Just a few items that might change your life
Once in a while Amazon presents you with the items you never knew you needed until that very moment. The KCM staff rounded up our favorite picks to share, and we’re here to tell you they are worth it! Some will make your life easier, others will help you be more environmentally friendly and at least one will keep you on top of the latest TikTok trend. We hope you enjoy these as much as we do!
#1 Dog Backpack
Spring has officially sprung, bringing with it the perfect weather for hiking. If you know your dog would love the fresh air but are less confident in its ability to complete a five-mile trek, this backpack is the perfect solution. It comes in a range of sizes to perfectly accommodate your pup, and there’s a helpful size chart to guide you! The backpacks have venting on the sides to keep your dog cool, and the basic one comes with a side pocket perfect for water bottles or phones. The company also offers bags designed for longer distances and different activities.
#2 Onion Cutting Set
If cutting onions feels like the bane of your existence, look no further than this handy and fashionable set. It comes with protective glasses, a holder that allows you to slice onions thinly without risk of cutting yourself, and a stainless steel odor remover to wash your hands with. The glasses come in a few different colors, but our personal favorite is the bright green for maximum style points. If you’re concerned about the glasses fitting, try these highly-rated safety goggles ($10.99) instead, which can fit over glasses and mold to your face.
#3 Head Massager
Please bear with us as we sing the praises of this unusual but 100% worth it gadget. You. Will. Love. It. The flexible metal prongs truly relax you and relieve stress, and you can bend them to match the shape of your head. The well-made massager is easy to clean comes with a lifetime warranty as guarantee you’ll love it. That’s really all we can say… go try it out!
#4 Ullo Wine Purifier and Aerator
We were shocked to find that there are ways to avoid wine headaches without actually giving up wine! Most wines have sulfites added to them, which can cause headaches, stuffy noses, rashes, and stomachaches, among other reactions. While the Ullo Aerator and Filter is expensive and you have to replace the filter after every couple of bottles, it’s worth it for those who love wine and wish they could drink it more often. You can even adjust the aeration level to suit different wines. You can also try these single-use wands for a more portable solution.
#5 Rael Beauty Acne Patches
The list of frustrating acne solutions feels miles long, from spot treatments that are mostly ineffective to methods like warm compresses that actually require patience. Enter Rael Beauty’s Miracle Patches: they adhere to your skin for long periods of time, they don’t dry you out, and they actually work. To make the deal even sweeter, each package comes with 96 patches, making them cost effective and long-lasting. Rael Beauty also makes patches for underground acne ($11.99) so you can head off breakouts before they reach the surface.
#6 Wake Up Light Sunrise Alarm Clock
This handy gadget functions as a sleep aid, an alarm clock, and a night light all in one. The light brightens gradually over 10, 20 or 30 minutes, making it perfect for anyone whose room doesn’t get much natural light in the mornings. The clock has seven soothing alarm sounds, including birds chirping, running water, and soft music, to further improve your wake-up experience. To top it off, the light can be turned to different colors and it has an FM radio built in. Ditch your phone alarm for this clock — you won’t regret it.
#7 Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Food Savers
Few things match the annoyance of opening a can of tomato paste, scooping out two tablespoons, and then covering the can with plastic wrap that eventually loses its seal. With these food huggers, you can keep canned goods and produce fresh without using endless amounts of plastic or bulky Tupperware. This set comes with five reusable covers that can stretch to fit a wide range of produce and containers. As an added bonus, they’re dishwasher safe and come in environmentally friendly packaging.
#8 VOBAGA Coffee Mug Warmer
If you can’t seem to drink your coffee fast enough to avoid that disgustingly cold last sip, look no further than this mug warmer. Place your fresh cup of coffee or tea on the coaster, choose your setting, and sip away at your leisure. Though it doesn’t offer the same level of personalization as the Ember Temperature Control Smart Mug ($137.50), this warmer works well at a much lower price point. A light on the warmer alerts you when the surface is still hot to help avoid accidental burns.
#9 Bialetti Oval 5.5 Quart Pasta Pot with Strainer Lid
Say goodbye to spilling pasta in the sink! This lightweight pot comes equipped with a strainer lid that locks onto the pot itself for easy draining. Ingeniously, the pot is an oval shape to better accommodate long pastas like linguine and spaghetti. You’ll love the non-stick inner surface for easy cleanup, and the heat resistant handles eliminate the need for bulky oven mitts. Trust us, buy this pot.
#10 VeliHome Sunset Projection LED Light
Sunset projectors are all the rage on TikTok for the warm glow they give any room. The lamps are perfect for taking beautiful photos, creating a romantic atmosphere, or just pretending you’re on a beach. The lamp’s rotating head and small size make it easy to maneuver to create the effect you want. This one comes in rainbow and sunlight versions as well.
#11 Drop Stop Car Seat Gap Filler
Next on the list of things you didn’t know you needed are these car seat gap fillers. The neoprene inserts fill the space between the seat and center console in most cars to prevent your phone, keys, chapstick, or one of the many other items you’re juggling from falling into the abyss. The fillers slip over and snugly attach around the seat belt so they don’t slide around, and they move with the seat in most cars.
#12 Wool Dryer Balls
Made from 100% New Zealand wool, these reusable dryer balls are gentler than the spiky plastic alternatives and more environmentally friendly than disposable dryer sheets. The balls prevent wrinkles, decrease lint, and help keep clothes soft without introducing unwanted chemicals. They also decrease drying time and are machine washable. The list just goes on!
#13 Makeup Brush Cleaning Mats
We all know we’re supposed to clean our makeup brushes, but it can be time-consuming and tedious to do so without damaging them. These inexpensive and durable mats make it easy by suctioning right to your sink. Each mat has multiple textures that work for your different brushes. Keep your skin healthy and eyeshadow palettes untainted!
#14 UV Nail Lamp
For a lot of us, it really has been months since we’ve gotten our nails done. For a professional-grade gel manicure from the comfort of your own home, look no further than this nail lamp. For a surprisingly low price, this little light perfectly and quickly cures gel polish for a long-lasting finish. Try it out with these nude and pastel polishes from Gellen.
Written by Ciara Hopkinson.
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