It's Shocking That All 37 Of These 5-Star Products On Amazon Are Under $15

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The phrase "it's worth every penny" is typically used to defend expensive items that are worth every one of the many pennies you'll spend on them. But you don't always have to break the bank. It's shocking that all of these five-star products on Amazon are under $15 — but it's also proof that quality and affordability are two words that can exist in the same sentence.

There's a lot of competition out there, in all shopping categories. To truly stand out and earn a five-star reputation on Amazon, the items on this list have proven themselves to be innovative products that range from random, but brilliant useful products to tools or creams that resemble the ones you already own, but are just a little bit more clever or of higher quality (and maybe even a lot less expensive).

Even if you didn't plan on snagging one of the best natural hand creams on the market, a gadget that can core pineapples in seconds, or three distinctive types of graters that will turn you into the most creative home chef on the planet, there's no doubt these items will come in handy and are just plain fun to use.

And considering their price tags — there isn't a product on this list that will run you more than $15 — you can't be blamed for wanting to stock up on useful, genius, and super affordable items.

1. A Knife Sharpening Rod So That Your Knives Are Always Ready

Utopia Kitchen 10 Inch Steel Knife Sharpening Rod, $12, Amazon

There's nothing worse (or more dangerous) than trying to prep food with a dull knife blade. No matter what knife you're using, this steel knife sharpening rod will make it so sharp it will slice through meat and veggies without any effort at all. The rod is dishwasher-safe and comes in 10- and 12-inch sizes (and both are under $15).


2. A Silk Sleep Mask That Blocks Out All Light

GSX-TT 100 Percent Silk Sleep Mask, $7, Amazon

Turn your bedroom into a pitch black oasis — even if your partner likes sleeping with the TV on — by pulling on this comfortable 100 percent silk sleep mask. The mask rests on your face without pinching your skin and blocks out light completely. It has adjustable straps and is made with double-sided mulberry silk. Because it doesn't touch your eyelids, you can also wear this when traveling, and it won't mess up your makeup.


3. An Intense Hand Treatment For Extremely Dry Skin

RipFix By Winnies, $14, Amazon

If your hands are rough, dry, and painful, your average water-based hand cream may not be effective enough to heal your skin. This intensive hand cream contains a hydrating blend of coconut oil, beeswax, camphor, tea tree oil, honey, and petroleum jelly that repairs skin protects it against more skin damage. It's great for dry hands, but also fantastic for rashes, eczema, chapped lips, and even tattoo aftercare.


4. A Brilliantly Handy Expandable Utensil Organizer

OXO Good Grips Expandable Utensil Organizer, $15, Amazon

Fit more utensils — neatly — into your kitchen drawer with this expandable utensil organizer, which has adjustable dividers that let you fit more forks, spoons, and knives into one compartment and that hold them in place so that they don't fall and make a mess (even if you stack them). The organizer comes in white and grey, and a 9.75-inch organizer that expands up to 16.25 inches to fit your drawers perfectly. One reviewer writes: "My flatware has never looked better!"


5. The Plug-In LED Night Lights With Adjustable Brightness

MAZ-TEK Plug-In LED Night Light, $13 (2 Pack), Amazon

Plug in these LED night lights in hallways, basements, stairways, and anywhere else you want a brighter path at night. You can adjust their brightness with a slide switch and the light is narrow, compact, and won't block the second outlet on your wall. These things will also last over 50,000 hours because they have a dawn-to-dusk sensor that activates the light only when it's needed.


6. These Incredibly Useful Kitchen Organizer Rack Holders

Simple Houseware Kitchen Cabinet Organizer Rack Holder, $15 (2 Pack), Amazon

If you've ever opened up your kitchen cabinet to find pots, pans, and lids in a state of chaos (or worse, tumbling over toward you) — these organizer rack holders will keep cookware neat and orderly. Each rack in the set has three compartments that fit cutting boards, lids, and pans. They have rubber feet and can be positioned neatly in your cabinets where you'll be able to find what you need in a flash.


7. The LED Light Flashlights That Fit Right On Your Keychain

Finware Mini LED Keychain Flashlight, $9 (5 Pack), Amazon

Put your mind at ease when you're traveling at night by attaching one of these mini LED keychain flashlights to your keychain and using it as an emergency light when you're fumbling with your keys or trying to find your car. The water-resistant keychain can light your path for 1 mile and has a 100,000-hour lifespan. They're also great for finding things in your purse, and reviewers love that there's a locking mechanism so you can light it for as long as you want without having to hold down a button.


8. A Collapsible Microwave Popcorn Maker With A Lid

The Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper, $15, Amazon

Pull out this silicone microwave popcorn popper with a lid on for movie night, and turn kernels into delicious freshly popped popcorn in minutes. The popper has convenient handles that are cool to the touch, comes in 14 colors, and — best of all — collapses flat so you can store it anywhere. It's also dishwasher-safe, and you can use it with or without oil.


9. That Magnesium Bath Flakes For A Detox Bath That Relieve Muscle Pain

Ancient Minerals Magnesium Bath Flakes, $9, Amazon

Create a soothing, detoxing bath experience by sprinkling these magnesium bath flakes into the tub or a foot tub. Magnesium is praised for its anti-stress properties and its ability to increase circulation — and if your muscles are aching from a long workout, be sure to soak for a few minutes in your magnesium bath for instant relief. Reviewers say it's a great way to DIY a magnesium spray, too, which can relieve headaches and pains: "Been suffering from migraines for 12 years and doctors have offered me no hope..I sprayed on my neck in a 20% solution flakes to 80% water in a spray bottle and carried it around. Whenever I felt tension in my neck I sprayed it on and that tension just melted away."


10. A Handy Cell Phone Mount For Your Car

Hoo Paul Car Phone Mount, $13, Amazon

It's dangerous, inconvenient, and illegal in some states (check your state's laws) to hold your phone while you're driving — this car phone mount will keep your device secure and steady so you can follow directions without using your hands. It features 360-degree rotation, a strong suction, and a three-in-one design so you can mount it on the wall or clip it to your car's vent, windshield, or dashboard. It also has a quick release button for one-handed removal, and works with a variety of different cell phones.


11. A Spice Drawer Organizer To Keep Spice Bottles Neat

YouCopia Spice Rack Drawer Liner, $15, Amazon

This creative spice organizer allows you to neatly fit up to 24 spice bottles flat in your kitchen drawer — without the hassle of them rolling around. You can trim the organizers to fit perfectly, and their foam design keeps bottle labels facing up toward you so that you no longer have to root around to find cinnamon or paprika.


12. An Apple Corer That Removes Fruit Cores In Seconds

Newness Focus On Stainless Steel Apple Corer, $8, Amazon

Pop this stainless steel serrated apple corer into your favorite fruit and emerge with its core seconds later. The corer has a durable, comfortable ergonomic handle that won't slip from your grip and makes it possible to enjoy pears and apples with less hassle and time spent prepping them. It's a great tool for anyone who loves to bake.


13. The Portable Massage Balls That Soothe Trigger Points And Boost Circulation

Physix Gear Massage Balls, $5, Amazon

This is possibly the most convenient, portable massager ever invented. This little massage ball has soothing and stimulating spikes that can reduce tension anywhere on your body, from your scalp all the way down to your feet. The ball comes in different sizes, colors, and degrees of firmness and helps promote better circulation — and it can handle 300 pounds of pressure, too.


14. These Three Grater Types For All Of Your Food Prep Needs

esLife Grater, $13 (3 Pack), Amazon

You'll get three stainless steel graters for one low price — and each features different blade shapes to get the most out of prepping different foods. With non-slip silicone handles, each of these graters can cut through lemon, cheese, garlic, ginger, coconut, chocolate, and more. They also come with protective covers so you can store them in drawers without fear of getting nicked.


15. A Resistance Band Set That Uses Your Own Body Weight To Increase Strength

asveryook Resistance Bands, $11 (5 Pack), Amazon

Resistance bands don't require the storage space you need when you own a set of weights, but these latex-free bands help you increase your strength using your own body weight. The portable resistance bands come in different resistance strengths that range from 5 to 40 pounds, and you can take them with you anywhere to get in a quick workout, even from a hotel room or your office.


16. A Collapsible Silicone Colander That'll Save You Plenty Of Space

Vremi Collapsible Colander, $12, Amazon

This silicone collapsible colander has an upright design, comes in three colors, and expands and collapses from 5 to 2 inches, so you can store it alongside your pots and pans. Its sturdy base makes it easier to prep food on your counter or in your sink, and it can hold up to 5 quarts of food. The one downside is that you can't clean this colander in your dishwasher, but it is really simple to wipe clean using soap, water, and a gentle sponge.


17. A Derma Roller For Your Face And Body

H-Art Derma Roller Kit For Face, $13, Amazon

Derma rolling — also known as microneedling — is an at-home skincare treatment that involves running hundreds of micro-needles along your skin to help serums and moisturizers penetrate better for softer, smoother skin. Don't worry — it doesn't hurt when you do it the right way (in other words, be gentle) and this affordable derma roller, which is designed with 540 titanium microneedles, can be used on both your face and body. It's great for minimizing pores, getting rid of acne scars, and can even be used on the scalp to help with thinning hair.


18. A 360-Degree Spinning Turntable For Spices And Condiments

mDesign Lazy Susan Turntable, $12, Amazon

Place this spinning lazy Susan turntable inside of your cabinets and fill it with spices and condiments. Not only will you save major storage space, but you'll also be able to find the ingredients you need a lot faster. The turntable is made from BPA-free, shatter-proof plastic that wipes clean with a sponge. It's even useful in bathrooms, craft rooms, and other places.


19. A Cool Mist Humidifier That You Can Take With You Anywhere

Innerest Portable Mini Humidifier, $15, Amazon

Humidifiers are great, but big, bulky models aren't always convenient. This portable mini cool mist humidifier works via USB cable and fits right on your bedroom or hotel nightstand or even in your car. It comes in white, pink, and blue — and even doubles as a night light. Reviewers love that it's lightweight and whisper-quiet.


20. This Clear Acrylic Lipstick Organizer For Up To 24 Lipsticks

Kryllic Acrylic Lipstick Organizer Display Holder, $9, Amazon

Organize all of your lipsticks in one place with this acrylic lipstick organizer, which features 24 slots for all of your favorite lip products, as well as mascara, nail polish, and eyeliners. It's incredibly sturdy, has three shelves of different heights so you can see everything, and is easy to clean with a damp cloth.


21. A Non-Stick Silicone Baking Sheet For Cookies

Gridmann Pro Silicone Baking Mat, $8 (2 Pack) Amazon

These non-stick baking mats are safe to use in heat up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit and allows you to use little to no oil or butter to bake food in the oven. It also ensures nothing will stick to your pans, which is excellent for backing cookies or roasting vegetables. Unlike aluminum foil or baking pans, these eco-friendly mats are also reusable and are even dishwasher-safe (top rack only).


22. A Makeup Brush Set With A Cute Holder

Kipozi Premium Makeup Brush Set, $10 (Set of 8), Amazon

Finding an eight-piece quality makeup brush set for less than a fortune is a little like finding a unicorn — but this set takes things one step further by including the cutest storage and carrying case. Made with synthetic fiber bristles, you'll get every brush you need for foundation, eyeshadow, blush, eyeliner, and more, as well as a faux leather PU case that is resistant to water and dust.


23. A Hanging Double-Sided Closet Organizer With Mesh Pockets For Easy Organization

MISSLO Durable Closet Organizer, $15, Amazon

Get more space out of your cramped closet with this hanging double-sided closet organizer, which features 15 mesh pockets that are deep enough to hold items like padded bras, scarves, and rolled-up T-shirts. The organizer is breathable and portable: simply remove it from your closet and pack it in your luggage. It can also roll up completely for easy storage.


24. This Natural Soap Bar That Has Just Four Ingredients

Bliss of Greece Organic Homemade Soap Bars, $13 (Set of 2), Amazon

You'll find just four natural, cold-pressed ingredients in these vegan organic soap bars — and they're so familiar you may even have them in your pantry: olive oil, coconut, castor, and lavender oil. Use them on your face and body to cleanse and hydrate dry skin without gluten, parabens, or chemicals. They're even great to treat skin conditions like eczema, rosacea, skin irritations, and hives.


25. A Scouring Pad That Removes Caked-On Messes Without Scratching Pans

The Crown Choice Non-Scratch Heavy Duty Scouring Pads, $14 (6 Pack), Amazon

If you've ruined your share of pots and pans while trying to get rid of caked-on grease and food with abrasive pads and sponges, try these non-scratch scouring pads out. In minutes — and without frustration or even soap — you'll get out the toughest stains and messes. These pads are safe for all surfaces, and you can even pop them into the dishwasher to give them a quick clean and prevent mold and mildew.


26. A Pocket-Size Screwdriver For Quick Fixes

Bostitch Office Stanley 4-In-1 Pocket Screwdriver, $9 (2 Pack), Amazon

This set of precision pocket-size screwdrivers has magnetic bits that hold onto and store screws. This mini tool fits right in your pocket or purse — and is super convenient to pull out any time you need to make a quick fix to your glasses, cell phone, or to add batteries to a device. It comes with four different screw heads, and one reviewer raves it's "cheap, light, and practical."


27. A Soothing Toner With Rosewater And Aloe

Mario Badescu Witch Hazel and Rosewater Toner, $14, Amazon

Calm sensitive, red skin and add a boost of hydration with this witch hazel and rosewater toner, which is ideal for all skin types. This formula blends soothing aloe and antioxidant rose oil and rebalances your skin after cleanser, while also prepping it for serums and moisturizers. It also helps the skin from drying out by protecting its moisture barrier, too.


28. The Silicone Gel Pads To Take Pressure Off Of Your Feet

Metatarsal Foot Pads, $13, Amazon

These soft gel foot pads keep pressure off your feet — and relieve any pain you may be experiencing from plantar fasciitis, bunions, calluses, and minor injuries. They're made from silicone and can stretch to accommodate most feet. They're also so comfortable, you'll be able to get away with wearing them under shoes.


29. A Microfiber Towel Set That Absorbs More Water And Repels Odors

Northbound Train Camping Towel Set, $15, Amazon

This set includes two microfiber towels — a large towel and a smaller sports towel. Both are highly absorbent and capable of absorbing eight times more water than most towels. Made with a zinc oxide coating, they dry really fast and repel germs and odors. Toss them in the accompanying mesh travel bag and take them camping, on trips, or to the gym.


30. The Better Kitchen Tongs That Keep Counters Clean And Store In A Snap

Polar Pantry Premium Silicone Kitchen Tongs, $14 (2 Pack), Amazon

Kitchen tongs aren't usually a gadget that gets people excited, but these silicone tongs are different. This set provides two pairs of cooking tongs in different sizes (a 9-inch and a 12-inch), both of which can withstand temperatures of up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. They feature a small kickstand to hold them up on counters, prevent messes, and a simple pull of a top ring locks the handles together, making them way easier to store than your average pair of tongs.


31. A Set Of Tongue Scrapers With A Carrying Case

MasterMedi Tongue Scraper, $10 (Set of 2), Amazon

Tongue scraping is an ancient Ayurvedic health ritual that involves literally scraping the tongue to get rid of bacteria for an even cleaner mouth and fresher breath. This tongue scraper set is simple to use, comes with its own carrying case, and will help remove plaque and germs more effectively than just cleaning with a toothbrush. The stainless steel construction also ensures a pain-free, comfortable experience.


32. A Bamboo Cutting Board That's Durable And Easy To Clean

Bamboo Cutting Board, $14, Amazon

An organic, eco-friendly bamboo cutting board is a kitchen necessity — because it can take more of a beating than maple wood or plastic and washes in a cinch with plain water and soap. This extra-large board has a non-slip base and is spacious enough to cut up, slice, and dice every ingredient you'll be using in your meal (and it even doubles as a serving tray).


33. A Pineapple Corer That Preps Pineapples In Seconds

Newness Focus on Stainless Steel Pineapple Corer, $10, Amazon

Admit it: there are times when you are tempted to buy a delicious pineapple from the grocery store but can't stand the thought of having to cut into it (a laborious process that takes forever). Buy that pineapple — and own this pineapple corer, which removes pineapple cores in seconds and makes prepping your pineapple a cinch. It's made of stainless steel, and the ergonomic handle makes the task easy on hands.


34. A Boar Body Brush That Exfoliates And Increases Circulation

Esup Body Brush, $14, Amazon

Brushing your body daily exfoliates your skin, gives blood circulation a boost, and can even help to remove impurities and toxins from your pores. This body brush has a long 40-centimeter handle that makes it easy to reach each area of your back and the backs of legs. It's also designed from quality bamboo with anti-microbial boar bristles that are resistant to mildew and mold.


35. The Natural Toothbrushes Made With Charcoal Bristles

Chic Roots Living Natural Bamboo Toothbrush Set, $15 (4 Pack), Amazon

Help the environment and get cleaner teeth at the same time — this four pack of sustainable bamboo toothbrushes are better for the planet than plastic varieties. They feature charcoal bristles that naturally remove bacteria and germs from teeth and gums, and they even come with a bamboo traveling case. This is an excellent toothbrush for sensitive mouths, and one reviewer writes: "Absolutely fantastic eco-friendly product both in design and in execution. Soft and wonderful to use, and the travel case is wonderfully designed."


36. A Cleaning Kit For Glasses, Phones & Computer Screens

Koala Kleaner Eyeglass Lens Cleaner, $12 (2 Pack), Amazon

There isn't a day that will go by when you won't find a way to use this eyeglass lens cleaning spray and microfiber cloths to polish everything from sunglasses and eyeglasses to your phone screen. Get rid of smudges and fingerprints fast, and benefit from really great value: you'll get two 8-ounce cleansers and two small cloths in one set.


37. A Useful AF Portable LED Lantern For Camping And Emergencies

Honest Outfitters LED Lantern, $11, Amazon

It's always a good idea to have an emergency lantern on hand just in case of a power outage (or maybe you're big-time into camping and need a water-resistant lantern that will last). This battery-powered portable LED lantern can keep your surroundings bright for up to 12 hours. It's also lightweight and collapses to a small size, making it perfect for travel.

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