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    28 Practical Products Disguised As Fun Impulse Buys

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    1. A pair of oven mitts I think are just peachy.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get them from Urban Outfitters for $24.

    2. A space-saving whale strainer that takes up less space and is easier to clean than a regular colander. I think that's just whale-y great.


    Promising review: "This item should be in EVERY kitchen — OMG. Beyond useful, as well as cute and whimsical. I use it when I need to strain something but but don't have the sink space to plop down a huge colander. Hard to see in the pic, but the bottom has a lip that snugly hugs onto the curve of a pot or bowl. Also great for when you don't want to strain off all of the liquid, just most of it, like when making ramen. Needless to say, this thing stays within reach of the sink at all times now! :D" —IMP117777444

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    3. A chick-themed contact lens case you can get for a pretty cheep price.


    It comes with a contact case and a travel case complete with a lil' mirror.

    Get it from Amazon for $3.99.

    4. A unicorn diffuser that shoots magical clouds (essential oils) into your home.


    And also pick up some essential oils to get started!

    Promising review: "Love unicorns, and of course essential oils. It's all plastic so I don't expect it to last forever, but it's darling! Makes me smile." —cquick

    Get it from Amazon for $59.95.

    5. A fun set of iridescent flatware so you can finally throw away that one fork you just don't like for some reason.


    Promising review: "Great cutlery set! All pieces were perfect upon arrival and great when used. The colors are so pretty. I am in love with this set and wish it was the first we bought. All pieces are very sturdy and feel high quality." —Moffett Family

    Get a set of 20 from Amazon for $23.99.

    6. A penguin-shaped odor remover that looks a lot better nestled amongst your food than a regular old box of baking soda.


    Promising review: "My husband came home and said, 'Why is there a penguin in our fridge?' It's a conversation piece, for sure! But it also does its job well. It can be a tad messy trying to pour baking soda into the penguin in the first place, but once it's in, the penguin actually takes up less space than a box of baking soda, which is nice." —LHD

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95.

    7. A pack of loop magnets you can fill with flower stems or cool bendy straws. Your fridge is about look like a work of art.

    Urban Outfitters

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $15.51.

    8. An angry mama who gets steaming mad when she sees the state of your microwave. Luckily you can use that steam to loosen up all the hardened gunk in there.


    Promising review: "At first I was skeptical to try this product due to all the hype of how it works, but I stand corrected. It works great! I was so surprised at just how well all the grime and junk got off the walls of my microwave. It's really simple to use and takes only minutes! It loosens all the sticky food residue so all you need to do is wipe clean. Pretty effortless! Great investment!" —Dalya Blech

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    9. A bat-shaped eye mask so you can feel like a superhero before you even start dreaming.


    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    10. A pack of cat-shaped sponges sure to make you actually excited to do dishes. At least the first time, anyway.


    Promising review: "The way they sit up helps them dry quickly and they work very well too. I used them as stocking stuffers." —pinkzin

    Get a pack of four from Amazon for $8.99.

    11. A herd of colorful pens that just wanna be your palpacas.


    Get a pack of eight from Amazon for $10.99.

    12. A pomegranate holding a bunch of tasty looking push pins. Do NOT put these forbidden fruits in your mouth, please.


    It comes with 65 push pins.

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    13. A container of Belif's Aqua or Moisturizing Bomb featuring a cute arctic creature on the top so you can feel cool and refreshed before you even put the cream on.

    I've used and loved the Moisturizing Bomb! It's super hydrating without being overly greasy or heavy when I put it on. It absorbs fairly quickly and leaves my face feeling silky soft. This is a pretty solid choice of moisturizer, whether you get the ultra-popular Aqua Bomb or the heavier Moisturizing Bomb, and the cute animal designs really seal the deal for me!

    Get the Moisturizing and Aqua Bomb from Sephora for $38.

    14. And a cat-eared headband so your purrfect skincare routine stays on your face and not your fur.


    Get it from Amazon for $4.25.

    15. A gorgeous floral toilet brush that's making me say something I never thought I'd utter: "Wow, I need that toilet brush."

    Urban Outfitters

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $29.

    16. A pool floatie for your mug! Just fill the bottom with loose tea and enjoy your own personal pool party.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.95 (available in three shapes).

    17. Delish blackberry-flavored gummies that do more than just taste good — they have melatonin in them to help you get to sleep and stay that way.

    Promising review: "I can’t believe how well these worked. Sleeping pills and things to help me sleep haven’t been very helpful in the past. So being skeptical, I took twice the dosage. I ate four of the gummies instead of two. I figured it would help me get a much-needed nap and instead it might as well have caused me to go into a coma. Lol. I don’t know what you guys created but...I’m a huge fan. Knocked me right out! P.S. Only take the correct amount." —Austin M

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

    18. A pineapple-shaped toothbrush holder sure to make a sweet addition in your bathroom.


    Get it from Amazon for $14.99.

    19. A pack of mint kitchen gadgets for when you need to stock your kitchen with fresh items, but want to have a little fun doing it.


    Promising review: "I got these kitchen tools specifically for the colors and I love them and how they work. This was a great addition to the kitchen." —Nicole

    Get a set of seven from Amazon for $29.99.

    20. A pack of woodland creatures happy to help in any way they can. Need that bag clipped, Snow White? You got it!


    Get a set of six from Amazon for $3.99.

    21. A can opener, measuring spoons, and kitchen tools all shaped like flowers so you can turn your kitchen into a garden.


    Get them from Amazon: the can opener for $9.74, the measuring spoons for $5.50, and the kitchen tools for $29.99.

    22. A pair of blue light-blocking glasses so you can have an excuse to try out a new pair of frames. These help prevent eye strain and headaches, so yeah, you need these things!,

    Promising review: "LOVE these!! I plan on buying these again in a different color because I love them so much. I keep them at work and wear them to prevent headaches while staring at the computer all day. I have not gotten a single headache since starting to wear these." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.44+ (available in seven colors).

    23. A Harry Potter-shaped tracker so good at helping you find your keys, it'll feel like magic.


    Get it from Firebox for $31.99 (available in three colors).

    24. A mustachioed razor holder that gives "handlebar mustache" a new meaning.


    Get it from Amazon for $15.99.

    25. A mini heart-shaped pan for heart-shaped eggs and pancakes.


    Promising review: "Fantastic pan, great size. Perfect for eggs. I have the square and the heart ones along, with a complete set of bigger Neoflam pans. I really like them." —Anonymous

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    26. A pair of cactus dryer balls so your laundry will come out feeling anything but prickly.


    Promising review: "I don't know what kind of sorcery this is, but these things work. It used to take three cycles to dry my comforter and bed sheets. I'm one of those set-it-and-forget-it people, so I'd always forget to turn the dryer back on for round two and three, which meant that at midnight, when my husband and I were about to pass out from exhaustion, I'd remember the sheets and comforter were still in the dryer, undoubtedly damp because I didn't run them through the dryer another two times. So I finally bought these puppies and as usual, I dried the comforter and bed sheets once, and forgot to check on them. That night, my husband asked where our sheets were since they weren't on the bed at bed time. Then he groaned, and asked if I remembered to really dry them. So I checked the dryer and lo and behold, they were dry!" —Gabby

    Get them from Amazon for $8.

    27. A unicorn ice tray for some simply magical drinks.


    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    28. A pair of leaf-shaped shears that you can plant right into your flower pot until you need to do a little pruning.


    I have these and they work surprisingly well! You just have to get a hang of using them because you need to hold them in a very specific way for them to snip properly. It's nice having some mini shears nearby at all times without them feeling like clutter.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99.

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