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    Sep 23, 2019

    17 Things You Probably Didn't Know Came In Cute Mini Versions

    They're just... so small.

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    1. This teeny tiny toolkit that you can actually use.

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    The kit includes a mini tape measure that can measure lengths up to a metre, a Philips screwdriver, and a flathead screwdriver, and the toolbox is on a keyring so you can take it on the go with you.

    Price: £7.99.

    2. This steam iron that fits in the palm of your hand.

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    This mini steam iron is perfect for travel, people with limited storage space, or crafters. It has a 50ml water capacity and reviewers say it heats up quickly, is good for both left and right-handed use, and is perfect for smaller pieces of fabric and for precise jobs like shirt collars and button seams.

    Price: £19.99.

    3. These petite casserole dishes.

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    These ceramic ramekins with little handles are perfect for baking mini pot pies, soufflés, individual desserts, and so on. They're microwave, dishwasher, freezer, and oven safe, and the lids are great for both cooking and storage. They're also a super cute way to serve small snack portions or dips.

    Price: £18.99 for a set of four.

    4. This extremely mini fridge.

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    If you want to keep your private stash of fizzy drinks and snacks away from your flatmates/office-mates, or if you have medication or skincare that needs to be kept chilled, this sleek, tiny fridge is just the thing. It's also perfectly portable and comes with a plug adapter for the car, so you can keep drinks cold on your next road trip. Heads up: it might seem obvious but this fridge is very small, just big enough for six standard-size soda cans.

    Price: £39.99 - £40.00.

    5. These tiny wire whisks.

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    Your standard wire whisk, on a smaller scale. Use them for little jobs like stirring hot chocolate, mixing dressings, or for prepping scrambled eggs.

    Price: £3.45 for a set of two.

    6. This itty-bitty dustpan and brush.

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    This mini sweeper is perfect for cleaning up mini messes on your desktop or kitchen counter.

    Price: £4.99.

    7. These mini chalkboard signs.

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    These adorable chalkboards can be used for leaving notes or set on their accompanying folding stands as table markers or menu labels. They can be wiped clean and used over and over, so they're a more sustainable alternative to sticky notes or disposable place cards.

    Price: £9.99 for a set of 20.

    8. This micro arcade game player.

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    These toys are charming replicas of nostalgic arcade games that you can actually play. Each has a full-colour screen and a removable tiny joystick, and is powered by either four AA batteries or any standard micro-USB cable.

    Price: £21.95 - £29.99, depending on game choice.

    9. This set of very small colanders.

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    You can use these for washing and draining small portions of fruit and veg or for catching the seeds when you squeeze a lemon. The 8cm and 10cm diameters and the additional lip make them ideal for placing over a cup, mug, or glass tumbler.

    Price: £3.99 for a set of two.

    10. This mini handheld cordless vacuum.

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    Handheld vacuum cleaners are already pretty small but this one is extra compact and lightweight, with two different nozzles for dry and wet cleaning. It charges via USB and is particularly useful for cleaning crumbs out of your keyboard or clearing up the hair that your cat, dog, or guinea pig sheds on the furniture.

    Price: £19.99.

    11. These baby-sized cards and envelopes.

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    These little blank cards and colourful envelopes are perfect for leaving a "thinking of you" note, tucking in with flowers or a present, or for giving gift cards.

    Price: £8.99 for a set of 12.

    12. These tiny little carabiners.

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    Carabiners aren't just for climbers: they're also handy attachments for keyrings, belt loops, backpacks, dog leads, and so on. Carabiner necklaces and belts have even made it onto the high street, so you can add "fashion accessory" to their list of uses. These tiny ones are only 2.54cm long but can hold weights up to 15kg: small but mighty!

    Price: £4.99 for 10.

    13. This mini hair straightener.

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    At just six inches in length, this lightweight mini straightener is small enough to fit in your handbag but is as effective as the full-size version. It has ceramic plates that heat up to 200°C in just 40 seconds, it's dual voltage (100V - 240V), and it comes with a drawstring velvet bag for storage and travel. Customers say it's particularly effective on short hair and fringes - it would take quite a while to get through a full head of long hair with it - but you really can't beat it for portability!

    Price: £15.99.

    14. These pocket-sized clipboards.

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    Fact: having a clipboard instantly makes you feel like someone who has their life together. Keep one of these in your pocket (or in your bag) and have an instant flat surface to write on, or just use them to keep hold of receipts, tickets, and other small pieces of paper.

    Price: £6.99 for a pack of five.

    15. This teeny tiny Etch A Sketch.

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    What is this, an Etch A Sketch for ants? It's almost impossible to believe that it actually works but you can definitely use this miniature version of an inexplicably compelling childhood toy to make little tiny drawings – and then shake it for a clean slate. If only all our mistakes were so easy to erase.

    Price: £5.99.

    16. This countertop mini waste bin.

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    Having a separate bin for your tea bags or used coffee pods is one of those things that's both practical and feels kind of fancy. This sleek metallic bin will also look luxe next to your kettle and/or coffee machine.

    Price: £9.99.

    17. These baby jars of Marmite.

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    Marmite isn't for everyone but those who love it really love it. These little 70g jars are for those people. Perfect for picnics, travel, or really any occasion when you might want to BYO toast topping.

    Price: £7.99 for six jars.