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    26 Tiny But Brilliant Products That'll Make Your Life A Little Better

    You can buy small and still have it all.

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    1. An itsy-bitsy waffle iron to make a stack of the ol' grid-cakes for your own Responsible Eating Contest. "I ate 12 waffles, this morning; I'm an athlete."

    Promising review: "What can you waffle? ANYTHING! Cornbread? Yes! Bread? Yes! Waffles/pancakes? Of course! Any wet batter will waffle. I love this little machine. It's the perfect size, super easy to use, does exactly what it says, and keeps your portions under control." —BicyclingVegan

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in eight colors).

    2. Or, an adorable, teeny cast-iron skillet so you can cook that single egg you need to boost the fried rice you bought yesterday, without having to clean a full-sized pan afterward.

    I'm an advocate of throwing a fried egg on (almost) every dish, and this classic egg-based BuzzFeed post will leave you equally converted.

    Promising review: "Yes, it's TINY, 3.5 inches across the top and smaller at the bottom. It's just about the right size to scramble one egg with a crumb of cheddar, or heat up three little sausages. Arrange three on a small electric burner to cook an egg in one, a sausage patty in another, and a dollop of biscuit or cornbread batter in the third. Breakfast!" —Theasophia

    Get it as an add-on item from Amazon for $4.67 (bigger sizes are also available, but that's not what we're here for, right now).

    3. A letter opener concealed as an iridescent key for anyone who's tired of desperately pulling at the flaps of sealed letters until they ~graciously~ decide to open.,

    A lot of reviewers also purchased this for its utility as a self-defense tool, and I can definitely relate to that, because being alive is terrifying. While we're on this topic, I recommend looking through these 11 self defense tips, to make you feel a bit more prepared.

    Promising review: "Small, perfect for my keychain, and useful as more than just a defense tool." —Mimi

    Get it from Amazon for $3.19.

    4. A pocket-sized and animal-shaped bluetooth speaker so you can always have access to a pet that serenades you with hits from your curated playlists.

    "Little Cat Speaker, I'm about to cue up Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys." This speaker can also be used to remotely activate your phone's camera for selfies and videos; no other pet will be this cooperative when it comes time to update your Instagram.

    Promising review: "This little cutie has a provides quality sound with volume that will blow your mind! In fact, if it's playing in my kitchen, you can hear it clearly in every adjoining room and further. I purchased it as an extra gift to have on-hand as a last-minute stocking stuffer, but instead had my two teens fighting over it during my trial run! I'll definitely order more." —Shan A

    Get it from Amazon for $24.99 (available in seven animal shapes).

    5. A (relatively tiny) personal and portable washing machine that washes your most comfortable t-shirt for another round of sleeping through your morning class, without forcing you to leave your dorm-room to do it.

    This features a washer with a 4.7-pound load capacity and a dryer with a 4.3-pound load capacity, so it has enough room to wash and dry your favorite outfit in around 20 minutes. I need one of this for my NYC apartment, immediately.

    Promising review: "I love this tiny washer! If you can’t have a full-sized washer, or you’re a hermit who doesn’t want to go outside to do your laundry because the neighbors are out there, this is perfect." —Lindsey

    Get it from Amazon for $81.99+ (available in three colors, and in larger 13 and 17-pound sizes).

    6. A set of delicate, floral wine charms so you can finally tell Agatha, "Yes, this is my glass of Chardonnay. Please, direct your eyes to the orchid on my stem."

    This set includes three each of four different flower shapes, all made to intuitively wrap around and mark the stem of your wine glasses; dishwasher-safe as well, so you don't have to hand-clean any flowers, thankfully.

    Promising review: "I purchased these for my wedding party to mark our glasses, and they're functional and adorable! They worked great and everyone was fighting for the flower they wanted. Not to mention, the price is a deal!" —C.C.

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $9.95.

    7. A 16-pack of miniature Nutella jars to carry in your purse, backpack, your non-dominant hand (all day), or any and everywhere you need a dab of chocolately hazlenut.

    Promising review: "A box of happiness. Seriously. These are smaller than I was expecting, almost dollhouse small, BUT they're still perfect for school lunches (which is what I were purchased them for). And, they're the perfect size for me to hoard in secret places, so I actually get some." —TJ Soze

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    8. A set of pastel macaron cases, a cute and confectionery storage answer for your cute and easy-to-lose valuables.

    Promising review: "These are the best, little containers EVER! I use them for so many things: coin purse for my work locker, pill containers (they fit perfectly in the front pockets of my jeans), jewelry holder for my purse (my earrings and necklaces fit in, when I can't wear them and don't want to lose them). When I bought these, I was worried about wasting the extra ones, because I only initially wanted two, but I ended up finding a use for them all. After daily use, none of them have broken or popped open and I've had these for over two months already!" —Meghan Danielle

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $6.35 (also available in a larger size, and as an eight-piece set).

    9. Or a diminutive dinosaur ring holder, so your wedding ring can be protected from the Shower Drain Abyss by the dependable neck of a ceramic Brontosaurus.

    Promising review: "I mean, shut up! This is such a cute thing to keep on your nightstand, and I use it to hold my wedding rings while I sleep. It's perfect and adorable AND super functional." —Shanster84

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (also available in dino with hearts all down its back, or a duo of rabbit ring holders).

    10. A handheld remote control for your cameraphone shutter for anyone who knows the pain of setting your iPhone's camera timer, getting into frame and posing, hating the pic, and having to repeat the maddening process all over again.

    This remote is operational from up to 30 feet away, so snap a bunch of full-body outfit pics to choose from with greater ease than ever before, thank God!

    Promising review: "The darn thing works like a charm. Due to

    Parkinson's disease, I have tremors, so I purchased the iPhone 6+ because of its image stabilization (which helps, but still shows motion and often causes blurring on both still shots and video). I'm not trying to produce works of art here, just an occasional photo to send to my daughter, selfies for Facebook, and mobile deposits to certain bank accounts. Being able to control the camera on my phone, which I position using a table-top tripod, with this little gizmo has been fantastic." —MrBob

    Get it from Amazon for $8.49+ (available in 10 colors, and in lanyard and/or two-pack bundles).

    11. A ladybug vacuum cleaner that gathers the crumbs off your desk, because cleaning is more fun when you can rely on an electronic insect to do it for you.

    This ladybug is powered by AAs (not included in the package), so stock up on batteries. This made it on our list of the 21 best vacuums you can buy online!

    Promising review: "No more wiping or sweeping crumbs onto the floor to then step on or have to pick up, because using this is quick and easy; one swipe across the countertops and you're done! My husband laughs because I use this ladybug vacuum constantly (and, don't tell him I said this, but I'm having a lot of fun with it, lol)." —lauracyclegirl

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available in pig, meaning you can get a mini pig and watch it go hog-wild on your crumbs).

    12. A five-pack of hand-selected succulents so you can do a little bit of gardening (and oxygenate your space) with only a little bit of effort.

    "My green thumb is small and low maintenance." If you're already initiated to the Succulent Life, check out this list of 33 things every succulent nurturer needs to own.

    Promising review: "I received my succulents sooner than expected and they survived well during shipping; in fact, I received six plants instead of five, plus some air plants for free! I hadn't seen air plants before and they're very cool! Plus, this company pays adoption fees for dogs and cats in shelters, which is even more of a reason to purchase these plants! I'm very happy with my order and I will definitely be purchasing more when!" —Amber J.

    Get it from Amazon for $15.95.

    13. A petite steam iron that doesn't monopolize all the space in your suitcase, because all your vacations should be stress and wrinkle free.

    Promising review: "My husband and I travel frequently, and I don't like to use the irons you find in hotel rooms. Except for dusting them, I know hotels don't clean inside their irons and I don't want all kinds of dust and dirt spewing all over my good dress or my husband's shirt. This mini iron heats up fast and does the job just fine! Very handy to have, and recommended for anyone who travels extensively." —Jane Johnson

    Get it from Amazon for $20.39.

    14. A 27-piece first aid kit guaranteed to become your most steadfast Adventure Buddy and end the days of you scrambling to find a Band-Aid.

    This kit contains six 1x3-inch bandages, four small bandages, two butterfly bandages, two spot bandages, two knuckle bandages, three antiseptic wipes, two sting-relief wipes, one 2-inch safety pin, one 1-inch safety pin, two antibiotic ointments, and one razor blade in a brushed-metal tin.

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I was looking for; it's very compact and fits into my satchel virtually unnoticed, taking up very little space and always being there for cuts, scrapes, and gouges. It's not easily crushed and unmistakably marked as a first aid kit (which is great if your hand is bloodied and you need someone else to find it in your bag for you, quickly), and can be refilled indefinitely." —S. Walton

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    15. A set of 3x3-inch canvases on tiny easels so you can finally start painting without making a big deal about it. You know, you're just dedicated to capturing the beauty of life's little moments, no big deal.

    Promising review: "I didn't think I'd enjoy painting on these 3x3-inch canvases, but they were just too cute to resist. Once I sat down and started working, I couldn't stop. The canvas is well suited for acrylic work and paint soaks right in. The wooden easels are adorable and the entire package is a must-have. All my friends saw the work I'd done on them and wanted to buy their own sets, so I guess I have a winner!" —Tricia C. Walters

    Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $17.96.

    16. An electronics cleaner brush to get into all the nooks and crannies of your keyboard, completely erasing the evidence of that time you tried typing with Bugles on your fingers.

    "Please refer to me as 'The Snack Witch' and read my blog."

    Promising review: "My husband bought one of these before me. When I asked what it was, he said, 'You clean your electronics with it,' and I said, "Oh... you think THAT'S useful?' A few days later, I picked it up and started cleaning my phone charger; I was surprised how well it worked. I asked him to buy me one (and apologized), humbled. It's been nearly eleven months since then and this little gadget has held up beautifully. My vacuum's filter has some hard to reach crevices and the brush end of this tool truly gets the job done. Also, I purchased a second one for dusting my modest succulent collection." —Oregonians

    Get it from Amazon for $4.95.

    17. An animal-shaped cord protector that protects your charging cable with all its teensy-weensy body is worth.

    Promising review: "So cute and it protects my cables! It's also easy to know which charger cable is mine now, which I am so grateful for!" —spicyspice

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $6 (available in 16 animals).

    18. A Harry Potter figurine light so you can turn your after-midnight trip to the bathroom into a ~magical~ adventure.

    Kind of unrelated, but Ron and Hermione would never last as a couple in real life, so keep their figurines separate.

    Get it from Firebox for $12.89 (also available as a Ron, Hermione, or Hagrid figurine).

    19. A two-pack of military-grade can openers that fits on your keychain, can be used as a multi-tool, and won't take up All The Space in your utensil drawer.

    These metal babes were invented in the 1940s and have been reliable ever since. You can use them as bottle openers, letter openers, to do anything that needs a bit of an edge or a pivoting notch. Bit of a sad anecdote, but one of these can-openers is probably the best gift my father ever gave me; I've used that one can-opener for a decade, instead of having to buy a bunch of those spinny-handle ones.

    Promising review: "It's nice to have a couple of these handy for those times when a typical can opener doesn't work and you don't want to finish the job with your favorite knife." —SNAFU

    Get it from Amazon for $4.24.

    20. A Fujifilm smartphone printer to make instax prints of your phone pics in 10 seconds, so you can achieve a vintage aesthetic at modern speeds.

    Promising review: "This printer is very easy to set up and the app is also easy to use and has great features, like various filters, editing options, and fun things like borders, etc. Its rechargeable battery is tiny and doesn’t add to the weight; the printer is about the size of my hand and definitely portable enough to take with you. Being able to print photos on the go (literally in seconds, and without an internet connection) makes taking photos and going places even more fun." —A reader

    Get it from Amazon for $129 (available in two colors, and in a bundle with film packs).

    21. A pack of Cosrx hydrocolloid pimple patches tiny enough to always keep with you, for all the zits you're only going to find when you're out in the embarrassing world.

    Read up on a BuzzFeeder's experience with these little miracle-workers, while you're waiting for your own pack to arrive in the mail.

    Promising review: "I have oily skin, large pores, and am very prone to large breakouts (winning combination, amirite?), so these tiny things were a godsend. I had a very painful pimple on my temple and I put one of these on it, took it off about four hours later, and it had significantly decreased in size, redness, and pain. It’s pretty gross to see all the stuff that comes out of those, and you should only put them on pimples that are ready to pop or have already popped. I just got these yesterday and I’m already buying two more packages to get stocked up, so GET THEM." —AD

    Get a pack of 24 patches from Amazon for $4.89.

    22. A set of blindspot mirrors so you don't back the car over that basketball you ALREADY told your daughter to put away.

    Promising review: "I've seen plenty of people driving around with blind spot mirrors, but most don't rotate like these or are placed in spots that reduce visibility even more. You put these in the very far corner of your side mirror, so you don't lose any visibility; I put mine in the lower far corner, where I didn't see anything anyway. Now, I basically have full situational awareness, because I either see other cars in my side/rear-view or the blind spot mirror; otherwise no cars are on either side of me. I have to break my habit of constantly looking back and to the side, since I have perfect coverage now. Whenever I get another car, I'll get another set of these, even if my newer car already has those blind spot sensors (because they're useless compared to these guys)." —Happy Fuzzy Ferret

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $7.49 (also available in a four-pack).

    23. A set of cat page flags with their own little boxes to sit in, guaranteed to keep your place in the Cat Parenting book you're reading.

    "On page 126, it says my cat doesn't hate me and that's a relief."

    Promising review: "Random purchase (the kind that happens when you mix wine with Amazon Prime), but these make me so happy! I even shared a few with a fellow cat-mom to up her office game." —CraftyTab

    Get a set of 150 cat page flags from Amazon for $8.69.

    24. And an itty-bitty desktop toolkit to make more room on your workspace for pictures of your aforementioned Cat Child.

    The kit includes a mini tape dispenser with a refill, small staples for its mint stapler, lilac scissors and paper clips, a pink-detailed staple remover, and six push pins with llamas, sloths, and a reminder to go at your own pace, all kept in its teal case, so cute! You need all this stuff anyway, so keep it in a compact case.

    Get it from ModCloth for $12.

    25. A set of dip clips sent back from a future where you're happy and safe, because your salsa is always right there, waiting at the edge of your plate.

    Promising review: "These dip clips are AMAZING! Now, my salsa and sour cream don't have to touch when I'm eating tacos or quesadillas (because, let's be real here, it's a travesty to have salsa and sour cream mix). And, the same goes for my mustard and ketchup when it's hot dogs and burgers night! My advice to everyone, buy these bad boys. Your taste buds will thank you!" —Amy

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $6.96.

    26. And a backpack harness for your tiny doggo so you no longer have to be the only one carrying treats and poop-bags.


    Get it from MaggieModena on Etsy for $44.95+ (available in sizes XS–M).

    Wow, just give that dog a backpack already.

    The reviews included in this post have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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