Millennials are poised to become the most powerful spending generation thus far. Born between 1981 and 1996, these budget-conscious shoppers know what they want and are willing to fork out the cash for it. If you’re a millennial yourself, you’re probably looking for innovative gadgets that make life easier. Fortunately, this list has 39 items we think every millennial should own.
1. Try the toaster for your feet.
Socks are cool and all, but have you ever rested your feet between two layers of warm and fuzzy goodness? With the Serta Ultra Plush Triple Rib Electric Foot Warmer, you can experience such comfortable bliss.
Big enough for two pairs of feet, this ultra-plush fleece pocket warms up toes in a hurry with four heat-setting options and may provide relief for those with arthritis or poor circulation. Whether it’s a drafty office or a chilly home giving your feet a chill or they simply need a boost after crushing it at the gym, this cushiony heated pillow is just what your barking dogs need.
2. Put some pep in your peepers with this mostly organic eye gel.
Tired-looking eyes can add years to your appearance. Puffiness, discoloration, and a few lines can make young peepers look far older than they actually are. And although finding eye creams to combat the problems is easy, discovering one that doesn’t contain harsh ingredients is not.
TruSkin Naturals Eye Gel, however, uses 75-percent organic materials to treat dark circles, bags, crow’s feet, sagging skin, and other eye issues. Botanically-derived silk amino acids team up with advanced peptides and steam-distilled cucumbers in this lightweight formulation that glides on smoothly and leaves eyes feeling cooled and refreshed.
3. Carry and charge your electronics in this.
Keep your electronics safe—and charged—with this laptop backpack by Macro. Laptops, tablets, notebooks, phones, and more can travel safely in this lightweight bag made of water-resistant polyester fabric. Along with a reinforced bottom, the bag also features a combination lock to keep your belongings protected.
And you’ll never have to worry about a dead battery: The clever pack houses an external USB with a built-in charging cable. Now you can charge your device while on-the-go (so long as you provide your own battery to plug into—we recommend this Anker PowerCore). Use this stylish backpack on your next vacation or work trip or wear it every day.
4. This gadget lets you maintain your mane without clogging the drain.
Besides being ridiculously stylish, beards, handlebar mustaches, and other facial hair fashions have one other thing in common: they require maintenance, often in the form of shaving and trimming. One common final resting place for the snipped strands is the bathroom sink drain. Hair can clog and damage pipes and create a messy and costly inconvenience.
You may be able to prevent the plumbing catastrophe with the Sink Shroom sink drainer and hair catcher. Unlike other strainers that rest on top of your drain, the Sink Shroom is placed inside, collecting and containing hair and other objects that may otherwise slip down into your pipes. Now you can manscape in comfort, knowing that your hair likely won’t contribute to a sink disaster.
5. Make living with pets clean again with this hand-held vacuum.
If you’re beginning to wonder if living with a pet and having a hair-covered home are mutually exclusive, there may be hope for you yet. While having a furry companion is chock-full of benefits, dealing with hair packed into your carpet, furniture, rugs, and basically everywhere, is definitely not one of them. The Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Vacuum, however, could make owning a pet—and a clean home—possible.
Perfect for small spaces like vehicles and dorms, but also able to handle larger areas, the Pet Hair Eraser uses a contoured nozzle to remove hair, litter, and other pet messes. And with a multi-layer filtration system, you can keep your air cleaner while reducing any lurking allergens.
6. Get your freshly-brewed tea and coffee fix on-the-go with this.
Love the taste of freshly brewed coffee or tea but don’t have the time to be an at-home barista? With the Espro Travel Coffee Press, you can have the warm drink you love when it is convenient for you. Brew your coffee using either the pour-over or French press method, then keep your beverage toasty until you’re ready to enjoy.
Tea lovers can also create their favorite cuppa with ease; this press is so smart, it can even prevent over-extraction. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure or just aren’t able to brew a cup at home, this innovative press can keep you sipping, all day long.
7. Say goodbye to stress—and bad hair days—with this scalp massager.
Creating your place in the world is stressful. Between work, relationships, living on your own, and everything else going on in your life, you may feel anxious, worried, and down. But the good news is your hair can still look healthy and on-point with this rejuvenating scalp massager from Vanity Planet.
Remove product buildup, loosen dead skin, and feel like you’re getting a professional shampoo with the help of this vibrating massager. Along with giving your hair and head the love they need, this battery-operated gadget also gives your scalp a relaxing massage that can improve circulation and leave you feeling better. Give your hair and scalp the royal treatment with this stress-melting massager.
8. Light up acne at home with this innovative mask.
Dermatologists have relied on light therapy to help their patients with acne problems for years. Gentle on the skin, the LED lights reduce inflammation and target acne-causing bacteria. If going to the dermatologist for frequent treatments doesn’t fit into your busy schedule, consider giving the Neutrogena light therapy acne mask a try.
By wearing the mask for 10 minutes a day for 30 days, you may find your acne is cleared and your face is healed. Slip on the mask like a pair of sunglasses then sit back and relax while your face receives therapy.
9. Take this whiteboard with you everywhere.
Never forget an important idea or miss the opportunity to showcase yourself with this whiteboard notebook you can use anywhere. The NuBoard Notebook features four whiteboard pages (or eight mini pages) in a convenient ring design. Each page is covered in clear vinyl, allowing you to erase and reuse your pages over and over again. Along with writing on the pages, you can also attach other documents to them, then remove with ease.
Whether you’re making a presentation, conducting a brainstorming session, or simply feeling inspired, this little helper has you covered.
10. Become a Greek yogurt god with this.
Greek yogurt is a protein-packed, satisfying treat that provides a healthy alternative to other sugar-laden yogurts. Buying the fridge staple at the store is costly, and some have ingredients that aren’t that healthy. Control what goes into your yogurt while sticking to your budget with this Greek yogurt maker by Dash.
Add milk and a little bit of store-bought yogurt to the maker and you’re on your way to enjoying a thick and creamy snack with beneficial probiotics that can help your gut health. Make up to two quarts of Greek yogurt with this maker that includes two BPA-free buckets and an LCD display with a custom timer.
11. Save food—and space—with these stretchy lids.
Although good in theory, saving leftovers can be a hassle. Besides taking up more than a reasonable amount of your cabinet space, storage containers end up missing pieces, eventually look dingy, and aren’t always the best for the planet.
But you don’t have to toss that future meal; cover your containers easily with these Orblue silicone stretch lids. Cups, bowls, plates, and any oddly-shaped dishes become storage containers with these flexible and easy-to-use covers. Eliminate the need to purchase costly, wasteful plastic wrap with this set of microwave-safe and heat-resistant lids.
12. Remove makeup mistakes easily with this convenient stick.
One of the worst situations makeup users often find themselves in is making a mistake during application. With just a flick of the wrist, you can change your entire look (not in a good way).
Fortunately, you can erase those flaws easily with the Superface Makeup Remover Stick. Eyeliner mistakes, shadow blunders, and other beauty errors can be a thing of the past with a quick swipe of this eraser. Infused with honey extract, the stick is perfect for those with sensitive skin. And its compact size means it’s easy to travel with. Now you can erase makeup mistakes wherever you are with this time-saving stick.
13. Make breakfast sandwiches in no time with this.
Forget spending your hard-earned money on overpriced breakfast sandwiches that are bad for your budget and waistline. Instead, save cash and take control of your health with this Hamilton Beach breakfast sandwich maker. In just five minutes, you can cook the breakfast sandwich of your dreams while still in your pajamas.
Choose your bread, then layer on fixings like cheese, pre-cooked meats, or vegetables. In just a few minutes, you’ll enjoy a delicious sandwich for a fraction of the cost of those at the store. Featuring a built-in timer and dishwasher-safe pieces, this sandwich maker can make mornings less stressful and on-the-go breakfast much tastier.
14. Save money—and your skin—with these magic pads.
You know leaving makeup on overnight is a no-no, but sometimes, you just can’t help it. Dealing with water, soap, makeup remover, and so on can be too much to take on when you’re tired. And if you run out of soap, using just water to remove makeup is usually a waste of time—unless you have this makeup remover magic cloth by Flawless Face Art.
With just a little bit of water, this polyester cloth can remove makeup with ease. You may experience smoother skin and a healthier glow thanks to the deep pore cleaning these pads provide. Skip using harsh cleaners on your face and wasting money on expensive cleaners and use these washable pads instead.
15. Bath time just became more entertaining with this tray.
Stay in touch while taking a bath with this bamboo bathtub caddy tray made by Bath Dreams. Enjoy a cup of tea while you play your favorite game, read a book on your tablet, or scroll on your phone with this sturdy and skid-resistant tray.
With cup holders and adjustable slots that keep your device or book safely in place, the rust-resistant caddy allows you to relax while keeping all of your favorite devices within arm’s reach. The perfect gift for others (or yourself), this adjustable bathroom tray fits most tubs and jacuzzis.
16. Prevent food cross-contamination and messes with these toaster bags.
Reheat your food while keeping your kitchen clean with these Boolba Toaster Bags. Place sandwiches, pizza, burgers, nuggets, and more in these non-stick and reusable bags, then heat them in the microwave, toaster, or oven.
The bags prevent the food from dirtying up your appliances and can prevent cross-contamination for those with dietary restrictions; the manufacturer states that those with gluten sensitivities, for example, can use these bags in shared microwaves and toasters. Perfect for work, travel, and home, these toaster bags make cooking and cleaning easier than ever before.
17. Stop your unused avocado half from going to waste with this.
Cooking with avocado is usually a breeze (after you remove that pesky pit, of course). But anyone who has only needed to use one half of an avocado knows the struggle is real when it comes to keeping the unused avocado fresh and green.
Because of oxidation, that gorgeous green turns an unappetizing shade of brown in no time at all. The Avo Saver from Evriholder can slow down the destructive process and leave your avocado fresher for longer. Simply place your avocado half inside the container and keep it inside your fridge. Reduce waste and save money with this dishwasher-safe kitchen gadget.
18. Get the hair of your dreams with these heat-free nighttime rollers.
Multitask like a boss with the Sleep Styler heat-free nighttime hair rollers. Go to bed with damp, straight hair and wake up to dry, curly hair that is ready to go in the morning. Super-absorbent material dries your hair while creating a long-lasting look. With soft, memory foam cores, the rollers are comfortable to sleep on and won’t cause the damage that other dryers and curlers can.
Choose from beachy waves to loose or tight curls to get the perfect look for you. And although these comfortable rollers are perfect to wear while you sleep, you can also experience this hands- and heat-free rolling system when you’re awake. Fold laundry, clean the house, or simply relax while your hair is dried and styled.
19. Long lashes can be yours with these magnetic strips.
Want the look of long lashes without the hassle of extensions and glue? If so, these VASSOUL Dual Magnetic Eyelashes may be just what you’re after. Placed above and below your natural lashes, the strips will adhere to each other with magnets. You’re left with a full set of lashes that will stay in place and shouldn’t cause irritation.
Curl the lashes for an extra boost or enjoy a more natural approach by wearing them as-is. Either way, you’re sure to feel confident and good about yourself for saving money with the reusable lashes while looking your very best.
20. Wake up to a sunrise every day with this calming alarm clock.
Why wake up to an annoying alarm when you can rise and shine in peace with this Veholian Light Therapy Alarm Clock? Simulate a sunrise in your bedroom with a soft light that turns on 30 minutes before your alarm is set to go off. Increasing gradually in intensity, the lights reach their maximum brightness when it’s time for you to wake up.
And instead of mind-jarring blares to break your slumber, you can choose from soothing sounds like waves and thunder or birds chirping. Designed to reduce the effects of seasonal affective disorder, this light therapy clock is a must-have for anyone who wants to experience a natural and gentle wake up call.
21. Save closet space and protect your clothes from wrinkles with this clever hanger.
Let’s be honest: Most closets just aren’t big enough. You hang up your clothes to keep them organized and neat, but most of the time, they just get wrinkled from being cramped. Fortunately, you can keep your clothes looking fresh and save space at the same time with this S-shaped hanger by Doiown.
Because of the product’s unique design, you can hang multiple pairs of pants, jeans, and leggings all on the same hanger. And don’t forget about your scarves, ties, and belts; keep them organized and protected with this practical tool.
22. Nail the perfect manicure wherever you are with this wearable bottle holder.
Just because you’re on the go, doesn’t mean you can’t have a set of perfectly-polished nails. With help from this wearable nail polish holder by tweexy, you can get a flawless coat no matter where you are. With two open rings, this bottle holder rests comfortably on your fingers and features a sturdy platform to secure the bottle.
You can now paint your nails without the need for a flat surface on which to place your polish. Tilt your fingers to get the last drop out of every bottle, then simply pull the holder off and switch hands when you’re done. Whether you’re in a vehicle or just short on space, this polish holder helps you achieve your nail goals wherever you are.
23. Cover and treat annoying blemishes with this healing patch.
Blemishes have some real nerve. They show up uninvited, make a big scene, and potentially leave a permanent reminder of their presence. You don’t have to let unwanted pimples steal the show, however, with the Acne Pimple Master Patch by COSRX.
This translucent hydrocolloid patch can speed up the healing process by extracting exudate from the blemish. In just a few hours, you may find that your acne is smaller and flatter. Along with removing the impurities from your blemish, the patch also reduces inflammation and protects the spot from further irritation. Don’t let a pimple stop you from putting your best face forward; cover and treat it with this complexion-saving treatment!
24. This sleeping mask blocks out light while rejuvenating your eyes.
Improve your sleep while you rejuvenate tired and puffy eyes with this binchotan-activated charcoal mask by Morihata. Block out light while getting your rest on with this comfortable and rejuvenating eye mask infused with Japanese binchotan-activated charcoal, which may help to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes.
Not just for sleep, the mask is also helpful during meditation, relaxation, airplane rides, or any time you want to reduce the amount of light you see while improving the appearance of your eyes at the same time. So sit back, place the travel-ready mask on your peepers, and enjoy your self-care time with this comfortable and soothing product.
25. This phone holder frees up your hands.
Go hands-free while still staying connected with this phone stand by Lamicall. iPhones and androids rest comfortably in this lightweight stand that holds your phone so you can free up your hands. Video chat with your friends and family while keeping your phone steady and still with this black aluminum holder.
Take it in the kitchen to watch cooking videos, bring it into the office for conferences, or simply use it at home. Wherever you go, this sleek and sturdy stand allows you to use your phone hands-free while still enjoying its many benefits.
26. These relaxing bath salts encourage your body to sleep.
After a long day at school or the office, sometimes a relaxing bath is the only way to remove the stress and tension needed in order to get a good night’s sleep. But if the warm water and soothing bubbles aren’t enough to melt your worries away, give these Dream Away mineral bath salts from Kneipp a try.
Infused with the essential oils of valerian and hops, Dream Away can help your body relax naturally and encourage you to get a good night’s sleep. Simply pour the salts into your bath water and enjoy. You’re sure to feel calmer and more relaxed, which may lead to more restful and rejuvenating sleep.
27. Water that’s good for the body and soul.
Keeping yourself hydrated is important for both your health and your appearance. Drink up while celebrating art with this LIFEWTR water bottle series. With added electrolytes, this purified water keeps you feeling good and entertains your eyes with bottles that feature art from some of today’s most talented artists.
With five different series, you can choose from Public Art, Women in Art, Emerging Fashion Designers, Arts in Education, and Art Beyond Borders. Why drink plain water out of boring bottles when you can hydrate yourself and support the arts at the same time?
28. Use magnets and mud to get your skin glowing.
Impurities on the skin can leave your face looking drab and dull. Along with adding years to your appearance, lackluster skin can prevent you from radiating your natural glow. All that can change, however, with the help of this magnetic face mask from Youthful Naturals.
Remove oil, dirt, and other impurities with this anti-aging mask that deeply cleans your pores and can leave your skin looking brighter, smoother, and softer. What’s more, the magnetic properties of the iron-based mask may help reduce the signs of stress and aging. Easy to apply, this natural face mask can leave your skin looking refreshed and better than ever.
29. This fold-up makeup mirror leaves you feeling and looking fabulous.
Feel like the star you are with this LED tri-fold makeup mirror by Miss Sweet. Look flawless wherever you go with the help of this compact mirror that features bright LED lights that last the life of the mirror and stay cool to the touch.
Easy fold up and storage means you’ll never have to travel without looking your best ever again. The rose gold cover makes the mirror even more fabulous, and its stand allows you to apply makeup without worry. Perfect for at-home use or when you’re on-the-go, this useful mirror helps you take your makeup game to the next level.
30. This knife brush cuts cleaning time in half.
Save your fingers—and time—when washing dangerous kitchen tools with this knife and cutlery brush from Joseph Joseph. The brush’s unique wrap-around design allows bristles to access both sides of the cutlery simultaneously, cutting your washing time in half.
Simply grab the brush by its textured grip and move it back and forth against the cutlery. The brush keeps your hands safe while the bristles clean. Use it on your forks, spoons, and spatulas to shorten your dish-washing time and simply clip it on the side of your dish rack to dry.
31. Cook up tea and water infusions with this travel mug.
Steep tea and keep it warm with this tea infuser that doubles as a travel mug by Vibrant. This vacuum-insulated stainless steel thermos comes with a two-piece strainer/steeper combo that allows you to create tea or infused waters with ease. Keep your coffee, tea, or water at just the right temperature with this sleek and durable bottle.
Place fruit in the bottle’s strainer to quickly infuse water or simply pour your hot or cold beverage and enjoy it at the right temperature all day long. Forget using disposable cups or bottles to carry your drink. Save money and feel good about helping the environment with this must-have mug.
32. Walk away from the threat of damaged heels with these.
Although high heels can complement just about any outfit and make your legs look amazing, walking in them is sometimes disastrous. If you’ve ever attempted to travel across grass or dirt while wearing your stems, you’ve probably experienced that gut-wrenching feeling when your heel sinks into the earth. And forget about crack-laden sidewalks, cobblestone, grates, and wooden decks: it’s almost a guarantee your heel will get stuck.
You don’t have to worry about embarrassing falls or broken shoes any longer with these Solemates heel protectors. By sliding these covers over your heel, you increase the surface area on the bottom of the heel, which can prevent shoe damage and personal injury. The next time you wear your heels to work, an outdoor party, or any event in which fabulous shoes are a necessity, keep your stems—and yourself— protected with these.
33. Healthier hydration can be yours with this electrolyte mix.
If late nights or staying active have you feeling run down, there’s a good chance dehydration is the cause. You may be able to combat the unpleasant side effects and restore your proper fluid level with the Liquid I.V. Hydration Multiplier drink mix.
This non-GMO electrolyte powder mixes into 16 ounces of water to give you the same amount of hydration that two or three bottles of water can provide. The Hydration Multiplier contains 11 vitamins and minerals and about three times the amount of electrolytes that sports drinks typically do but without all of the sugar and calories. Whip up a hydrating drink you can feel good about with this convenient powder.
34. Safely restore your clothes with this portable defuzzer.
Don’t let shabby-looking clothing make you give off the wrong impression! Fuzz, pilling, and lint on your clothing can make even the best-dressed person look sloppy. Remove these fashion faux pas-causing imperfections with this Conair Fabric Defuzzer. Safely send these unwanted visitors packing by sliding the easy-to-use shaver over your fabric.
And with three settings, the defuzzer allows you to customize what type of shave you’re looking for depending on the material. Never get caught looking less than 100 percent with this rechargeable shaver that’s so compact, you can take it with you everywhere.
35. Organize cords and charge on-the-go with this.
With so many devices requiring cords for charging and use, it’s easy to break or damage them when they get tangled up with each other. Along with creating frustration, these wiry messes often end up causing you to spend extra money by having to replace them. Fortunately, you can keep your cords safe and organized with this retractable USB cable from Accessorz.
Compatible with almost every device, this multi-tasking tool allows you to charge your device while backing up files or even transferring videos, pictures, and music, all at fast speeds. Store one in your purse, desk, office, or home to keep your cables organized and protected.
36. This gel protects blemishes and helps your makeup go on smooth.
Flawless makeup application can be a breeze, even for those with acne, thanks to this Direcsil Face Shield Patch. Protect your blemishes from further bacteria and irritation by applying a thin layer of gel over top of them, and you’re left with a texture-free surface on which to apply your makeup.
More discreet than masks and strips that promise to do the same job, this liquid patch allows you to treat and cover your pimple without anyone knowing. And when it’s time for removal, simply peel the patch away from your skin, then go ahead and wash your face.
37. Sleep and look good doing it with this stylish pillowcase.
Sweet dreams are sure to be yours with the Sleepwish Elephant Mandala Pattern Pillow Case. Made from a breathable and hypoallergenic polyester/cotton blend, this king-sized case comes in eight different styles and colors, making it easy to find one that will match your bedroom décor.
This pillow accessory can make your room pop with its bright colors and mesmerizing patterns, and its soft fabric can make falling asleep easier. Make your bed the best-looking on the block with this India-inspired pillowcase.
38. This comfy towel dries your hair without hurting it.
Sure, hair dryers are convenient, but they damage the heck out of your hair while you’re using them. As you likely know, high temperatures can dry delicate strands, but brushing and pulling on your hair while it’s wet is just as damaging. Skip the heat (and the havoc it causes your hair) and use the Turbie Twist Microfiber Hair Towel instead.
This super-absorbent, machine-washable towel removes water from your hair without causing damage. So go ahead and get dressed, do your makeup, check your social media accounts, and get your chill on while this soft and comfortable turbo towel does the all the work.
39. Your milk and cookie game just got better with this multi-tasking mug.
Turn snack time into next-level goodness with the Cafurty Dunk Mug. Have your cookies and beverage, too, all in one place with this ingenious mug that provides storage for your favorite dunking snacks.
Biscuits, cookies, or whatever you call them are conveniently tucked away right under the very milk or liquid you dunk them in. Enjoy cookies in bed with this easy-to-carry cup that frees up your other hand by carrying the treats inside.