I can't believe I've wasted so many years wearing the wrong type of undies!

This Bamboo Bathroom Organizer For Total Spa Vibes

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I'm all for anything that makes my bathroom look more like a spa than a laundry dump, and this clean-lined bamboo bathroom organizer is the perfect thing to hold toiletries we reach for constantly. Its rotating tabletop design lets you access compartments on both sides and it boasts tons of space to store your makeup or bath necessities. Our medicine cabinets are currently overflowing - this would be a great addition to hold our daily products and look mighty handsome doing it!

This Hanes Sweatshirt Is Less Than $30

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That's right — a high-quality Hanes sweatshirt for less than $30. If that's not a steal, I don't know what is. Even though it's sized for men, I bought a small just to wear around the house when I'm feeling lazy, plus the low-pill fabric keeps it looking great no matter how many times you wash it. Grab it in more than 20 colors, including deep royal, red, Kelly green, and more.

These Jogger Pants

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Athleisure is my go-to for days off, and these comfy joggers look good and feel even better.

A Men's Romper That Makes You Look Naked

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I got this naked man romper as a gag gift for my boyfriend, but he wound up loving it so much he wears it around the house all the time — so you could say the gift backfired just a tad bit. It's perfect for theme parties or simply grossing out your girlfriend in the middle of the workweek, and several reviewers commented about how it fits true-to-size.

This Screen Magnifier That Turns Your Smartphone Into A Movie Theater

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I tend to watch a lot of shows, movies, and YouTube videos on my phone over my lunch break, and it can be a fairly underwhelming experience to watch an episode of Game of Thrones on a tiny cellphone screen.

This screen magnifier makes your display two to three times bigger and can be used with pretty much any type of smartphone.

A Shock Watch That Trains You To Wake Up On Time

If you're one of those people who can never seem to wake up on time, let me introduce you to the Pavlok shock watch. It trains you to wake up on time by quietly beeping and vibrating, then eventually giving you a light shock to wake you up. Over time you'll learn to wake up during the beeping/vibrations in order to avoid the shock, and you can adjust the shock strength by connecting it to your smartphone.

These Popular Leggings That I Wear Every. Single. Day

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I'm going to be completely honest with you right now: I own three pairs of these leggings. And I've thought about buying more. I want one for every day of the week. I have an 8-month-old baby, so comfort is my top priority. Not only are these incredibly comfortable, but they also make me look surprisingly polished even when I've only gotten four hours of sleep.

This Liquid Lipstick Lasts Basically Forever

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This Maybelline SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick comes in a jillion colors and lasts just as long as the expensive versions, for a quarter of the price! It goes on smooth, won't leave your lips dry and flaky, and lasts up to 16 hours. The reviewer pics are so gorgeous I can't even. If you're looking for lip color that lasts, meet your match!

This Antibacterial Kitchen Rug To Soften The Kitchen Floor

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I love the idea of a runner rug in the kitchen, but they end up covered in spilled food and god knows what else. This antibacterial kitchen rug is made from easy-to-clean 100% nylon, so it resists bacteria from raw meat juice spills and stains of all kinds. It comes in a bunch of sizes and pretty colors, my favorite is the geometric gray runner pictured above.

This Smart Luggage Tag Protects Your Stuff

Looking for a luggage tag that might actually be able to help you get your lost suitcase back? This Dynotag Smart Luggage ID Tag is the answer you've been looking for. Each tag comes with its own unique QR code that can be scanned in order to gain your contact info. Plus, it has location tracking so you know exactly where your stuff is at all times!

This Expandable Pan Rack Custom-Fits Your Space

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If you're just starting out your cookware collection, or want to customize your storage, this adjustable pan rack is a smart buy to get exactly the configuration you need to fit your space. It's a pain in the butt when you need the pan that's on the bottom of a pile of cookware, so I love the idea of horizontal storage that lets you easily grab what you need without rearranging the whole cabinet. It expands to fit seven pans and has a full five-stars across the board, amazing!

This Breezy Tank Top

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This flowy tank top comes in a bunch of colors and is so easy to wear since you can dress it up or down. The price is amazing, too.

MORE Customizable Yoga Pants

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Look I know. I'm obsessed with yoga pants. But these yoga pants are customizable - need I say more? You can choose from three waist styles, three lengths and two colors to make your perfect pair.

These Shoelaces You'll Never Need To Tie Again

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It's okay — you can admit you never learned how to tie your shoes. I'm here for you. But a word of advice? Grab these no-tie shoelaces. Each order comes with enough laces for one pair of shoes, and you can adjust how tight they fit so that your shoes fit as loose or tight as you please. They turn any pair of sneakers into slip-ons, plus they're made from flexible thermoplastic that won't stretch-out over time.

This Deep Clean Brush Set

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Perfect for stubborn spots like stovetops, fixtures, and grout lines! This deep clean brush duo sets you up for cleaning success.

These Animal Slippers To Keep Your Feet Warm & Cute

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I try to abide by the "no shoes in the house" rule, but sometimes socks just aren't enough to keep my feet toasty. These animal slippers, however, are ideal for kicking back while watching Netflix. I love the penguin ones, but I may also acquire a few other animals...

This Expandable Shelf Organizer

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Double cabinet space with an expandable shelf organizer that easily adjusts for a perfect fit. Works great for dishes, pantry items, or under the sink.

This Vitamin C Serum Works Wonders

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If you need to clear up uneven skin tone or spots in a hurry, this Vitamin C serum is what you need. It contains the same ingredients as a fancy-pants version that costs over $150! The before and after photos are mind-blowing, and it has over 2,000 great reviews.

Keep Glasses Safe and Close at Hand With This Plush Eyeglasses Holder

I have several family members who need this plush eyeglasses holder immediately. Perfect for bedside, desk, or bathroom, this holder has a weighted, magnetic bottom to help it stay in place, providing a soft landing for your glasses when you're not wearing them.

This Compact Plug-in Air Sanitizer Cleans Your Air With Zero Footprint

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It kills germs, mold, freshens air, and wipes out odors, all while staying nice and small on your wall.

This Friendship Necklace that Made My BFF Cry

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My best friend moved to Japan a couple of months ago, and before she left I gave her this Pendant Necklace. I knew she would love it the minute I saw it since she's really into small, dainty jewelry. She was so touched that it made her tear up!

A Cat Statue That Will Send Your Gnomes Running In Fear

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If garden gnomes are not so much your aesthetic, this statue of a cat attempting to snack on them may be the thing to put amongst your plants instead.

These cats are hugely popular on Amazon so if they are temporarily unavailable I absolutely love these dinosaurs as well.

This Soft Shag Rug

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This shag rug is so soft and plush but still affordable, so it's great if you have pets or kids (and you have to replace it more often).

This Is the Highest-Rated White T-Shirt on Amazon

A good white t-shirt is a wardrobe staple, so I combed through dozens of shirts on Amazon looking for the perfect combination of affordable, comfortable, durable, and well-reviewed. My search led me here: Amazon's highest-rated white t-shirt for women! Made of super-soft rayon, it has a v-neck, cuffed sleeves, and a relaxed fit that's flattering on a range of body types. It comes in five sizes and a bunch of colors, in case you want to branch out from a classic white tee.

This Down Alternative Comforter That Is So, So Comfy

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I truly can't believe that this down comforter costs less than $60 because it is the most luxurious bedding I've ever slept under in my life. It has loops in all four corners and all four sides so you can easily tie it into any duvet cover. I've had mine for about 6 months and none of the filling has become bunched up or clumpy, even after several launderings — in the washer! Because it's machine washable.

This Lounge Set Is Like Butta

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At this point in life, I want to graduate to real pajamas instead of old college tees and boxer shorts. This lounge set is chic and buttery soft, so it'd be a great option for graduating to grown-up jammies. And I turn into a space heater when I sleep, so the short-sleeves and flowy short design will keep me cool and comfy till the alarm goes off.

These Little Succulent Plants

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These little live succulents add life to our space and more importantly, are hard to kill! Just pop them in the mini planters above and voilà, instant decor.

These Dual-Sided Measuring Spoons Stick Together

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All of my current measuring spoons are on one of those rings which keeps them together but I'm too lazy to remove the one I want to use, so they all get dirty in the process. These magnetic measuring spoons are so much smarter since they still stay together but can easily be separated with one hand if you're other one's all slimy with raw chicken juice or caked in dough. Plus it comes with a free leveler so you don't accidentally over-season whatever you're cookin' up.

This Sweatshirt Looks So Cozy

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I'm pretty much all athleisure all the time, and this slouchy sweatshirt is right up my alley. It's made of a polyester and spandex blend, so it's the perfect lightweight layer without making you over heat. It's also slouchy enough to layer so you can wear it in all seasons! It comes in a bunch of colors (the ombre versions are so pretty!) and has over 300 rave reviews. I love how the hood looks like a cowl neck, too - it's the little details that elevate it from a regular sweatshirt to a cool one.

These Acne Patches Have Microneedles

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These futuristic acne patches zap zits fast since they have microneedles that allow the acne-fighting ingredients to get under your skin to target the problem. Since it gets down beneath your skin, it does what surface-level treatments can't, reducing the healing time and clearing up skin quickly.

Fill this whiskey barrel planter with colorful flowers that make your outdoor space inviting

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I love the rustic beauty of this medium-sized planter with a distressed oak finish and antique pewter colored bands. It's just calling-out to be filled with colorful flowers and displayed on the patio or in the garden. It's got drainage holes for outdoor use, is weather-resistant and durable -- and the price simply can't be beat!

This Floor Is Lava Game Is So Hot Right Now

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My kids love playing "the floor is lava" while jumping all over the furniture and shrieking loudly, but a more house-friendly way to play with a group of kids is this game that's like a new twist on classic Twister. The kids have to keep to their colored squares while another person yells instructions on activities they must complete without touching the floor. I think adults might like to get in on this too, especially after happy hour!

This HaloVa Toiletry Bag That's Cute and Compact

You're a grown woman, so why keep shoving your toiletries into a plastic bag when you travel?

This bag is adorable and gives you room for on-the-go essentials.

This Best-Selling Lip Treatment Works Overnight to Smooth and Moisturize

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A friend recommended this best-selling beauty product to me, and I can't wait to try it. The Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask comes with a teeny-tiny spatula you use to apply the fruity-scented balm to your lips at night. In the morning, wipe off any excess product, and your lips will be smooth, flake-free, and moisturized.

This Callus Remover Gel With Over 15,000 Amazon Reviews

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My feet get super dry despite using moisturizers and I came across this gel because I couldn't believe the amount of reviews it had. This Callus Remover Gel is like magic in a bottle. It removes year's worth of built-up dead skin in under 10 minutes. This stuff really lives up to the hype, and 68% of the reviewers have given it five stars.

This Ponycap That Solves An Annoying Problem

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I have very thick hair that has a mind of its own. For years, I longed to be able to rock a casual baseball cap on a hot summer day. The problem? My long locks simply won't allow it. I'm either forced to wear it down which looks weird with a cap on, or awkwardly shove it through the hole in the back which looks, well, awkward.

This Ponycap has a specific spot for my hair to go through, and I can't wait to wear it all summer long.

Harness the Power of the Sun With This Essential Portable Solar Charger

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When a recent windstorm swept through my town, I lost electrical power for a day. As my phone's battery quickly drained, a friend asked if I had a solar charger. Nope. But I sure wished I did. When I finally got power back (along with the ability to search Amazon), I looked for a solar charger to make sure I'm ready next time. This solar charger is compact, affordable, highly rated, and a best-seller. Add to cart!

My Living Room Has Four Sets of These Window Curtain Panels and I Love Them

Window treatments can be crazy expensive! I was determined to find curtains I loved without going broke. I bought and returned several sets from Amazon in my hunt for the perfect curtains, and then I found these window panels. They finish my room beautifully and look much more expensive than they are.

This Skin Tag Remover That's Much Less Horrifying Than It Seems

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Skin tags are just plain gross, and I've been blessed with lots of them. Also, it seems like every year I wake up around my birthday with a new one. Why me?! I bet Beyoncé doesn't have to deal with these unsightly afflictions! Luckily, I don't either, thanks to this skin tag remover. Yes, the concept sounds scary, but trust me, it's not. And it really works.

This Luggage Scale that Makes Flying 10X Easier

I tend to overpack 100% of the time, so before I bought this Digital Luggage Scale Gift for Traveler Suitcase Handheld Weight Scale I was always terrified that I'd have to pay more when checking my bags. This scale makes it easy to do a quick check beforehand so I'm not spending even more at the airport.

This Comfy Maxi Dress

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This well-priced maxi dress makes an easy, comfortable outfit that looks like it took more effort than just popping it over your head.

These Uncommon Questions Spark Interesting Conversations

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I've seen a few of these conversation starter sets around, but this one really caught my attention. It's designed for couples, but Uncommon Questions also works with groups of close friends. Each card includes a unique, thought-provoking question like, "What was the greatest feat of your childhood?" or "What is your favorite pair of shoes you have ever owned?"

This Mascara Makes It Look Like You're Wearing False Eyelashes

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I've got a handful of fancy mascaras hanging around, but when I saw the reviews for this Lash Princess False Lash Mascara (that happens to be only $4.99!) I was immediately intrigued. The before and afters are gorgeous - it really does look like the reviewers are wearing lash extensions or false eyelashes! The special brush delivers volume and length in spades for the lushest lashes. Even more good news is that it's certified by PETA as a cruelty-free brand, so I don't have to worry about animal testing.

These Women's Aviator Sunglasses

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These feminine aviator sunglasses are a great buy - the oversized, pretty iridescent pink lenses have great coverage and they're easy to wear all day.

This Aquapaw Pet Bathing Tool Is a 12/10, Would Use on Any Good Dog

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Bathing a dog at home can be messy, difficult, and not much fun for you or your furry friend. The right tools make all the difference. The Aquapaws Pet Bathing Tool is designed to let you control the spray of water and scrub your pet at the same time. You'll save time, make less of a mess, and have more fun keeping your pup clean!

This Peeling Gel Gets Rid Of Dead Skin

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Want glowing, clear skin? The answer is this peeling gel, which works just as well as the version that costs upwards of $40! It's a gentle exfoliator that contains vitamins and cellulose for moisture, so it won't totally strip your skin. This K-beauty star has over 1,000 reviews from clear-skinned people!

These Organizing Bins Make Your Fridge Look SO Nice

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How often do you open your fridge? I decided to count (I know, I'm a weirdo) and learned that in just one morning, I opened my fridge 6 times. If I have to look at something that often, I want it to look good. That's why I recommend this set of fridge organizing bins. They make the most of precious shelf space and keep food organized and tidy.

These Shoe Inserts That Soothe Sore Feet

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I developed Plantar Fasciitis when I was pregnant with my son and tried everything from stretches and creams to special shoes to find relief. Nothing helped. Then, a co-worker told me about these shoe inserts, which made a huge difference for her husband.

Although I was skeptical, I tried them. And they worked. And I've been recommending them to everyone ever since.

A Bluetooth Speaker That's Completely Waterproof

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When I say this Bluetooth speaker is waterproof, I mean it — you can submerge it in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes. I like to take mine with me on trips to the beach since I know it won't get wrecked in the ocean, and the rechargeable battery lasts for up to 15 hours. Unlike other speakers, this one has a range of up to 100 feet so you can go ahead and wander around without stopping the tunes.

These Pinch Bowls Are Handy for Prepping and Serving

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A few years back, I bought a set of white pinch bowls that I've gotten SO MUCH use out of. Now I want more, so I'm eyeing this cute set of stoneware pinch bowls in soft, natural colors. I use pinch bowls during food prep to hold small amounts of ingredients like chopped garlic. They're also the perfect size for individual portions of dips like ranch dressing or soy sauce.

Like Yoga for Your Feet! Relieve Foot Pain With These Toe Alignment Socks

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If you've been cramming your feet into high heels, you really need these toe alignment socks to get your feet back where they belong. The cotton-acrylic blend fabric is soft and comfortable to wear, but the real secret is the firm yet flexible separators that gently force your piggies into their proper positions. After 30 minutes, your feet will be stretched and more relaxed, and regular use prevents foot pain and bunions.