15 Hidden Gems on Amazon You’ll Wish You Owned This Whole Time
All the things you didn't know you needed.
A portable charger that’s actually convenient
A portable power bank for your phone sounds like a great idea, until you realize you need to remember it won’t work without a cord. This version from Jackery has built-in cords that take up no extra space and give you one less thing to remember. Before you buy, you might want to switch to Prime—these are 17 Amazon Prime benefits you probably don’t know about.
A device that keeps your hot drinks hot (no thermos required)
There’s nothing sadder than a lukewarm cup of coffee, but there’s also nothing more annoying than getting up every ten minutes to microwave it. Here’s a solution: a surface that keeps your mug at the perfect temperature. Every sip of coffee, tea, or cocoa is just as warm and comforting as the first.
Shampoo that’s easy to travel with
Anyone constantly struggling to limit travel beauty products to a quart-sized bag on the plane will want to hear about this product. This J.R. Liggett’s shampoo bar is solid, so it won’t add to your liquid count or spill all over your suitcase.
Knives that actually know where they go
Grabbing the wrong knife is one of those first-world frustrations, but this Skandia set will straighten you out. The block shows you exactly which of the 12 knives you’re reaching for, which is a bonus with rose gold blades pretty enough to show off. Buy with confidence with these 30 Amazon products that have a lifetime warranty.
A sandwich bag that lasts forever
Zip-lock bags are convenient, but they’re awfully wasteful when you end up throwing your sandwich and snack bags away every day. Invest in a silicone Stasher bag just once, and you’ll be well equipped for any future lunches. Best of all, they’re dishwasher and microwave safe, making cleanup and food prep a breeze.
The pet groomer cats and dogs love
Keeping your pet clean is as easy as petting your furry friend when you’ve got these Delomo brush gloves. Not only will your cat or dog feel pampered, but the soft bristles and flexibility help you reach spots like the face. These are 18 of the weirdest things you can buy on Amazon.
A full-sized water bottle that isn’t bulky
Hitting that eight glasses of water a day can be tricky when you don’t feel like lugging around a full-sized water bottle, but this Chicmoda version has a solution. The lightweight silicone bottle saves space by rolling up when it’s empty, but it’s durable enough to tote on all your adventures.
A cushion that saves you from back pain
Anyone who sits in front of a computer all day knows what a (literal) pain it can be for your lower back. This ComfiLife cushion helps take pressure off your tailbone and automatically improve your posture, easing lower back pain aggravated by sitting. Add a few to your cart—you’ll want one for your office, your car, and pretty much everywhere else.
A tool that really does make your skin look better
This nifty tool from GlamTheory promises to rejuvenate skin by using tiny titanium needles to remove dead skin cells, which the body hurries to replace. It sounds too good to be true, but studies show that microdermabrasion can indeed improve skin texture and might even make your regular skin care products more effective.
An appliance that makes eggs a realistic breakfast option
Eggs are one of the best protein options during breakfast, but who has time to cook them in the morning? You will, with the help of a Cuisinart egg cooker. Not only will it boil your eggs how you like them—hard, medium, or soft—but it can make poached eggs and omelets, too, without you hovering over the stove. By the time you’re out of the shower, your eggs will be ready and waiting.
An alarm clock that makes it easier to get up
If a blaring alarm makes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed, we don’t blame you. This Mosche alarm clock gradually brightens half an hour before the alarm goes off so you feel like you’re waking up with the sun, no matter what time sunrise really is. Choose wakeup noises like birds or music for a less stressful morning. For some great deals, check out these 15 things you can buy on Amazon for less than $1.
A printer that lets you turn your phone snaps into physical photos
Uploading your pictures to the computer, then sending them to a print shop is such a hassle. This handy dandy photo printer isn’t much bigger than your phone, and it lets you send your picture via an app for instant prints. Welcome to the 21st-century version of Polaroid.
An accessory that keeps your hands warm for once
…And by “for once,” we mean about 80 times. Gloves tend to do zilch in freezing cold temperatures, but this reusable hand warmer from Zippo keeps them toasty for 12 hours. It uses lighter fluid to light up embers inside, but it’s totally safe.
Drawer dividers that help you finally get organized
We’re all trying to be better organized, but half the time, organizing tools end up doing more harm than help. This drawer adjustable drawer tool lets you design your dividers how you want them, instead of locking yourself into a single design.
A tool that prevents dirty dish mishaps
“Honey, are the dishes in the dishwasher clean?” is a sentence that will never again be called out in your house if you buy this nifty magnet. Flip it from “dirty” to “clean” when you run the dishwasher to end any future confusion. Next, check out these 20 Amazon products with practically perfect reviews.
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