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    Updated on Aug 1, 2020. Posted on Jul 30, 2020

    21 Things From The Grommet That Reviewers Truly Love

    From a compression cat box to a 3D Sudoku game, cool stuff you never knew you needed is ahead.

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    1. A multipurpose honey balm stick that's cruelty-free, natural, and made with vitamin E and shea butter to work wonders on pretty much every external ailment you can think of — from cuts to bug bites to chapped lips to burns to callouses.

    Hands using the stick on their knuckles
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I can't say enough about this product! I use it constantly and have given it to friends and family. My husband jokes when I have a bite or an ailment and says, 'Well, hurry up and get the honey stick.' It's amazing on bug bites, dry skin, and even burns. I have sensitive skin and the stick works miracles. I love it!" —Cynthia

    Price: $12+ (available in two sizes)

    2. A special peanut butter knife designed to help you get every last drop of goodness out of the jar, plus make it way easier to clean the jars out for recycling. 🙌

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I didn't know I needed it but I decided to give it a try. Now I probably get an extra two+ tbs. out of my peanut butter jars, not to mention my Nutella jars. The jars end up almost clean. Also, I don’t come away with peanut butter or chocolate on my fingers." —Joy

    Price: $12.99

    3. A truly gigantic (I'm talking over 5 feet wide) coloring page poster just in case you've suddenly found yourself inside with your family with a lot of time on your hands. IDK, just had a feeling that might apply to you.

    A kid lying on the around the world themed poster and coloring it
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    Plus, when you're finally done, you'll have a one-of-a-kind work of art to display!

    Promising review: "Fun for the whole family (2-45)! Bought this for our Thanksgiving holiday with extended family. Almost completed the whole thing and got a huge kick out of it. We joked that if you walked within a few feet of it, it lured you in. Kept the group busy throughout the weekend and everyone loved to watch the progress, as well as the true enjoyment they got from contributing." —Kate

    Price: $29.95 (available in three designs)

    4. A compression cat box that's an upgrade on your kitty's go-to old Amazon Prime cardboard box. The compression makes them feel cozy and secure and can help with anxiety.

    A cat in the blue fabric box
    The Grommet

    It fits cattos up to 16 pounds and can unsnap to lie flat for storage and travel.

    Promising review: "This box has a magical effect on our cat. We just adopted a big tabby who had lived on the streets. He was skittish around people and also not interested in cardboard boxes or other 'safe' nesting spots we set up for him. I bought this box and he was drawn to it, but he was too large to get inside. After I unsnapped one side of it, he would back into it and sit contently, even right next to humans. I bought a second box and snapped the two together to make a larger box, and amazingly, he hopped right in and now, happily and calmly, snoozes in his new box right next to us. Thanks for making our sort of feral kitty feel safe." —J Auer

    Price: $42 (available in four colors)

    5. A colorful bead version of sudoku, because rainbow colors are way more fun to deal with than numbers and a reusable wooden board is way better than flimsy puzzle booklets.

    The Grommet

    It comes with cards that show you how to set up the board for 104 different puzzles.

    Promising review: "Even people who claim to hate sudoku are intrigued with this game as they watch others play it. Then they start contributing themselves. Something about the colors (as opposed to numbers) makes this version fun and cheerful. It's the kind of game that causes others to stand around and help the person solving — in fact, it needn't be just one person solving, at all! Very visually wonderful, easy to see from any angle, and just plain fun. I love that it gathers people together. Great idea." —LA

    Price: $39.95

    6. Flexible silicone measuring cups that are heat-resistant, microwave- and dishwasher-safe, and easy to squeeze to meet all your needs (okay "needs" only sort of rhymes but I tried).

    A hand squeezing on of the transparent cups to carefully pour batter into a ramekin
    The Grommet

    The set includes 1-, 2-, and 4-cup cups.

    Promising review: "Best measuring cups ever. I have several glass measuring cups gathering dust because of these. You can’t appreciate how useful the silicone construction is until you actually use them and realize you can pour anywhere and into anything without dribbling. Won’t ever go back to glass." —Andrew

    Price: $18.50 for a set of three

    7. A sterling silver ring with an external band that you can spin to your heart's content. Fidgeting, but make it *fashion*.

    A hand wearing the thick ring with a smaller copper spinning band in the middle
    The Grommet

    It's by a woman-owned brand!

    Promising review: "Fun! I love this ring! I find myself twisting it during difficult conversations. It has gotten many compliments." —Marie
    Price: $70+ (available in sizes 5-13 and with the spinning part in three metals)

    8. A truly genius corn on the cob-buttering knife that'll make enjoying the single best summer food (don't @ me) way less of a mess. Also, imperfect butter-to-corn ratio is one of my biggest BBQ pet peeves, so I'm sure you'll be very glad to kiss that goodbye.

    The Grommet

    You can use the cool shape of the knife to slice off the end of a stick of butter or scoop some out of a tub. Plus, it's top-rack dishwasher-safe!

    Promising review: "This is one of those things you didn’t know you needed until you try it. I hate buttering corn on the cob! It's messy, butter falls off the knife, etc. This genius little thing makes it easy. Love it!" —Christa
    Price: $13.95 for a set of two

    9. A plant-based screen cleaner spray you can use on all your electronics and even the lenses of your glasses to get them on a streak-free...well, streak.

    Hands spraying the product on the purple microfiber cloth
    The Grommet

    It comes with a microfiber cloth!

    Promising review: "Wow! I bought two bottles. I tried one on every screen in the house, even my phone. Wow! Incredibly clean and incredibly easy to use!! I had to remind myself to spray the cleaning towel not the screen. When my granddaughter came over I demonstrated on the computer monitor and she was amazed! So good." —Lindsey

    Price: $19.99

    10. A genuinely genius 180-degree flashlight that's making me wonder why all flashlights aren't like this. Versatile and three times the visibility? At last I see the light.

    The Grommet

    Promising review: "Perfect for walking the dog. It lights sidewalks and paths extremely well. Great warning for those night drivers that don't expect pedestrians out after dusk! Wrist strap is very helpful and frees up your hands for other things. My only suggestion would be to raise the on/off button. Sometimes hard to locate/press with heavier gloves on." —Kathy

    Price: $19.95+ (available in a small version with a wrist strap or a large version)

    11. BPA-free silicone straws in a unique oval shape that'll actually fit in your to-go coffee cups and are reusable, because the thought of continuing to rely on wasteful disposable straws leaves you dis-strawt.

    A teal straw coming out of a disposable coffee cup lid
    The Grommet

    Promising review: Love this product! Dishwasher-safe and fits in straw slot of Starbucks coffee tumblers without pinching." —Roxann

    Price: $11.95 for two straws (7" and 10") and a cleaning brush (available in four colors)

    12. A soft infinity scarf screen-printed with excerpts from a classic book that's ~lit~-erally the perfect gift for your fave English major (even if that's yourself).

    The Grommet

    It's from a woman-owned brand!

    Promising review: "My daughter played the part of Alice in Wonderland in children's theatre as a 12-year-old. As an adult, she is a writer, so this was the PERFECT gift. Not only is it beautiful, wearable art, but it provided an opportunity to share a story with her children about her own childhood." —Nanette

    Price: $48 (available in 28 books, from Little Women to Les Miserables)

    13. Handy (or...ear-y?) earbud securers for anyone who just does not understand why and how headphones are the way that they are.

    A hand holding Apple earbuds with the white hooks wrapped around them
    The Grommet

    The set comes with a large pair and a small pair that are compatible with Apple earbuds or AirPods.

    Promising review: "Wonderful design. Before I bought these hooks a few years ago, there weren't any earbuds I could tolerate. I have since started wearing hearing aids and these hooks still work perfectly at keeping buds stable in my ears at all times." —Lisa

    Price: $10 for two pairs (available in two colors)

    14. A beyond cute and clever construction-themed dinner set that'll get your kiddos to play with their food in an actually ~constructive~ way.

    The orange plate with various dividers and ramps and the words "constructive eating" on top of the construction site-themed placemat with the yellow, machinery-shaped utensils
    The Grommet

    It comes with a plate, a placemat, a fork shaped like a forklift (of course), a spoon shaped like a front loader, and a bulldozer-inspired tool so kiddos can push food onto the other utensils or up the plate's ramp. Plus, it's BPA-free and dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

    Promising review: "This was the greatest gift ever for my 4-year-old grandson. He loves construction equipment of any kind. However, he was resistant to using eating utensils, and preferred only finger foods. When he received this in the mail, he insisted in calling me and demonstrating how to eat with his new construction equipment. Major grandma win!" —Patricia

    Price: $37.95

    15. A beautifully detailed spherical, clean-burning beeswax candle so simply stunning, several reviewers have decided to ~wax~ poetic about it.

    Two of the candles in different carved designs — one floral and one with layered petals
    The Grommet

    They're soot-free and non-allergenic!

    Promising review: "I have always loved beeswax candles so it was great to discover these spherical ones. I really like the designs and the candles burn with a lovely glow. Perfect for setting a relaxing mood." —Miles

    Price: $15 (originally $20; available in three designs)

    16. A useful angular makeup blending brush to easily reach the contours of your face and with bristles so tightly packed, it's almost like a sponge.

    The Grommet

    It even comes with a cover to keep it fresh.

    Promising review: "I had difficulty putting on concealer without getting it too thick under my eyes. This little brush solves that problem. It is WONDERFUL for smoothing and blending concealer as well as other makeup products. It enables me to use less of the product, which is a $$-saver also. And it is sooo soft — it feels like velvet on my skin." —Barbara

    Price: $32

    17. An incredibly sweet kit that'll allow you to take an impression of your pet's nose print, send it back to the company, and have it turned into a necklace you'll treasure forever (and that'll earn you about a nostril-lion compliments).

    The round silver pendant necklace with a dog nose impression on it
    The Grommet

    This would also make a wonderfully heartfelt gift!

    Promising review: "My older dog has been diagnosed with cancer, and I decided to do this before it is too late. My husband helped me get the mold, but I was surprised at how little my dog paid attention to it! He has had lots of medical procedures and is usually pretty defensive with anything out of the ordinary. I did two molds and chose the first. I thought it was very simple. I was a little afraid his snout might be too big for a good mold, but the pendent came out beautifully! You can have three letters/numbers engraved on the back, so I put his first initial and the year — a great way to remember my sweet Rocky." —Peggy

    Price: $79.95+ (available in two metals)

    18. A sleek ergonomic ice cream scoop designed by an actual aerospace engineer, because yes, trying to get ice cream out of a super frozen pint sometimes actually does feel like rocket science.

    The curved handle scoop next to a bowl of ice cream
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I've spent years looking for an ice cream scoop that was actually worth buying; they all seem to have one shortcoming or another. My quest is over. I have finally found the scoop that combines elegant design with superb function. I can scoop even hard frozen ice cream with relative ease despite not being built like an NFL lineman. What a joy to use! Buy this, you will not be disappointed." —Richard

    Price: $35

    19. A cool stainless-steel multitool for stripping herbs and de-stemming kale so meal prep struggles will be one less thing standing in the way of you eating your greens.

    The Grommet

    It's from a woman-owned company!

    Promising review: "I’ve run this thing through the dishwasher so many times I’ve lost count. My last herb stripper rusted because of that, but this one thankfully hasn’t! I couldn’t live without it!" —Jessica

    Price: $15

    20. A cooling gel-padded leg rest ready to help improve circulation and drive a ~wedge~ between you and sore, swollen feet.

    A model lying on the couch with their legs up on the slightly curved wedge cushion in blue
    The Grommet

    Promising review: "I love this cooling leg rest. It really does improve circulation in my legs and doesn’t make me hot. I got this to help me with my tired legs at the end of a long day standing and it has actually improved my restless leg syndrome. I only wish I had gotten it sooner. Highly recommended!" —Kelly

    Price: $124.95+ (available in size sizes and two colors)

    21. A waterproof cap for kids or adults sure to have you ~brim~ming with delight that you can actually keep it on in the pool to prevent a sunburned face and scalp.

    An adult wearing cap in yellow and a kid wearing one in green. The hat is like a baseball cap with a fit more like a swim cap
    The Grommet

    It's from a woman-owned company!

    Promising review: "My 11-month-old grandson pulls his sun hat off all the time, even if it’s tied on!!!!! This hat is so lightweight and comfortable that he keeps it on!!! Like he doesn’t even know it’s there!!!! That makes me a happy Grammy!" —Jean
    Price: $12.95+ (available in three sizes, including an XL size for adults, and five colors)

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