37 Cool Things to Buy Online Right Now
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Here’s our PSA for today: Shopping should be fun. Sometimes, we need to treat ourselves to a little pick-me-up. Other times we just want a cute gift for neighbors we love or to discover the coziest and best Amazon bedding options. The internet is a vast, wonderful place filled with unlimited items to satisfy your every whim. But navigating the never-ending options can be overwhelming. Luckily, we’re here to help. We rounded up cool things to buy that are a fun mix of beautiful, unusual and quirky—but life-changingly useful.
How we found so many cool things to buy online
We scoured our favorite online stores and found a selection of unexpected and fun finds for everyone. From trending accessories for fashionistas to tech gadgets for music aficionados to gardening essentials for plant lovers, there are picks at every price point and for every personality type. Some items are universally loved with thousands of five-star ratings, while others are brand-new products recently launched by beloved brands. They make for thoughtful presents too. Whether you’re looking for gifts for her or him, gifts for a best friend, personalized gifts or even gag gifts, these unique gifts offer something for everyone. Happy shopping!
Silicone Spoon Rest
This silicone spoon rest is one of the best cool things to buy on Amazon if you love cooking at home. It’s super affordable, making it one of our favorite cheap gifts and an absolute must-have to keep counters clean and sauce-free. With four flexible slots for spoons, spatulas and tongs, you’ll get endless use out of this heat-resistant piece. The best part? You can throw it right in your dishwasher.
Pure Portable Steamer
Fashion fans rave about how easy this Pure portable steamer is to use. Whether you’re dripping in delicate fabrics or just hating ironing your organic cotton sheets, this handheld device offers instant wrinkle release without any added chemicals. The cordless design makes it ideal for travel while the targeted nozzle lets you steam specific areas, like narrow sleeves. Over 5,000 five-star Amazon ratings prove it’s one of the best cool things to buy if you have a wardrobe you care about.
Our Leather Honey review found that this smooth-textured leather conditioner goes on like—you guessed it—actual honey, and seals in a gorgeous, protected finish. It works on leather chairs, sofas, auto interiors and restores a new-like finish to leather jackets. Even old, distressed leather pieces end up looking restored with as little as a quarter-sized dollop of this wonder product and a little delicate elbow grease. Plus, it has nearly 15,000 five-star Amazon ratings and is a bonafide bestseller.
Lake Pajamas Kimono Set
Add more elegance to your lazy Sunday wardrobe than you ever thought possible with these gorgeous kimono-style Lake Pajamas. Our Lake Pajamas review proved that they’re incredibly soft, easy to care for and remarkably flattering on most body types. The sewn-on belt provides an effortlessly cinched waist that won’t get lost or damaged in the washing machine.
Orvis Pro Insulated Hoodie
Available in both women’s and men’s versions, the Orvis Pro Insulated Hoodie is a must-have for anyone who loves getting outdoors. Choose from several colors and an extended size range, and then feel ready to go in this lightweight piece that offers flexibility, water resistance and cozier-than-expected warmth. If you’re getting too hot, the jacket’s several available ventilation panels promise a cooler wear. It’s ideal for hiking, camping or just meeting up with friends for your weekly walking club outing in one of the best winter coats. We love how versatile it is, making it one of the most practical cool things to buy for yourself.
Better Not Younger Superpower Liquid Comb
Fill this game-changing Better Not Younger scalp massager with the brand’s own fortifying hair serum (or any of your favorite hydrating face serums), and then little tiny little fingers go to work evenly distributing the product. It’s the only way we’ve seen yet to evenly apply scalp products—and it does a marvelous job of feeling delightful.
Bissell Little Green Machine
Whether you’ve got a cute lap dog or a whole litter of cats at home, you absolutely need this brilliant Bissell Little Green Machine carpet cleaner. It’s a portable carpet cleaning device that treats, cleans and sucks up disgusting pet messes in just seconds. It’s the perfect blend of totally disgusting and amazingly effective, and can be used with water alone or with stain removers. We reviewed the Bissell Little Green Machine and were so impressed by it that we ended up using it on staircases, upholstery and even children’s furniture.
InstaNatural Vitamin C Face Wash
If you haven’t already tried InstaNatural Vitamin C Face Wash, now is the time. It’s an affordable bestseller and one of the best cool things to buy on Amazon for beauty lovers. It offers a hydrating, gel-like consistency that takes off makeup, removes impurities and uses the power of vitamin C to treat hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. Thousands of Amazon shoppers swear it’s “the best affordable face wash” and a brilliant precursor to your favorite vitamin C skin serums and moisturizers.
Tyler Glamorous Wash
For one of the best-smelling laundry detergents, a cool thing to buy is this floral-scented formula from Tyler. It will add a fresh, summertime aroma to clothes that lingers long after the wash. It’s safe for machine- and hand-washing, and perfect for cleaning linens, lingerie, fine fabrics, and more. There are more than 18,000 five-star reviews on Amazon that sing its praises!
Toilet Night Light
Never trip over yourself on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night again. This clever toilet night light leaves you a clear, well-lit runway when the rest of the house is dark and quiet. With a built-in motion sensor and loads of fun LED light colors, it’s one of our favorite cool things to buy as a gift for Grandpa. Plus, it’s a useful gadget for those who work long nighttime hours.
Flexispot E2 Essential Standing Desk
The Flexispot E2 desk is an affordable adjustable desk you’ll wonder how you ever lived without. It offers plenty of workspace and a fully electric height adjustment system that makes your station more versatile than ever. Lower it and use it with an office chair, raise it up a bit to pair with a bar stool or maximize the height and pop a folding treadmill below. It’s one of the best ways to work on your fitness while you’re at the office. Just remember to pack some walking shoes.
Maurices Smooth Bliss Wireless T-Shirt Bra
Toss your old underwires to the wayside, because this Smooth Bliss wireless T-shirt bra from Maurices offers all the support with more comfort than you ever imagined possible. Available in three colors and regular sizes starting at 32B through plus sizes 42DD, this soft-touch underpinning will convert even the most serious bra burners. While it’s not a sports bra per se, it’s definitely one of the best bras for active lifestyles. It’ll take you from the office to vacation and everywhere in between—and you’ll hardly notice it’s there.
Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
We talk about the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker a lot, and for good reason. It’s cheap, fun and makes mouth-watering sandwiches that look and feel worthy of restaurant menus. It has plenty of spots for eggs, meat, cheese, vegan proteins, veggies and whatever else you’re into. The combinations are endless, and it makes a unique, affordable hostess gift.
VoChill Personal Wine Chiller
Wine connoisseurs can savor every sip at the optimal temperature with this innovative accessory that keeps whites, rosés, and sparkling wines perfectly chilled. It also brings room temperature reds to cellar temp (55 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit) in just minutes. All you’ll need is the right bottle of vino. While you’re at it, check out the best gifts for wine lovers.
ColorCoral Cleaning Gel
Consider this the silly putty of cleaning. This genius gel removes dust and debris from hard-to-reach surfaces and crevices. Simply knead the lavender-scented (never sticky) design into a ball, then press it into a keyboard, car vent, AC or cell phone. It’s the cleaning gift that keeps on giving. A 100 percent money-back guarantee ensures you’ll love it. It’s also a useful gift for dads and husbands to tidy their office or car.
Ilia C Beyond Triple Serum SPF 40
This newly launched product from clean makeup brand Ilia combines three powerful actives for the first time: vitamin C, mineral SPF and niacinamide. The first-of-its-kind hybrid serum is available in three translucent tones that melt into skin and leave a sheer, sun-kissed glow—with no white cast. The trifecta of ingredients will brighten, firm, smooth and protect skin from harmful UV rays. Still on the fence? Read our Ilia Skin Tint review and you’ll be convinced.
Bearaby, the company known for its weighted blankets, has restocked its weighted sensory knot pillows after selling out in just four days in April 2022. Fans say the Hugget, a chunky knot pillow made from plant-based Melofoam and organic cotton, helps them hug away their stress and tension. How can you not love the modern design and pop of color? This cool thing to buy comes in three sizes and five calming colors—Cloud White, Moonstone Grey, Asteroid Grey, Evening Rose and Midnight Blue.
Celeb Luxury Gem Lites Color-Depositing Conditioner
There are a lot of good color-depositing conditioners out there, but few offer the staying power or color range of the impressive Celeb Luxury Gem Lites line. Choose from several shades of brown, blonde, red and the usual nature-inspired tones to exciting purples, pinks and blues. You can use it in the shower, and it only takes a few minutes to go to work depositing major pigment and sealing in hydration. With over 9,000 ratings and an average of 4.3 out of five stars, it’s one of Amazon’s bestselling hair products.
Under-Desk Drawer Storage Organizer
If you’re still working from home in a less-than-desirable makeshift office (aka your kitchen table), there are a few cool things to buy to make your setup a little more bearable. These easy-to-install self-adhesive drawers turn any table into a more functional desk. The hidden compartments can stash your 9-to-5 clutter—up to 15 pounds! Also, consider an adjustable laptop stand for proper alignment and better posture. This affordable option comes in six colors and has more than 12,000 five-star ratings.
Beis Work Tote
The charming Beis Tote is one of the best work bags for women who treasure both style and function. With a full zip closure, adjustable shoulder straps and a removable interior zip pouch, it’s fun to wear this bag just about anywhere—and at any hour. It also boasts a padded laptop sleeve, plenty of pockets and an easy-to-clean exterior.
Sijo Eucalyptus Sheet Set
Sleep more soundly this summer with naturally cooling sheets from Sijo. The supremely soft, silky sheets are made with a blend of sustainably farmed eucalyptus that’s breathable, hypoallergenic and cool to the touch. More than 1,800 fans have given the set a nearly five-star rating. Now just add a cooling blanket and cooling pillow and you’re all set for the sweetest slumber.
Bearpaw Ankle Boots
These cozy, comfortable Bearpaw slip-on ankle boots are just what cold days and nights call for. They feel just as soft as your best slippers, but have rubber treads that make them perfect for wearing out and about. Run errands, walk the dog or whatever else—these sheepskin and wool booties are sockless wonders you’ll wonder how you ever survived without. They come in plenty of neutral and eye-catching colors, and are offered in both regular and wide sizes 5 through 13.
Panoramic Wi-Fi Camera Light Bulb
Setting up a home security system may seem daunting, but with this smart invention, it’s as easy as screwing in a lightbulb—literally. Simply install the camera into any bulb base and connect to Wi-Fi and your smartphone. It’ll be ready to go in minutes. The wireless camera provides a 360-degree live video view (with night vision capabilities), a motion detection system with real-time alerts and video recording. Plus, it has a built-in microphone and speaker that allows for two-way audio.
Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray
There are few things more dreadful than a sink full of dishes, right? Gone are those days, because this genius Dawn Platinum Powerwash Dish Spray makes washing the dishes less of a chore. Simply spray it directly on your most disgusting pots, pans and dishes, and then give it a good wipe clean. Rinse, and then continue with your life being the unbothered queen you deserve to be. It’s one of the best time-saving cool things to buy, and an item you’ll happily use every day.
Create Your Own Photo Flashlight
Slide projectors may be an outdated relic, but fans of the old-school photo-displaying device will be delighted with this modern handheld version, which projects images onto any surface using interchangeable reels. Kids will adore the included pictures, like dinosaurs, space and safaris. Use it to create a custom version with family snapshots and your own photos with an included redemption code.
High Rise Slim Flare Jeans
These fun-to-wear high-rise jeans are equal parts classic and modern. The medium indigo wash is flattering in colder and warmer months and, from your favorite T-shirt to that sparkly number in the back of your closet, these pair with most tops in you have hanging up. Expect these to become your best jeans immediately.
Color-Changing Popcorn Maker
Making a movie night snack has never been easier—and more entertaining—thanks to this popcorn maker, which serves up freshly popped popcorn in just three minutes. The pot gradually changes color from red to yellow as the temperature increases. A wooden winder grip continuously stirs the kernels to evenly distribute oil and prevent sticking and burning. Once the pot is fully yellow, it’s ready to serve! Just add your favorite popcorn topping and get to crunching.
Deluxe Sofa Dog Bed
For pet owners with a glamorous design sense, this luxe lounger will fit right in with your home decor. Your furry BFF can rest like royalty on this stylish sofa, upholstered with a leatherette material. It’s a sophisticated addition to any abode. Looking to spoil your pet-loving self now? These gifts for dog lovers and cat lovers will do the trick.
Mosaic Initial Coasters DIY Kit
DIY lovers looking for a new creative project or craft kit will love this coaster-making set. It has everything you need—glass, grout, vinyl gloves, superglue and plywood—to complete the project. Arrange the dazzling glass tile mosaics to create a functional piece of art for yourself, or as a thoughtful handmade gift. Get children involved in the fun with simple kids crafts for the whole family.
Nutree Thermal Hair Mask
Depending on your hair length, each jar of Nutree Thermal Hair Mask offers up to six uses that leave strands silky-smooth and frizz-free for up to three months at a time. It’s a lighter, formaldehyde-free alternative to expensive salon keratin treatments, and it’s easy to do at home. Use it in place of your your other favorite hair masks once every six to 12 weeks, and then either wash it out or seal it in with a flat iron. Thousands of Amazon reviewers rave about it as their favorite time and money saver, and one of the most brilliant cool things to buy on Amazon for beauty enthusiasts.
Chatelet Air 2.0 Large Carry-On Spinner
Travel season is on the way and vacations beckon, which means you’ll want to invest in a quality carry-on bag with clever storage, easily maneuverable spinner wheels, secure zippers, TSA-approved locks and a USB charging port—all in a compact size designed to fit in overhead compartments. This hard-sided luggage from Delsey Paris checks all those boxes without skimping on style. The textured basketweave polycarbonite shell with vegan leather trim will make you feel first class on any budget.
Our Place Always Pan
The Always Pan is an internet favorite, racking up more than 29,000 reviews on Our Place’s website. The cult-favorite, bestselling nonstick pan is designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware, making it pretty much the only cookware you need. It can braise, sear, steam, strain, fry and boil, and it comes with a nesting steamer basket and colander. Guess what? There’s more! A spatula and built-in spoon rest make it a top contender for the best pan ever. A 30-day trial, free shipping and free returns sweeten the deal.
Loft Sherpa Coat
As if this gorgeous, colorful sherpa coat from Loft wasn’t enough to squeal over, knowing it comes in regular, petite and tall sizes is enough to warm even the coldest hearts (and bodies). Choose from a happy-hued blue, lavender, red or mustard, and then go to town wearing it just about everywhere without worry. It’s even machine washable.
Zodiac Wheel Pendant Necklace
Astrology fans will want to harness the positive energy of all 12 zodiac signs in this 18-karat gold-plated brass wheel pendant necklace from Karma & Luck. Handmade in Bangkok, Thailand, it features trending white enamel, a sterling silver chain and an embedded diamond chip in the center star to help channel your greatest wishes.
Lano Fruity Jelly Balm
Fruit lovers will be enamored with Lano’s latest offerings for the lips. Available in two flavors, the ultra-hydrating lip balms are infused with real strawberry and watermelon extract. The subtle sheer tint is equally sweet.
Dual Jet Spa
Looking for cool things to buy that enhance life’s little luxuries? It doesn’t get better than enjoying a good soak after a long day—until now. Simply hang this attachment over the side of your tub to create your own personal jacuzzi. Pretend you’re at the spa, and relax as multi-directional jets instantly whip up a bubbly whirlpool.
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