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    43 Brilliant Products You'll Wish That *You'd* Invented

    Car seat gap fillers, an auto-shutoff outlet, a toilet nightlight, and more products that'll make you say, "wow, that's genius".

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A champagne stopper perfect for anyone who likes to enjoy a glass with dinner or mimosa with brunch — but doesn't want to feel pressure to finish the bottle in the same day. This little tool reseals it, so it stays fresh and bubbly for longer.

    Double image: On the left, model's hands around a champagne bottle with arrows pointing to where it is sealed and on the right, the hand and a red arrow showing how to press it down with the words 'Pump it'

    Plus, it has a date tracker in it, so you remember exactly when you opened it.

    Promising review: "I purchased this stopper after seeing one being used at a local wine-tasting event. I enjoy sparkling wines, but I either have to drink the whole bottle myself before it gets flat (ugh) or throw it out (terribly wasteful). This product was the answer to my problem! It is very easy to use and keeps my sparkling beverage fresh and bubbly! Definitely a must!" —MKC

    Get it from Amazon for $8.97 (available in two colors).

    2. A set of bed bands that'll work super hard to keep the corners of your fitted sheet in place so they don't pop off and try to escape every chance they get. Plus, this means you won't have to fight to get the sheet on all four corners as often — that itself is a chore.

    The underside of a mattress with a fitted sheet being held on by a bed band

    Promising review: "I have a pillow-top and pillow-bottom queen-sized bed that is a little too small for king sheets, and with queen sheets, I have battled to keep the sheets from popping off. I have tried everything! I was about to try to customize some king sheets because it was so frustrating. Then I saw this. It works. I was shocked. My sheets have not popped off once. I ordered this in February and it is May now — and they have not popped off once! They used to pop off EVERY...SINGLE...NIGHT. To say this is life-changing is not an exaggeration. Such a relief to be able to sleep through the night without ending up in rumpled sheets." —TinkerbellAPixie

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in four pack sizes, five colors, and two sizes).

    3. A Thaw Claw designed to defrost meat seven times faster. All you have to do is suction it to your sink, fill the sink with water, and then put the frozen food under the claw. It will be defrosted in no time — and you'll never have to scrap your dinner plans because you forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer last night...


    Promising review: "A package of frozen meat would have taken at least two days to thaw in the fridge. I used this for a 2-pound package a couple of days ago, and the meat was thawed within 90 minutes. One of the most practical kitchen gadgets I own." —Llda Schellhase

    Get it from Amazon for $19.95 (available in three colors).

    4. A Double Dipper dip clip you can clip to the air vent in your car to hold your favorite sauces for your fries and chicken tenders in the car, no prob. Road trips will NEVER be the same.

    the red dip clip with two slots and ketchup in each attached to the air vent in a car
    3D Printed by Brian / Etsy

    BTW — 3D Printed by Brian is a small biz that sells 3D-printed products from Fate, Texas!

    Promising review: "My husband rolled his eyes at me that I bought it but I have no regrets! Never again will I spill sauce on myself in the car. Has an even nicer, cleaner look than the picture in my opinion." —MadisonElaine98

    Get it from 3D Printed by Brian on Etsy for $5.95+ (available in single and double).

    5. A pasta-measuring tool here to save you from yourself when you are cooking pasta and usually just eyeball how many noodles to put in, ending up cooking enough for a family of six. This small device will make sure you make the right amount so you're not left with loads of leftovers.

    The tool with four differently sized holes to measure pasta meant for one, two, three, or four servings

    Promising review: "This is a lifesaver. I used to make more pasta than was necessary. Now I can make the perfect amount of pasta without looking like I’m trying to feed a whole army." —ashting

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    6. An EZ Off jar opener, because I can't be the only one who's abandoned making dinner and simply ordered takeout because I couldn't get a jar open.


    This little gadget can not only open jars, but also other hard lids (like on plastic bottles). Just put it in the corner and twist for easy opening.

    Promising review: "I bought this last year and have used it many times on many different lids, even use it to open gallon milk jugs when those pesky plastic attachments just won't seem to give. I haven't found anything I try that it won't open for me. No more banging on the counter, just hold it under my cabinet and slid it in the V-shaped opening, give it a little twist to open, hardly any effort at all. It was easy to attach under the cabinet, I put mine so the wide opening faces forward. I personally think every house should have one of these." —Addie

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    7. Wad-Free, which is about to change your laundry life. Don't believe me? This seemingly boring square thing attaches to the corners of your sheets to help them dry faster, be less wrinkled, and stop them from encompassing everything in the drier into a tangled mess. It's a pretty ~neat~ tool, if I do say so myself.

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer

    Plus, they're BPA-free, reusable, and created by a small business during the pandemic. 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    8. Some reusable heel inserts because it is the year 2021, and we are saying a big N-O to getting blisters while wearing shoes. These fit right into the heel and make sure your favorite cute flats are actually comfortable enough to walk in for longer than 10 minutes.,

    You get two nude, one black, and one clear insert sets.

    Promising review: "I bought some adorable flats online for a great price. Boy, did they rub my heels raw the first time I wore them. I tried to break them in by stretching them, etc. Still rubbed my heels raw. I thought I’d give these a go before giving up on the shoes altogether. Amazing! I wore my flats for several hours today. No pain. No raw skin." —Kip Karter

    Get a mixed pack of four from Amazon for $16.97.

    9. A cooler light so you can easily grab a hard seltzer without ~fishing~ your hand around the cold ice water for a good five minutes till you find your favorite flavor. It has an auto-shutoff after 20 seconds, so you won't drain the battery. Plus, it will impress your friends who open your cooler and immediately exclaim, "How ~cool~ is that?!?"

    One charge is good for 60 hours of white light and up to 31 hours of red light.

    Promising review: "This little cooler light is awesome! Gone are the days of 'Honey will you come hold the flashlight while I dig in the cooler?' It attached very easy; just peel and stick while making sure to keep the lens pointed down toward the contents of the cooler. The adhesive seems to be very strong and should stick for good! The light is motion activated and only turns on when you open the cooler and shuts off automatically when you close the lid, or after about 20 seconds of the lid being open. The light is super bright! It clearly lights the entire contents of the cooler! This was a great purchase and I have recommended this to my friends." —Jo

    Get it from Amazon for $10.16

    10. A freezer tray to store the extra herbs you buy when your recipe calls for four tablespoons of fresh parsley...but the grocery store only sells it in bushels meant to serve hundreds.

    A tray with four connected cups filled with herbs and a model's hands taking a few herbs out of one of the cups

    Promising review: "These little freezer cups are awesome. They make it really nice when you need some fresh herbs, and you don't want to run to the store all the time. Also, it makes it nice to freeze the fresh herbs I grow." —DUCK

    Get it from Amazon for $13.83.

    11. A Bracelet Mate so you're never stuck home alone struggling to put on a bracelet by yourself.

    Model using the tool to put on a small bracelet by themselves

    Promising review: "I can't believe I've waited this long to buy one of these. My eyesight is failing, including my depth perception, so wearing bracelets has been difficult unless they are slip-on. This jewelry helper is easy to use. Now I can wear bracelets again." —Cat Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99

    12. A pair of horizontal glasses to help you read, watch TV, or play games while in the perfect, most comfortable position possible. Plus, they prevent neck and eye strain!

    reviewer lying horizontally with a computer on their lap, and the black glasses on, making it easy for them to watch a show without straining their neck

    These glasses are great for everyone, but especially for people who are bedridden.

    Promising review: "I didn't know what I was missing until I used this. My life is now complete. If you enjoy comfort and lazy binge-watching but don't care how ridiculous you look wearing these, then you have found Nirvana. My glasses fit in these just fine. Takes a minute to get used to, then it becomes your reason to live. Expect people to laugh at you, but forgive them for they know not what they are missing." —Michael Boyd

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99.

    13. A large teardrop sponge designed with an adjustable strap, making it so much easier to apply your foundation because you know you won't get it all over your fingers. Plus, the sponge is made to prevent product waste, and the round and pointed ends mean you can get into all the details of your face.

    Gripless Beauty

    BTW — Gripless Beauty is a Black woman–owned business! The sponges are vegan and cruelty-free.

    Get it from Gripless Beauty for $10.99.

    14. A pair of wireless sleep headphones so you can listen to music, a podcast, or even white noise to help you fall asleep without having to lay on uncomfortable earbuds that die in the middle of the night and wake you up in a panic with the "doo doot" sound.

    A model sleeping with the headphone band around their ears

    The headphones connect via Bluetooth and have 33 feet of wireless range (meaning your phone doesn't have to be right next to you). The controls are on the forehead, which makes it comfortable for back and side sleepers, and they are made to block out ambient noise.

    Promising review: "I usually never write reviews, but, hot damn, these are a game changer! I sleep on my side and the speakers are comfortable to lay on. My only criticism is that the control panel should be padded somehow because it can get uncomfortable on for forehead/hairline area, but not so much that you can't fall asleep/renders them unusable." —Monique Vego

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in nine colors). 

    15. A Bluapple produce extender that works for three months to keep your produce from wilting when you look away for one second. Now you'll actually be able to enjoy all the fresh produce you bought with your hard-earned money.


    OK, I know that's not how it works, but doesn't it feel like that's how it works sometimes??? This absorbs ethylene gas that would otherwise ripen your fruits and vegetables. It's safe to put in the fridge or even in a fruit bowl. Each packet lasts three months.

    Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

    16. AirFly, a wireless transmitter that'll connect your AirPods (or any other wireless headphones) to the headphone jack on the flight so you can enjoy all the free entertainment without being forced to bring two sets of headphones or use the crappy ones they have the AUDACITY to charge for on some flights.

    the AirFly Pro plugged into a screen on a plane

    It also comes with a USB-C charging cable, travel pouch, keychain holder, quick-start guide, and a manual.

    Promising review: "I love this gadget ... I fly a lot and this works on the majority of wide-body planes I’ve taken over the past six months. Just plugs into one of the three-prong outlets (or single outlet in economy) and you can connect any Bluetooth device. Doesn’t always connect on the first try as I have multiple devices that my headphones are searching for, but if you turn off all other devices it seems to connect right away. Once connected, it works for many hours. A few planes I’ve taken recently (Qatar Airways) have USB charge points so close to the headphone jack that you can even plug it in while its working and never lose the charge. Highly recommend for travelers." —Joseph Sikorsky

    Get it from Amazon for $32.18+ (available in five styles). 

    17. A hard-boiled egg timer so you don't have to google "How to make hard-boiled eggs?" every time you try because you can never remember how long it takes. Just plop this in the water with your eggs, and the color will change to show you how boiled they are, taking all the guesswork out of it. It's an ~egg-cellent~ lil' gadget, I say.

    reviewer image of timer sitting in pot with two eggs boiling

    Promising review: "Is this 100% necessary? No...however, it does make one thing a little easier for me in the morning. Instead of watching the pot and waiting for the water to boil to start the timer you can just put the NobelEgg in the pot with your eggs, start the heat and just wait for your eggs to be done. Cant wait to give some as gifts!" —BaileyBoo

    Get it from Amazon for $6.98.

    18. The Wand, a handheld filter designed to remove histamines and sulfite preservatives, which are the ingredients in wine that can cause you to wake up with a nasty headache and hangover. It's also supposed to bring oxidized (aka bad) wine back to life so you don't have to dump that bottle you didn't quite get a chance to finish.

    Three glasses of wine with the silver wands in each

    Promising review: "I was skeptical while purchasing these but OH MY GOSH WHAT A GAME-CHANGER! I normally flush terribly with wine and even sometimes can get a runny nose. I was completely fine and skipped the next-day headache. These little guys are amazing." —Amanda Shumaker

    Get a three-pack from Amazon for $11.99.

    19. A luggage-mounted cup caddy so you have a place to hold your coffee (and water or snacks!) while you make your way through the never-ending terminal to find your gate. You'll never spill your coffee while trying to answer a text again!

    reviewer image of the cup holder attached to a suitcase with a Starbucks drink in it

    Promising review: "This cup holder is perfect! It helps me a lot! Last time I took a plane with a suitcase and a cup of coffee, I dropped and spilled my drink everywhere when it was my turn to check my passport and ticket. It was a nightmare! This time, I bought this cup holder to do me a favor! I don't have to worry about where my cup and phone are! I can free my hands to do other things. I love it so much! Hope you love it too." —Philip

    Get it from Amazon for $15.99 (available in eight colors). 

    20. A portable paw cleaner you most definitely need if your pup seems to go out of their way to find mud when you're out on a walk and then won't sit still while you try to towel them off. Just fill this cleaner with water, dunk their paw in, and the silicone bristles will do all the hard work for you and get the mud off.

    No more muddy pawprints showing up all over your home!

    Promising review: "I have four dogs in NYC. I have to wash their feet after every walk because the streets are so filthy. It would take me about 10 to 15 minutes to clean their paws with a spray bottle and towel. Now, it takes about five minutes. And the towel doesn’t end up filthy. The dirt gets caught in the cup. Plus the dogs seem to like it. The silicone bristles must feel good. A huge thumbs-up!" –Sandra

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in three sizes and six colors).

    21. Stila Stay All Day waterproof liquid eyeliner so good, it won't budge, even if your boyfriend takes you out to dinner where you think he's going to propose, but instead he dumps because you're not "serious" enough.

    A collection of the eyeliner pens, half with their caps off, showing the thin tip
    stila Cosmetics / Via

    Don't worry, this eyeliner will look just as good when you graduate from Harvard Law School as valedictorian and he graduates with no job offers. 💁‍♀️

    Promising review: "This eyeliner is so easy to apply that the blind can use it! I'm legally blind and do my makeup by feel. Eyeliner is the hardest to do, so I've gone without for years. I decided to give this one a shot based on the reviews and was not disappointed. It came out great and was so easy to apply! I'm so happy to be wearing eyeliner again!" —Lowe Family

    Get it from Amazon for $22 (available in three styles and eight colors).

    To learn more, read BuzzFeed's full review of Stila's liquid eyeliner here.

    22. A handheld bag sealer here to ensure you never get excited to eat your favorite chili-and-lime tortilla chips from Trader Joe's, only to realize that they've gone stale with the lackluster bag clip you have. This small device uses heat to reseal any bag, leaving whatever's inside fresh and ready for you to enjoy.,

    And BTW, there's a button at the bottom that slides to reveal a razor blade — so just be careful!

    Promising review: "This thing is super nifty. I've used it on all sorts of bags and it really does seal them. If you don't slide it quick enough it sometimes melts a hole just above the seal but even when that happens, the bag stays sealed. You can easily reopen the bag by pulling on the sides like you normally would. Once you get the hang of it, you'll wonder how you lived without this thing. This is such a useful little gadget." —Darlena

    Get it from Amazon for $14.97 (available in four colors).

    23. An easily washable drip catcher made to fit around your faucet to stop water from pooling around it every time you do the dishes. It's the small things in life that make the biggest difference.

    Two Lilacs Studio / Etsy

    BTW —Two Lilacs Studio is a small biz based in Saint Helens, Oregon.

    Promising review: "LOVE these splash catchers! They save me from having to chase the puddles that form around the base of our faucet before they start creeping over the counter. So reasonably priced, made well with neatly finished edges, and packaged with gift-ready care." —Alina

    Get it from Two Lilacs Studio on Etsy for $12+ (available in four sizes and six colors).

    24. A knit satin-lined winter beanie to not only keep your head warm but also protect your hair from damage and moisture loss. Say goodbye to hat hair. That will not be a problem anymore. 🙌

    Beautifully Warm

    BTW — Beautifully Warm is a Black family–owned business making satin-lined hats including the knit style (shown above), a backless baseball cap style, and even a kids style.

    Promising review: "I got this hat in the mail right after braiding my hair into extensions. It has saved my hair! My braids have been in for two weeks already and thanks to the satin-lined hats, it looks like I just did it yesterday! Need more colors! Thanks for looking out for the curly-headed girls." —Chelsea M.

    Get it from Beautifully Warm for $14.99+ (available in four colors and styles) or from Amazon for $30.99 (available in 10 colors and packs of two).

    25. A universal nail polish bottle handle to give you a ~hand~ while painting your nails by giving you more control, so both hands come out looking like you got a professional mani.

    A model using the handle on the top of a nail polish bottle to paint their right hand
    Olive & June

    I'm a big fan of this nail polish bottle handle, aka "The Poppy," and so are some of my colleagues. I know I'm not the only one that struggles to paint my nails with my nondominant hand. And this thing really does help. It fits on the bottle after you remove the over-cap and really stabilizes the brush and makes it easier to hold in your hand, thus making it easier to get an even coat. This means both hands come out beautiful. Trust me — it really does make a difference.

    Promising review: "This is a game-changing product! Painting with my nondominant hand is so much easier and looks so much better than it's ever been! I'll never paint without it again!" —rebecca h.

    Get it from Olive & June for $16.

    26. A set of seat gap fillers so you'll never experience the feeling of having your phone fall between the seat while you're driving, knowing it's going to take about 10 minutes to retrieve it from the black hole down there.

    Reviewer pic of the black gap filler in between the seat and console in a car

    Promising review: "These things are amazing!! My Explorer has an abyss under the seat. If anything drops, it’s gone forever! These stay in place way better than expected. I won’t go without them ever!" — Kaci A.

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $24.99.

    27. A Stealth core trainer perfect for anyone who needs a litttttle extra motivation to get a workout in. This tool is a video game balancing board where you use your abs to get high scores. How cool is that?!?

    model on the triangular-shaped yellow board with black mats for arms and a phone in the middle

    Don't forget to download the app before you get started so you can play the four free games!

    BuzzFeed Shopping writer Mallory Mower says: "Getting a Stealth board was the very best thing that has happened to me during quarantine. Mixing the fun of games on your phone with the natural endorphins you get from exercising is, to put it lightly, genius. I have two in my home, and my husband and I compete daily to see who can last the longest. My favorite game is the paragliding challenge, he's into the planet-blasting space adventure. Nerd."

    Get it from Amazon for $129.

    28. The Safety Nailer, which is about to be your new favorite tool when using a hammer and nail. I can't be the only one that avoids using a hammer and nail because I'm terrified of slamming the hammer into my fingers, right? RIGHT?!?!?


    Promising review: "I have this and the finish-nail size and they are both great! I have nerve pain in my hands and the Safety Nailer removes any chance of me banging my fingers with a hammer. What a relief!! It’s great for those of us who are not as dexterous as we once were. One of the best construction gadgets I’ve ever purchased." —w4shep

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $17.98.

    29. A Pet House candle because even if you love them dearly, your pets can still make some of the worst odors ever, and nobody should have to live with that. This candle is specifically designed to tackle those smells, so you'll want to stock up on a couple of the scents.

    reviewer pic of their pup lying on the ground with the clear glass candle between their paws

    Promising review: "No buyer's remorse here! I will buy this candle again and again and again... OMG! Love! I bought the Lilac Garden, wow, it smells amazing!! I bought due to us living in our RV after selling our home and waiting for weather to allow us to move up north. We have a few dogs in this small space, ugh, by golly, you walk in the door now and smell fresh-cut lilac, candle style. Most defiantly will order again. I would gift it to a friend for sure — that's if I don't keep it for myself instead LOL!" —2XArmyDrills

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99 (available in 27 scents).

    And read one BuzzFeed editor's full Pet House Candle review here.

    30. An inverted umbrella designed to fold the part that gets wet down, which keeps you (and the floor) around you dry.

    The umbrella with a black outside and red inside open and then closed next to it, showing how it closes in on itself

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my umbrella!! I love that it keeps me drier getting out of the car when it's raining, and I get to see the pretty design on the inside when it's open! I love the handle, too. It makes it so easy to carry things by freeing up my hand. I LOVE it! I got one, and now my mom, aunt, and grandmother all have one too! It’s so cute I want it to rain more so I can use it! I definitely would recommend it. I love that the company got in touch with me to make sure everything went OK and asked if I had any complaints or concerns. I definitely 100% recommend it. Just go ahead and buy it already because you know you want it!" —Dmeredith17

    Get it from Amazon for $23.98 (available in 38 colors/patterns).

    31. A knife specifically designed to make a clean cut through tomatoes so you don't have the juice squirting out everywhere, making a mess in your kitchen. You'll be surprised just how much of a difference this makes when crafting your delicious salad for lunch.

    Amazon, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    Promising review: "I love this knife! I stumbled upon a description when I was shopping for a sushi knife. It was so cheap, I decided to take a chance. Wow. It is such a great little knife. Yes, it works perfectly on soft tomatoes. But, to be honest, I use it for many other fruits and vegetables. It is amazingly sharp, the serrated edge is very effective, and it has a great feel in my hand." —Jane S.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.75.

    32. A Kettle Gryp great for anyone who wants to try a kettlebell workout without having to commit to buying another piece of heavy equipment. This device wraps around a dumbbell to transform it into a kettlebell and make it super easy to hold on to.,

    Promising review: "I've recently gotten into kettlebell training, and I've been trying to find 15-lb kettlebells to purchase, but can't find them anywhere. I do have a complete set of dumbbells from 5 lbs up, and with the help of the Kettle Gryp, I can quickly turn the plain vanilla hex dumbbell into a kettlebell within seconds. I really love the versatility of this product and am delighted that I won't ever have to buy kettlebells ever again. These really maximize the utility of my already existing dumbbells and save me tons of money. They are also durable and easy to use. Thumbs up!" —Jonathan G. Smith

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    33. A StirMate automatic pot stirrer that'll basically be your sous-chef when you don't have any help in the kitchen, as it stirs whatever is in your pot while you focus on the next steps in your recipe.

    The device self-adjusts to fit pots from 6–12 inches in diameter and 3–9 inches in depth. The motor will stir for up to 13 hours per charge and then only takes 30 minutes to recharge.

    Promising review: "I love this device. It will slave over the stove stirring your soups, sauces, and candies all day without a complaint or tiring. Now I cook things that I enjoyed serving and eat but hated all that stirring. No more burnt pots and ruined recipes due to under-stirring. It’s a little costly, but once you use it, you will never be without it. I may even buy another one to handle all of my stirring. This would also make a perfect gift." —Steve Bruss

    Get it from Amazon for $57.55.

    34. A digital tape measure to help you measure exactly so you're not guessing and hoping for the best when you buy furniture that you *think* will fit in your home.

    The thin square tape measure with digital reading on top being used to measure a piece of wood
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "This saves soooooo much time and is so exact. I put a chair rail in my daughter's room, and I did not have to keep going up and down the stairs to remeasure as I’ve done in the past. The saw only had to cut precise measurements and angles once. Love it!" — Josh

    Get it from Amazon for $32.99 or the Grommet for $29.95.

    35. A rechargeable lighter so you can light candles in seconds with a simple switch. Then when it runs out, you simply have to charge it instead of going out to buy a new one.

    Heather Braga / BuzzFeed, Amazon

    Promising review: "We've bought several of these, and they work better than expected and are so much more efficient than the disposable butane lighters. They're easy to charge and light candles almost as fast as butane, but last many times longer." —Seussbd

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    36. A vibrating alarm clock you need if you get up super early in the morning and want to save your relationship from the wrath of the partner who usually gets rudely woken up before they need to be.

    Person getting out of bed early without disturbing sleeping partner

    Plus, if you have trouble waking up in the morning, this alarm can be VERY loud *and* shake the bed, so even the heaviest of sleepers will be woken up.

    Promising review: "This alarm clock has been a lifesaver/marriage-saver, LOL! My husband wakes up for work super early, and every morning, he would wake myself and my infant son up with his obnoxious alarm clock! I started to look into a vibrating alarm and decided on the Sonic Bomb to use the vibration feature only, and let me tell you IT WORKS, and IT'S AWESOME!!! If you need a tactile alarm clock, I would definitely recommend the Sonic Bomb!" —Jessica

    Get it from Amazon for $34.29+ (available in six colors).

    37. An auto-shutoff outlet for anyone who has stopped in a cold panic after they leave their house trying to remember if they've turned off their curling iron or straightener (🙋🏻‍♀️). Simply put this in the outlet, plug your device in, and hit the button to set the timer. Then you can go about your day knowing that you won't accidentally burn your house down.


    That can't be a fear just I have, right? Right??? You can set the timer on this for one, two, four, or eight hours, or just put it on hold.

    Promising review: "Due to MS and just being busy, I keep forgetting to unplug my straightener before I leave, so it's on all day! This is perfect for me. You have to press a button on the unit to select a time for it to power the unit, working only as long as you select. Adding this step has been helpful in reminding me to unplug the darn thing when I'm done, but I know that if I should forget my hot iron will only be on for a total of an hour. I wish it had smaller increments of time, but I won't complain." —Carly

    Get it from Amazon for $11.60.

    38. A Kochblume spill stopper you can put on top of your pot and then walk away knowing that the water won't overflow onto the stove whenever it finally decides to boil.

    The spill stopper in red on top of a pot on a stove with water boiling inside, illustrating that it will not boil over

    Promising review: "Wow wow wow, I have no words to describe how great this product is. I'm a mom with a large family who cooks and bakes all the time, and there is never a time that something doesn't spill over even when standing and watching the pot. With this, life has just gotten easy. I think I'm throwing out all my pot covers after using this." —Rackel

    Get it from Amazon for $18.72+ (available in three sizes and three colors)

    39. A dog waste bag holder to give you a spot to stash that stinky bag of poo so you don't have to awkwardly hold it in your hand (but as far aways as possible) until you find a trash can to throw it into.

    Model holding leash with waste bag carrying attached
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "If you walk your dog, this is a very handy item that attaches easily to the leash and provides a discreet way of getting your dog's poop home neatly." —Wilma

    Get it from the Grommet for $9.95 (available in five colors).

    40. A toilet night-light designed with a sensor so it will turn on as soon as you stumble into the bathroom, eyes closed. You won't have to turn on the light, which always wakes you up, causing it to take longer for you to fall back asleep.

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    It is an LED light and has 16 colors that can either be solid or rotate between all of them. 

    Promising review: "This seemingly silly little gadget has turned out to be great! The light level (brightness) can be dimmed down if desired, and the color can be set to whatever you want, but the bottom line is that you don't need to turn on a bright overhead light (which wakes me up and makes me angry, not a good combination) when you need to go into the bathroom at night. Cleaning it is a breeze, too; what seems like it's going to be a problem...isn't. I can't recommend this toilet night-light highly enough, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. Could be on the gift list this December." —Wandergurrlee

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    41. And a Bartesian cocktail machine ideal for anyone who loves a good craft cocktail but doesn't want to have all the ingredients at all times for them. This machine will make your favorite cocktail — from a whiskey sour to a cosmopolitan — in seconds with only a push of a button. Happy hour at home just became happier hour.

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    After you fill up the machine with alcohol (which is not included), all you have to do is insert a cocktail capsule, choose your preferred strength, and press mix. Plus, it automatically cleans itself after each cocktail and has dishwasher-safe parts for easy care.

    Promising review: "My entire family and I are extremely satisfied with the Bartesian cocktail machine. I bought this late November but could not provide a review as this was a family Christmas gift. When it was finally unwrapped and open it up, everyone was surprised excited and wanted a drink. With six adults in the family, we all had our favorite. I bought six different cocktail mixes (cosmopolitan, whisky sour, sex on the beach, rum breeze, uptown rocks, and Long Island iced tea). We tried them all and every cocktail turned out fantastic!! I would recommend this machine to anyone who enjoys quality cocktails." —Doug

    Get it from Amazon for $349.85.

    And read BuzzFeed's full review of the Bartesian cocktail maker here.

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