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    24 Things From Small Businesses On The Grommet You’ll Be Glad You Own

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    1. A wooden cat eyeglass holder so you'll never lose your glasses ever again. Besides being super useful, this wooden kitty is sure to bring you a ton of smiles.

    Dark brown wooden cat holding up black and yellow glasses
    Matr Boomie/The Grommet

    It's from Matr Boom, a small Indian-owned business founded by Manish Gupta, to empower artisans in India. The shop specializes in a variety of handmade goods.

    Promising review: "I love this little kitty! Every night when I put my glasses on her, it makes me smile. Made of beautiful wood, nice quality carving." —Alice

    Get it from Matr Boomie for $39.

    2. A key-sized multi-tool that'll easily fit in your pocket and has over 16 different functions. BRB, buying these for everyone I know.

    Carve Design / The Grommet

    It's called the GeeKey and was created by Carve Design — a small business based in Woodinville, Washington. The tool operates as a bottle and can opener, screwdriver tip (that'll work on #2/3 slotted, #2 square driver, #2/3 Phillips, and #2/3 Phillips/slotted or Phillips/square), a wire stripper, and more. 

    Promising review: "I absolutely love my keychain multi-tool. Great gift, and everyone should have one with them everywhere they go!" —Lisa

    Get one from Carve Design for $22.95.

    3. A wine bottle refrigerator storage rack to help you put half-used vino in a fridge that's lacking room for it to stand up. This space-saving item will have you wondering why you hasn't gotten it sooner

    A clear wine bottle holder that allows the bottle to lay almost flat but at a slight angle, as it would in most wine cellars
    Wine Saver/ The Grommet

    Manufactured in Ohio, Wine Saver, is a female-founded business makes wine storage containers in multiple sizes.

    Promising review: "Not sure how I lived so long without this product. Great quality. Keeps my open wine bottle in one place, no more rolling around leaking in my fridge. It also helps to maximize the space in my fridge. Love love love this" —Kristen

    Get it from Wine Saver for $16.95+ (available in two sizes).

    4. A cutting board with a folding strainer, so you can chop and wash with ease. Non-slip and made with BPA-free materials, this might just become your favorite kitchen gadget yet.

    TNK/ The Grommet

    It's from TNK, a Netherlands-based business that helps people cook more efficiently with multi-use kitchen tools.

    Promising review: "I love the corner on this cutting board. I can push things I've cut up in that corner and they don't fall off onto the counter, then use the corner as a colander when I wash them!" —Ruth

    Get it from TNK for $24.95 (also available in green).

    5. A pair of slipper socks that'll be perfect for cozying up in with a book in one hand, and of course, hot cocoa in the other. Bonus: They've got grippers on the bottom, so you won't slip.

    A pair of red, black, gray and white fuzzy socks
    PUDUS/The Grommet

    These socks are from PUDUS, a family-owned business based in Canada. In addition to offering socks, the brand also has other winter accessories like hats, mittens, scarves, slippers, and ponchos.

    Promising review: "Warm, soft, cuddly soft. I love these for cold mornings when the furnace has not yet removed the chill. They fit well and have good grippers on the sole, helping to avoid a slip." —Pat

    Get it from PUDUS for $20 (available in 17 colors).

    6. A detergent cup holder so your cleaning solution won't end up dripping all over your floor. Just attach it to your jug and you're good to go.

    left side shoes a detergent just with some dripping on the floor and the right shows the cupholder attached to the jug and catching the drippings
    Tidy-Cup/The Grommet

    It's from Tidy-Cup, a small business that specializes in laundry products. All items are made in the USA, btw!

    Promising review: "Fits well and holds measuring cup securely. Freed up shelf space and eliminated the mess that always soiled where the measuring cups previously sat." —Bob

    Get it from Tidy-Cup for $10. 

    7. A strucket — that's "strainer" and "bucket" in one — to make hand-washing your clothes easier. You'll be able to soak, wash, and rinse all in one container.

    Strucket/ The Grommet

    The Strucket was created by Kelly Lavery — a mom of three based in Australia — after having to hand-wash a lot of her babies’ clothing. The brand has a focus on cleanliness and sustainability.

    Promising review: "I have a lot of hand-washing tasks that need quick attention. Strucket provides just the answer, and without a lot of complexity or heavy lifting. All in one tool for soak, wash, and rinse is just what I needed. We have used ours for about a year and don't want to go back to the old technique. Saves time and effort for such a common task." —Michael

    Get it from Strucket for $59.95 (available in three colors).

    8. A set of granite coasters for when you want a drink after a long day. Each set comes with two solid granite chilling stones (to keep your drink at the optimal temperature), two granite coasters, and two recycled glass tumblers.

    A dark gray and light gray coaster with tumblers and stones
    Sea Stones/ The Grommet

    These are made in the USA by Sea Stones, a family-owned small business that offers a range of handmade home decor and barware items inspired by the forests and seacoast of New England.

    Get a set from Sea Stones for $37

    9. A stretchy belt to provide the ultimate finishing touch for your favorite outfits. These belts also coe in so many colors, so you can 100% find one to match your aesthetic. Goodbye, bulky buckles!

    Unbelts / The Grommet

    Btw, the Unbelts brand is a small business that works with local women in China to produce goods. It's also a B-Corp, meaning it ensures safe working conditions for employees and also pays them fair wages.

    Promising review: "I really appreciate the fact that it lays flat. Does stretch somewhat over time (as expected), but it's fully adjustable and works great. I always keep a spare on hand because I can't be without it." —Cheryl

    Get it from Unbelts for $39 (available in 43 colors).

    10. Lock and secure earring backings, so you never have to worry about those precious accessories ever again. CC: Kim Kardashian. Bonus: The backs will also provide extra support for heavier earrings.

    Chrysmela/ The Grommet, Chrysmela / The Grommet

    They'll come in platinum- or gold-coated surgical stainless steel and are from Chrysmela, a Japan-based small business founded by Eri Kikunaga.

    Promising review: "These are the most secure earring backs I've seen. They are comfortable and ensure you'll never lose another earring. I really like these. It took a few tries to realize how to release them, but easy now. Also keeps heavier earrings from sagging down." —Jill

    Get it from Chrysmela for $50.

    11. A set of magnetic push pins to hang your favorite wall art print without ruining it. Not only are these easily moveable, but they're also reusable, so you'll have them for years to come. Say goodbye to pin marks forever.

    Model using silver and white push pins to hang up colorful art
    The Magnetack /The Grommet

    These genius things are from  The Magnetack, a small business founded by Bryan Pinchuk who wanted a way to display his concert tickets and posters marring them with pushpin holes.

    Promising review: "I have a new corkboard, as well as a metal surface, so I am excited to hang some reference maps and pictures without any damage. I ordered multiple packs and am very happy!" —J

    Get a four-pack from The Magnetack for $7.95+ (available in three sizes).

    12. A self-watering tabletop planter so your plant won't go thirsty even if you forget to water it for the thousandth time. Bonus: These look super sleek and modern, so they're a great centerpiece for your dining room or kitchen table.

    CREO/ The Grommet

    It's from CREO a brand founded by Hooman Koliji that sells a variety of funky-shaped planters that'll catch everyone's eyes. 

    Get it from CREO for $119+ (available in two styles and three colors).

    13. A produce protector and ripening buddy to get your favorite fruit ready to eat. Not only will this buddy do its job, but it's also super adorable.

    A brown and black bear fruit sock
    The Avocado Sock/The Grommet

    These wooly buddies are from The Avocado Sock, a brand that specializes in its sock for avocados but also makes different cute designs for other produce.

    Get it from The Avocado Sock for $17.

    14. An olive boat and pit port for all who want to indulge in those tiny green things sans littering the table with pits afterward. It'll also work for cherries!

    An olive boat with olives on a table.
    corico/The Grommet

    The olive boat is from a small business called Corico. The founder, Claire Alba, created it after seeing how ugly olive pits looked on a table spread at an event. The brand also creates homeware and jewelry. 

    Promising review: "Just love this dish. Serves up olives and hides the unsightly seeds. Plain white so it can coordinate with any decor. Very glad I purchased!!!" —Pamela

    Get it from Corico for $29.95.

    15. A pair of finger-protecting gardening gloves so you don't get soil trapped underneath your nails. They're also designed to mold to your hand better so they won't slip off.

    Dig It Apparel/The Grommet

    They're by Dig It Apparel, a small business that sells a little bit of everything — including garden gloves, skincare, sun safety products, and beyond.

    Promising review: "These gloves are so good for gardening. My fingers have poked holes in so many other pairs of gardening gloves, but these are stronger with padding in the fingertips. No more dirt under fingernails for me."—Elizabeth

    Get a pair from Dig It Apparel for $19.95 (available in three sizes and four colors).

    16. A pack of biodegradable hair ties made with natural organic cotton that will decompose properly into the earth upon disposal so you won't feel bad about inevitably losing one. Bonus: They're nice and thick!

    Model holding a pack of black hair ties
    Terra Ties/ The Grommet

    These are made by Terra Ties, a small business based in Minneapolis and founded by Jamie Sherwood and Jack Mann who want to help create a plastic-free world.

    Promising review: "I love how sturdy these ties are - nothing can snap them. The fact that they are biodegradable means I also feel good about using them, not creating more waste." —Allison

    Get a pack of 27 hair ties from Terra Ties for $14.95.

    17. A 3-in-1 burger press so you can make sliders, regular-sized ones, or the stuffed patties of your dreams.

    BBQ Dragon

    It's from BBQ Dragon, a small family-run business founded by brothers, George, and Bruce Prior. The brand features a line of grilling accessories to help you cook more efficiently.

    Promising review: "works as advertised. it great having evenly cooked burgers..." —Phil

    Get it from BBQ Dragon for $19.95.

    18. A planner that'll help you get your life together because we both know it's time. (Don't worry, because: same.) You won't even have to wait until the new year to start using this since it features undated pages.

    A black notebook with green bookmark
    Passion Planner/ The Grommet

    The Passion Planner brand was created by Angelia Trinidad. You'll find planners in a variety of sizes and patterns. Some super cool features are the undated monthly overviews, undated weekly spreads set up in half-hour intervals, a "passion roadmap" to help with goal setting, a section dubbed "infinite space of possibility" to get your thoughts out, spots for to-do lists, and even motivational quotes throughout to keep you going!

    Promising review: "My adult daughter screamed, upon opening her Passion Planner. It was made exactly for her--a consummate list maker published author, home-school teacher, etc." —Kathleen

    Get it from Passion Planner for $30 (available in three sizes).

    19. A pair of blue-light-blocking glasses because you could probably use these after staring at screens all day long. You'll get a ton of compliments while wearing these during your next Zoom meeting.

    Model wearing blue light glasses and denim shirt
    MarsQuest/The Grommet

    They're from MarsQuest, a Canada-based company that sells a variety of blue-light glasses for both adults and children.

    Promising review: "If anyone is struggling with screen fatigue, I highly recommend these. I was starting to get migraines with aura on a daily basis, and these glasses were a game-changer. They are lightweight and stylish and truly a godsend." —Kate

    Get a pair from MarsQuest for $40 (available in three styles and four colors).

    20. An insulated cocktail shaker made with pro-grade stainless steel and topped off with its own measuring system so you won't need shot glasses or anything else to get the drink mixed just right.

    An insulated cocktail shaker on a table with a drink and food.
    Elevated Craft/ The Grommet

    The shaker is the flagship product from Elevated Craft, an Arizona-based small business that plans to launch more barware to help you create unforgettable drinking experiences. 

    Promising review: "We have two of these, one for our home & one for the boat slip. This shaker is the best thing that I have purchased in a long time. You don't have to have shot glasses or measuring cups to make a drink. Add it all in with the lid measurer and shake. Your good to go!!! LOVE IT" —Staci

    Get it from Elevated Craft for $70

    21. An all-in-one sifting litter box system that'll keep your home as clean and fresh as it was pre-cat. Made from 99% recycled cardboard, the system will eliminate the need for a scooper, liner, or tray. It's also water- and leak-resistant and can be reused for four to six weeks.

    Model using brown litter box
    Kitty Sift/The Grommet

    It’s from Kitty Sift, a small business founded by animal shelter volunteer, Carrie Van Wert, who makes cat products in an eco-friendly and sustainable way.

    Promising review: "I just used this litter box system, and I can already tell that this will save me a LOT of work and hassle! It works great, and I have already ordered two more! This is a great product. I hope you keep making these for a LONG time!" —Margo

    Get it from Kitty Sift for $25.95.

    22. A rechargeable electric candle lighter to light up the candles in your space with ease. It's odor, butane-, and flame-free.

    Model holding a white lighter.
    Nomatiq/ The Grommet

    It's from Nomatiq, a Brooklyn-based design studio that actually creates smoking accessories, tools, and other lifestyle goods like this one. 

    Get it from Nomatiq for $36

    23. A plastic-free reusable bag set that'll make storing leftovers way easier. Not only are these made from BPA-free platinum silicone, but they're also designed to survive the dishwasher, microwave, and freezer.

    Model putting sandwich bag into blue lunch bag
    The Grommet

    The set is from Zip Top, a small business that carries a variety of reusable kitchenware including cups, bags, and more. Every item is made in the USA, btw! 

    Promising review: "I ordered the set of two zip-top bags to see how I would like them and now I will buy more! Perfect size for keeping small amounts of leftover food items fresh. They go through the top rack of the dishwasher fantastically. I was looking for an eco-friendly replacement for my snack bags that were made in the USA, and these are great." —Sheryl

    Get a set of two from Zip Top for $21.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A set of three scrubbies to make cleaning a breeze. Dishwasher- and washing machine-safe, these will clean just about everything from non-stick pots and pans to outdoor furniture and even tiles.

    A set of three scrubbies. One is red, the other is multi-colored and the other is green.
    Wet-It!/ The Grommet

    They're from Wet-It!, a Swedish a sustainable brand that makes reusable cleaning products. Bonus: These scrubbies won't scratch surfaces and when wet, they promise not to leave any mess behind.

    Get a pack of three from Wet-It! for $10.95.

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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