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44 Things Under $35 On Amazon That Are Effing Amazing

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It really isn't all that often when you come across something that truly inspires you. I'm not talking about inspiration in the "motivational speaker" kind of way (or the quotes your aunt posts on social media); I'm talking about products that are so clever and so well designed that you wish you had invented them — like all these things under $35 on Amazon that are totally effing amazing.

Of course, it's not always easy come up with clever product ideas — but it's simple to benefit from them (which is almost just as satisfying). For example, did you know that there's a device that keeps a bottle of wine fresh for up to two weeks after opening it? I'm obsessed, because there's nothing worse than pouring a single glass of pinot and then having to pour the rest of the bottle down the drain when you don't finish it within the next few days.

And here's the thing: You can stumble upon all kinds of brilliant products like this on Amazon, because — unlike a regular store — it's packed with an endless number of products that were invented by people who just happened to get inspired. Now, you can to enjoy the amazing selections that they created.

1
This Comfy Seat Cushion That Alleviates Back Pain

Sit comfortably and support your back and spine with this memory foam seat cushion. The orthopedic cushion is designed to cradle your tailbone, improve your posture, and relieve aches and pains. Place it anywhere you need it — from your office chair to your car seat.

2
The Hanging Organizer That Keeps Your Handbags In Pristine Condition

Keep your handbags protected from dust, scratches, and piles with this hanging purse organizer. The unit hooks right over your closet rod and features four compartments and six side pouches for clutches, purses, and totes. And since it's made from breathable cloth, all of your purses shouldn't smell stale after storage.

3
A Bottle Stopper That Keeps Your Wine Fresh For Way Longer

If you can't finish a whole bottle of wine, just use one of these wine bottle stoppers to keep it fresh for up to 15 days. Simply place the stopper inside the neck of the bottle, and then pump the device to suck out the air and prevent oxidation. Made from food-grade silicone, the stopper it totally spill-proof and leakproof. That way, you can store the bottle horizontally.

4
A Reusable Notebook That Makes Digital Versions Of Handwritten Notes

This reusable notebook is truly the most fun invention, because it lets you create digital versions of your handwritten notes and drawings. Just use your phone to scan the QR code at bottom of each page, and then send it to cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, iCloud, and Slack. The notebook is filled with 36 wipe-clean pages that you can use again and again.

5
These Ice Popsicle Freezer Bags For Delish DIY Treats

Whip up your own frozen treats when you fill these ice popsicle mold bags with chopped fruits and other ingredients (chocolate, anyone?) and freeze them until you're in the mood for a chilly dessert. The set comes with 125 BPA-free bags and a convenient funnel for mess-free treat prep.

6
A Home Security Camera You Can Operate From Your Phone

Keep an eye on things at home with this smart home security camera that livestreams to your phone. In fact, you can even control the camera from your phone — so you can pan, tilt, and turn the night vision on from wherever you are. The camera also alerts you within 12 seconds if it detects sound or motion, and then it stores recorded videos for 14 days in the cloud.

7
This Skinny Spatula That Helps You Get Every Last Drop Of Concealer

Do you want to save big money on cosmetics and skincare products? If so, get this skinny spatula. It can reach into narrow jars and bottle openings, so you can scrape the bottoms and sides and actually use every last drop of that expensive foundation, moisturizer, or serum. The set comes with two spatulas — large and small sizes — so you can keep one in your bathroom and one in the kitchen for getting out every last bit of peanut butter or ketchup.

8
A Bluetooth Sleep Mask That Lets You Snooze While Listening To Music

Block out the light and fall asleep while listening to your favorite relaxing playlist with this Bluetooth sleep mask. The size-adjustable mask is so much comfier than earbuds — and features built-in earphones as well as play, pause, and volume controls on the side. The breathable cover is removable and machine washable.

9
These Himalayan Salt String Lights That Give Off A Warm Glow

Give your bedroom, home office, or living room a warm amber glow with these Himalayan string lights that promote peaceful, good vibes. The 5-foot string is USB-powered and features 10 pink salt rock lights. It currently boasts a 4.4-star rating — and one person wrote, "Soft, warm ambient glow. Strung them along headboard. Love the mood it sets."

10
This Salad Spinner That Prevents A Soggy Caesar

Spin-drying your lettuce is the fastest and easiest way to avoid a bummer of a wet salad. This collapsible salad spinner features a one-handed spinning mechanism, as well as an inner basket can that doubles as a colander. There's even a 3-quart outer bowl that doubles as a serving bowl, which is convenient. It's top-rack dishwasher safe and both bowls collapse flat for simple storage.

11
A Natural Face Soap That's Made With Charcoal And Shea Butter

If you have sensitive skin, this charcoal soap is an amazing alternative to regular face wash. Thanks to the activated charcoal, it helps purify your complexion while preventing blemishes. Plus, the addition of shea butter helps prevent your skin from drying out. Skin-soothing and inflammation-fighting essential oils round out the ingredients, making it a great option.

12
These Stylish Glasses That Block Blue Light Coming From Screens

Protect your eyes from digital eyestrain caused by computer and phone screens with these glasses that block blue light. The non-prescription shades also help promote a balanced circadian rhythm, which can make it easier to sleep at night. Choose from frame colors like black, clear, translucent pink, and leopard.

13
A Sushi-Making Kit That Helps You Make California Rolls At Home

Break out the wasabi and make your own spicy tuna rolls at home with this sushi-making kit. It comes with a sushi knife and a rice paddle, along with molds to make round, square, triangular, and even heart-shaped rolls. And if you're not a professional chef, you can check out the included online video tutorials to help you get started.

14
This Breathable Weighted Blanket That Can Help You Sleep Better

As a bona fide insomniac, I'm a true believer in a weighted blanket. The pressure from the blanket makes you feel more secure, which therefore helps you fall asleep faster. This weighted blanket is made with cool and breathable Egyptian cotton and glass beads, so you shouldn't get overheated when you use it.

15
A Strawberry Slicer For Sundaes, Yogurt, Oatmeal, And More

Cut big strawberries into manageable bites for Greek yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, and ice cream sundaes with this strawberry slicer. Just place your strawberry inside and push down to create perfectly even slices.

16
This Nail Polish Bottle Holder That Lets You Do Your Nails Anywhere

This genius wearable nail polish holder let you do your nails anywhere. It features two open-ended rings: Slip them onto your fingers — and when it's time to switch hands, lift the holder directly up to remove it without smudging your work. It fits polish bottles of all sizes and comes in colors like blue, lilac, and gold sparkle.

17
A Water-Resistant Bluetooth Speaker That's Perfect For Outdoor Listening

The triangular design and downward-facing bass of this portable Bluetooth speaker works to deliver crystal-clear surround sound. The speaker is super compact, lightweight, and water-resistant, so you can take it with you anywhere. It also plays for up to 14 hours on one charge and has a 100-foot Bluetooth range. Choose from six fun colors.

18
This Eye Massager That Warms Up To Open Your Pores

This facial massager feels so great, and it's actually good for the delicate skin around your eyes. The vibrating device works on two modes: a red light warm mode to open up your pores so they effectively absorb serums and moisturizers, and a blue light/phototherapy mode that can help kill acne-causing bacteria.

19
A Cutting Board With Pull-Out Trays To Store Chopped Food

This cleverly designed cutting board has two hidden trays that slide out on each side, so you can store food as you slice it. Made from sustainable and sturdy MOSO bamboo, the board is safe in your dishwasher and freezer. It also doubles as a cheese and charcuterie board — and you can slide those trays out for bread, crackers, or fruit.

20
This Hot Brush That Dries Hair While Boosting Volume And Shine

Reviewers have written that this hot brush "works wonders' and is a "game changer" that's "great for all hair textures." The two-in-one brush dries hair while straightening, smoothing, and adding volume. It has two heat and speed settings, a cool shot button, flexible bristles that detangle without tugging, and ionic technology to boost shine and protect hair from heat damage.

21
A Hydrating Body Scrub That Smells Like Lemon And Blueberries

Get silky-soft skin with this delicious body scrub made from real sugar. The addition of shea butter avocado, macadamia, and sweet almond oils work to add long-lasting hydration, while orange oil improves skin texture. Plus, that zingy lemon and blueberry scent will wake you right up in the morning.

22
A Universal Car Charger That Powers All Types Of Phones

This universally compatible car phone charger features two smart USB ports that automatically identify what kind of device you're using in to optimize charging. And thanks to the dual ports, you can power two devices simultaneously. In other words, you can juice up your iPhone and your friend's Galaxy at the same time.

23
These Color-Changing Jelly Lipsticks That Have Flowers Inside Them

This color-changing lipstick adjusts tint depending on your skin temperature, which means you get your own totally unique shade. The jelly-style balm is made with moisturizing cocoa butter, vitamin E, and essential oils. My favorite part about them is that they each have a tiny flower right in the middle. Every set comes with six tubes.

24
A Corer That Removes Seeds From Peppers, Apples, Cucumbers, And More

Remove the core and seeds of jalapeños, zucchinis, cucumbers, and apples with this easy-to-use corer. Use the pointed end to cut into the fruit or vegetable, then twist the serrated, curved blade to scoop out the seeds. The blade is made from stainless steel and the soft grip handle makes it comfortable to use.

25
These Colorful Outdoor String Lights That Turn Your Patio Into A Magical Land

Add some whimsical atmosphere to your patio or front porch with these colorful outdoor string lights. The cafe-style lights feature Edison bulbs in five colors: red, blue, purple, green, and amber. The string is a full 25 feet long — and since the bulbs are waterproof, you shouldn't have to worry about rain or snow.

26
This Handheld Water Flosser That Actually Makes Flossing Fun

Even if you loathe flossing, you just might like this water flosser that cleans in between your teeth with a steady stream of water. It removes plaque and features five pressure settings so that it's suitable for anyone (even if you have sensitive gums). The cordless, rechargeable flosser rotates 360 degrees, so you can reach all your teeth — and comes with five nozzles.

27
This Stainless Steel French Press That Comes In So Many Colors

First things first: I love this French press because it comes in totally fun and unexpected colors like magenta, gold, and green. It's also made from double-walled stainless steel to keep coffee hot for up to 60 minutes, and it features a three-layer filter that traps grounds while extracting for a deliciously robust brew.

28
This Wearable Neck Fan That Instantly Cools You Down

Find instant cooling relief on scorching hot days with this wearable neck fan, which consists of two mini fans that feature three adjustable wind levels and 360-degree rotation. The fan is USB rechargeable and you can even add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to it to reap aromatherapy benefits.

29
A Memory Foam Neck Pillow For Your Car That Upgrades Your Commute

I see you, daily commuters — and that's why I'm including this car neck pillow on this list. The memory foam pillow is contoured to support your head, neck, and shoulders, so you can drive for long distances without getting stiff and sore. The elastic band is adjustable, so it fits around car headrests of all sizes.

30
An Extra-Large Bath Mat That Covers More Surface Area

This extra-large bath mat covers way more surface area than most mats, so you'll feel secure no matter where you stand in the shower. Plus, it's perforated throughout the base, so water flows through freely, and has over 200 suction cups to keep it steady and in place. It comes in three colors and is machine washable.

31
This Unicorn Snot Body Glitter That'll Make You Feel So Magical

Shimmer and shine with this body and face glitter that comes in unicorn-inspired colors like gold, silver, pink, purple, and blue. The gel formula is skin-friendly, easy to apply, and stays put. That way, you won't have to worry about it fading after a full day at a festival or night of dancing. It's also cosmetic-grade, vegan, and cruelty-free.

32
An Under-The-Clothes Travel Wallet That Safeguards Your Valuables

Slip this travel money pouch around your neck and keep it under your clothes to safeguard valuables while you're traveling. Made with breathable, moisture-wicking mesh, the pouch features an ID window, two zippered pockets, and a Velcro-closure compartment for passports, cash, cards, a phone, and anything else you can't afford to lose in the great big world. Choose from six colors.

33
A Flexible Cell Phone Holder That Clamps Down On Surfaces

Free up your hands and watch a movie or following along with a cooking demo video when you securely attach your phone to this gooseneck cell phone holder. The holder has a clamp that stays firmly in place on surfaces like the edges of tables and counters. It's compatible with 3.5 to 6.5 inch devices and offers 360 degree rotation.

34
This Glossy Nail Strengthener That Prevents Cracks And Peeling

If your nails are brittle, peeling, or chipping, this nail strengthener is for you. The formula uses hydrolyzed wheat protein and calcium to build strength, promote growth, and protect nails. Use it on its own or as a base coat before polishing. One reviewer wrote, "What kind of wonderful stuff is in this magical bottle of miracles?"

35
An Essential Oil Diffuser With 7 LED Color Options

Introduce some peaceful vibes to your home with this essential oil diffuser that has seven LED light color options. Just fill with water and add a couple drops of your favorite essential oil. It even comes with a remote control so you can toggle between intermittent and continuous misting, or even set the diffuser on a timer without having to get off the couch.

36
A Rose And Charcoal Deodorant That's Made With Essential Oils

Go beyond basic deodorant and opt for this deodorant that's crafted with pure essential oils in scent blends designed by experienced perfumers. This rose-scented version features notes of lemon and bergamot with a base of cedar — but you can also opt for scents like coconut and mandarin, cedar and citrus, or lavender and eucalyptus.

37
This Cozy Heating Mat That Warms Up Your Feet

Place this heating pad and mat on any floor and use it to make cold feet warm and toasty. The pad is made of waterproof rubber material (which means it can hold its own in a garage or warehouse) and quickly heats up to 150 degrees Fahrenheit.

38
A Magnetic Car Phone Mount So You Can Attach And Detach With Just One Hand

Instead of using clips, this car phone mount uses magnets to hold your phone while you drive. Just attach the accompanying magnet to the back of your phone, and you'll be able to attach and detach your device with just one hand. The mount adheres directly to your car dashboard or front windshield, and it rotates 360 degrees so you can get a good view.

39
A Simple, Fun Card Game You Can Play Anywhere

If boredom kicks in — no matter where you roam — this simple, fun card game is here to liven up your day. Players receive a stack of cards that they keep face down. One by one, the players submit a card while yelling "taco, cat, goat, cheese, pizza!" — in that order. If a card matches your word, players race to slap their hands on the cards — and the last one to do so has to take the entire stack of cards.

40
This Anti-Chafe Balm Made From Plant-Based Ingredients

Stop chafing from ruining your perfectly nice day out with this anti-chafe balm, which comes in a conveniently portable package. Made from plant-derived ingredients, the balm can be applied anywhere you experience irritation from chafing — from your feet to your arms. The vegan formula is made without petroleum, lanolin, or mineral oils.

41
These Rollers For Essential Oils That Are Filled With Gemstones

Add your own essential oils to these rollers, and you can stick them into your bag and easily apply them no matter where you are. The set comes with six rollers, and each one is filled with a different gemstone. One reviewer wrote, "Pretty bottles and nice looking stones in it."

42
This Set Of Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oils That Covers All The Bases

This set comes with six essential oils: tea tree to eliminate bacteria, eucalyptus to purify the air, lavender to calm tension, peppermint to energize, lemongrass to promote restful sleep, and sweet orange to lift the spirits. The therapeutic-grade oils come with convenient 10-milliliter droppers and are stored in amber bottles to ensure longevity and integrity.

43
A Well-Designed Dustpan That Combs Debris From Your Broom

Streamline your cleaning routine with this broom and dustpan. The dustpan stands upright, so you don't have to bend over to use it — and features a built-in comb that brushes debris from the broom bristles. The broom comes with an optional extension pole for sweeping hard-to-reach places and locks onto the dustpan, so it won't tip over when you pause your sweeping.

44
This Weighted Bookmark For Studying Or Cooking

This weighted bookmark is a great way to hold books open when you're studying or cooking. Made from flexible rubber, it features a textured bottom and weighted ends that keep pages securely in place. Choose from red, clear, black, and green.