The world is brimming with gadgets, accessories, tools, and gear that can add ease to your life—and make you wonder how you ever got along without them. But one thing many of the world’s gems have in common is that they aren’t cheap. In fact, most of thems are stinking expensive.
Keyword being most.
We did a little digging through the Amazon and discovered some incredible products…that won’t leave you penniless. Below are 40 of the niftiest products on Amazon that only cost around (or well below) $10.
Disclaimer: Just so you know, if you order an item through one of our posts, we may get a small share of the sale.
1. A dull knife is a dangerous knife.
Sharp knives not only improve your culinary experience—they actually protect your fingers. It may sound counterintuitive, but sharper knives are actually safer sharper blades. The reason? Knives that have seen better days require more pressure to cut than those that are sharp, and pressing harder increases the chances of the knife slipping and cutting your fingers.
Reduce the risk of kitchen injury by keeping your knives sharp with the Finnhomy Professional Knife Sharpener. With just three to five passes through the sharpening slots, this ergonomically-designed sharpener restores dull knives with minimal effort.
2. Ice out your favorite drinks without watering them down.
If you’re still using rectangular or cubed ice to cool your beverages down, you’re missing out. Because of their size, these tiny pieces of ice melt quickly and leave your drink watered down. Talk about party foul! Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds create gorgeous and long-lasting ice that is not only easy on the eyes, but gentle on drinks, as well.
Measuring at 2.5 inches, the massive ice spheres take longer to melt than their cubed counterparts, which means drinks stay cooler and retain their taste longer. The ice is a perfect accompaniment for any chilled beverage. With these, you can sip on a chilled beverage for even longer.
3. This affordable essential oil is legit.
When it comes to therapeutic essential-grade oils, the terms “affordable” and “effective” don’t usually go hand-in-hand. But that all changes with this pure tea tree oil by Healing Solutions. Derived from the leaves of the tea tree, tea tree oil contains chemicals that may kill bacteria and fungus and reduce allergic skin reactions.
Tea tree oil’s antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties are fairly well-known, meaning it’s a good treatment for bug bites and other minor wounds. When applied topically, the oil can help with acne, athlete’s foot, and nail fungal infections, too.
4. Speaking of, this is a must-have for all essential oil fans.
Using a dropper to apply the oils to your skin or oil-diffusing jewelry seems to be the go-to for fans of aromatherapy, but you’ll likely create a mess. Many essential oil users combat this common problem by transferring their blends into roller bottles.
Although the process is quite simple, removing the lids and rollers on your bottles can present a struggle. Enter tSoligt’s Essential Oil Key Tool. Remove and replace orifice and roller bottle caps with ease by allowing these metal tools to do the work for you.
5. Nail personal hygiene with this handy kit.
If you’ve ever been away from home and experienced a fingernail disaster, you likely wished you had a handy nail kit that could save the day. The problem is that many are large and bulky, making keeping one with you inconvenient. Fortunately, you won’t have to face a nail emergency on your own, wherever you are, with this nail clipper travel set by GetWow.
Featuring three nail clippers of different sizes, multi-purpose scissors, a cuticle remover, nail file, and more, this 12-in-1, stainless steel set is convenient for travel, but also has everything you need for at-home use.
6. Keep your microwave clean with this handy tool.
In most homes, a used microwave is a messy microwave. While heating, food splatters and then cooks on your microwave walls, making it difficult and time-consuming to remove. Prevent the mess from happening by keeping your food secure. This affordable, collapsible microwave cover by Tovolo helps cook your food and keeps things clean, too.
Multiple lid perforations allow steam to escape, keeping your meal moist but contained. What’s more, the lid expands to reach 3.5 inches and collapses to 1 inch for easy storage. BPA-free and (of course) microwave safe, this lid is a game-changer when it comes to microwave cooking.
7. Going to the bathroom has never been so exciting.
The bathroom isn’t exactly the most entertaining area in your home, but it can become the best-lit with the GlowBowl Toilet Nightlight. Say goodbye to turning on the bright bathroom light in the middle of the night.
This motion-activated light illuminates the bowl when it detects movement, creating a soft glow that won’t hurt your eyes and helps you maneuver safely. The bulb deactivates when it detects light to save battery life. Choose from seven different LED colors or select carousel mode for rotating colors. Fitting most bowls, this light can turn your bathroom into the most relaxing—and safe—spot in your home.
8. Experience the benefits of massage wherever you are.
Recover from workouts faster and relieve pain and stress with this foot roller and porcupine bowl from HealPT. Specifically designed to combat plantar fasciitis, heel spurs, and foot soreness, this portable massage kit helps to relax, stretch, and massage your muscles while allowing blood to flow throughout your feet. Keep the pieces in your purse or back for a stress-relieving massage at work.
And your feet don’t get to have all of the fun; the roller and ball effectively massage the rest of your body, as well. Target painful trigger points in your neck, shoulder, legs, and back to remove the uncomfortable knots. And since you control how much pressure you receive, you’re sure to enjoy your massage every time.
9. Groceries never looked better.
Brighten up your shopping experience while helping the earth with these reusable nylon grocery bags by JPNK. Lightweight and durable, these colorful totes are the size of a typical plastic grocery bag. But unlike what you’ll get at the store, these washable bags are durable and can handle heavy loads with ease.
And since they are made out of 100 percent RIPSTOP polyester cloth, they won’t break under pressure. Each bag folds up into its own square pouch, making them perfect for travel or shopping. Available in sets of five, these durable bags bring some color into your grocery game.
10. Give your hands a youthful appearance with this tool.
If the eyes are the windows into your soul, your nails are arguably a view into your personal hygiene. Dirty and dry nails not only age the appearance of your hands, but they also make you look disheveled and messy.
Fortunately, you can give them a makeover without breaking the bank with this Urban Spa Nail Brush. Clean around and under your nails quickly and comfortably with just a little soap and water and this affordable brush. Use the bristles to exfoliate overgrown and unmanageable cuticles and leave your hands looking like they were just treated to an expensive manicure.
11. Brewing tea has never been cuter.
What do you get when you combine brewing tea with an adorable baby dinosaur? This Baby Dino Tea Infuser by Krierah. Up the cuteness factor of your next cuppa with this easy-to-use and dishwasher-safe tea tool made of BPA-free, food-grade silicone.
Simply place your loose-leaf tea in the bottom of the dino, then lower it into your mug. The baby dinosaur will peek out of your mug or cup while helping your favorite tea come to life. This adorable infuser is the perfect gift for tea lovers or a great way to involve your favorite little one into your tea experience.
12. Get more out of your shower with this body brush.
Prevent the transfer of mold and other bacteria to your body during a shower with the INNERNEED Soft Silicone Body Brush. Loofahs and sponges house germs and bacteria because their material never really gets dry. As a result, you could leave your shower dirtier than when you came in.
This silicone body brush provides the cleaning action you need in an environment that won’t produce even more germs. Featuring bristles of two different sizes, the brush ensures your lymph and meridian points receive just the right pressure. Wear the sponge as a glove and exfoliate your skin while increasing your circulation with this budget-friendly bath accessory.
13. Kiss bad breath goodbye with this.
Your teeth and gums aren’t the only part of your mouth that harbor bacteria and can cause bad breath. Your tongue is just as guilty. With its bumpy surface, your tongue is the perfect host for biofilm, a name for a group of bacteria. Mouthwashes can’t eliminate the biofilm, as they only kill the outer cells, allowing the cells beneath the surface to thrive.
Dr. Tung’s Tongue Cleaner, however, can. With its stainless steel curved cleaning edge, the tool gently scrapes the bacteria off of your tongue. You’re left with a fresher, healthier mouth your dentist is sure to rave about at your next visit.
14. Stay supported and safe in the shower.
Struggling to shave your legs in the shower can be a thing of the past with the Safe-er-Grip Foot Rest by Changing Lifestyles. Designed for people who have trouble with mobility, the grip allows those suffering from arthritis, back problems, and other issues to safely shave their legs.
Awkward bending and stretching is not only uncomfortable but can cause you to slip and potentially hurt yourself. Install the rest on your shower wall easily with a simple latch. Then release the latch if you need to remove the rest for adjustment. Safe and affordable, this footrest gives you the safety and support you need.
15. You’ll want to showcase your feet after using this.
Soft and smooth feet can be yours with O’Keeffe’s For Healthy Feet Foot Cream. Able to heal even the worst dry cracked and feet, this luxurious lotion contains high amounts of glycerin, which draws in and retains moisture.
The cream creates a protective layer on the skin to keep the moisture in and prevent any more from leaving. Apply the cream to exfoliated skin following a shower or before bed, and you’ll notice improvement in just a few days. With paraffin and allantoin, this healing lotion can penetrate even the thickest and roughest skin.
16. This book helps you kick butt.
Laugh your way to success with the self-help book, You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life by Jen Sincero. Through advice, inspiring stories, and easy exercises, you can identify and change the self-sabotaging behaviors that stop you from living your life to the fullest.
And by the end of the book, you can figure out why you are the way you are, how to change what you dislike, and learn to love what you can’t. Once you understand these important topics, you can make the adjustments needed to live your best life.
17. Keep all your electronics accessories safe and organized.
Keeping electronic accessories organized is no small task, particularly when you’re on the go. Cords become tangled and twisted, which can cause wire breakage. Accessories can become misplaced and even broken. Keep your expensive and important gadgets safe and easily accessible with this electronics accessory organizer made by BUBM.
Six loops can keep your pens, tools, and cables secure, while expandable mesh pockets are the perfect size to hold USB drives and earbuds. The organizer also features large zipper spaces for bigger items. Although ideal for electronics accessories, this affordable bag is also great for storing baby care items, hobby supplies, beauty tools, and more.
18. Working with avocado is safe again.
You gotta love avocados. Besides tasting great, they’re healthy and versatile. But if you feel like you’re at risk for losing a finger while working with the green fruit, you’re not alone. Removing the large pit from the avocado’s soft flesh is not only an exercise in skill, but it’s dangerous as well. Protect your fingers and hands with the Chef’n Avoquado 4-in-1 tool.
Use the multi-tool’s safety blade to cut through the thick avocado, then easily remove the pit with its innovative pitting tool. The blade is perfect for slicing or cubing the avocado, and the scoop allows you to free the treat of its skin with ease.
19. Fancy-up your faucet.
You can have the coolest sink on the block with the DLAND Colorful LED Water Faucet. This nifty tool uses light to change the appearance of water exiting your faucet. When the water flows down, the LED will illuminate instantly and gradually change colors. You’ll experience cyan, green, red, yellow, blue, purple, and orange water so bright you won’t need any additional lighting fixtures.
Although perfect for just about any home, this faucet can make hand-washing fun for children, encouraging them to do it often. Easy to assemble, the kit features four pieces that work on just about any faucet.
20. Wash bottles like a boss.
Love using bottles and pitchers, but hate the hassle of cleaning them? Then the TISSA long bottle cleaning brush may be just for you. Decanters, wine bottles, sauce jars, and more can become clean with ease when you use this brush.
Featuring a comfort-grip handle and sturdy bristles, this 16-inch-long brush can reach the bottom of even the deepest bottles. Now you can finally save those gorgeous bottles and decanters you love but don’t want the bother of cleaning with this durable brush that can provide you with years of use.
21. This attractive diffuser makes your vehicle smell like a spa.
Enjoying the benefits of essential oils doesn’t have to stop just because you’re in the car. The COSCOD essential oil diffuser for your vehicle lets you get your aromatherapy on even when you’re on the go. A fashionable stainless steel locket houses an absorbent pad in which you place 2 to 3 drops of your favorite essential oil.
Simply attach the clip to any vent and you’ll immediately smell it working. Along with turning your vehicle into a spa on wheels, the diffuser helps to block out pollutants and other smells, creating the most enjoyable ride possible.
22. You’ll give this massage tool a thumbs up.
Ever want more massage than your hands are willing—or able—to give? Whether your hands tire easily or are incapable of delivering the amount of pressure you need, this deep tissue massage tool by HealPT can come in handy. Grip onto the tool’s hand mold and target sensitive and sore areas with the thumb-like portion of the massager.
Since you’re in control, you decide how much pressure each area receives. Give yourself a longer, more effective massage while saving your thumbs and joints from wear and tear with this affordable find!
23. Up your shaving game with these tiny razors.
When it comes to accessing small areas on the body, typical razors are bulky and dangerous. Along with increasing the risk of cuts, these larger shavers usually can’t get the job done. Zodaca folding shaving razors, however, allow you to get the shave you want, exactly where you want it.
Perfect for eyebrows, the upper lip, bikini lines, and cheek hair, this three-pack comes in at an affordable price point. Fold your razors and carry them in the included transparent pouch. Great for both men and women, these tiny shavers work even better than the big guys.
24. Leaks can become a thing of the past with these portable bottles.
Traveling with large bottles is not only cumbersome, but it can get real messy if they leak. And if you’re attempting to get on a plane with the large containers, you’d better think again. Avoid having to throw away your belongings by using these soft, silicone travel bottles from Kitdine.
TSA carry-on approved and BPA-free, these pink, white, and blue bottles are perfect for carrying lotion, soap, and other liquids. And say goodbye to leaks, as these traveling companions feature silicone stretchy film in the bottle opening and a three-layer, anti-leak cap design. Traveling is stressful enough; take it easy on yourself with these handy containers.
25. This handle can prevent tumbler blunders.
Tumblers are great for keeping hot beverages hot and cold ones chilled. What they lack, however, is the comfort factor. The wide shape makes gripping a tumbler difficult and for those with certain muscle and joint conditions, often impossible. But even the most awkward tumblers can be carried easily with a little help from this tumbler handle by Magnum Steel.
Made from pressed and polished nylon, the handle fits most brands and is breathable, which means you won’t end up with the dreaded sweaty hand. Lightweight and dishwasher friendly, this clever grip makes sipping on-the-go enjoyable again.
26. Reclaim your skin with these affordable tools.
Although small in size, blackheads are scrappy, stubborn, and unwilling to vacate from your skin. But you can encourage the unattractive spots to take a hike with the BESTOPE blackhead remover kit.
Attempting to use your fingers or other makeshift tools to extract blackheads can lead to irritation and even scarring. Take care of your skin by using these professional stainless steel tools that feature an anti-bacterial coating to prevent infection. For just a few bucks, this five-piece set can help your skin become flawless.
27. Odors don’t stand a chance against this purifying bag.
Stink happens. But it doesn’t have to happen to you with the Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag. Small spaces tend to accumulate large odors quickly. Forget trying to mask the scent with strong air fresheners; not only will you get a headache, but you’re also in store for a disappointment when the offending odor returns after the fragrance wears off.
Remove the threat by eliminating the scent completely with this budget-friendly bag. Natural bamboo charcoal absorbs unwanted odors along with allergens and harmful pollutants. The small sack also prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria from forming by absorbing excess moisture. Place the purifying bag in your vehicle, bathroom, closet, or pet area to experience odor-free living at its best.
28. Send pimples packing sooner with this fast-acting patch.
Although it takes only about a week for the average pimple to clear up, those seven days can feel like an eternity. You may be able to speed up the process, however, with help from these pimple patches by COSRX.
Thin and clear, these hydrocolloid patches reduce redness and irritation while absorbing exudate from the pimple. The strips also prevent additional bacteria and pollutants from coming into contact with the blemish, which can cause further irritation. After just a few hours, you’ll likely notice the pimple has reduced dramatically in size. Get your hands—and blemishes—on them in a hurry!
29. This affordable tumbler keeps your beverages the perfect temperature for longer.
You don’t have to spend a fortune to make a quality tumbler yours, thanks to this Kollea stainless steel tumbler. Keep your cold drinks chilled for 24 hours and your hot beverages steamy for six with this vacuum-insulated tumbler that will never sweat or feel hot to the touch.
BPA free and dishwasher safe, this affordable beverage vessel fits in most vehicle cup holders and is large enough to keep you from getting thirsty on long road trips. This chic-looking tumbler proves that you don’t have to break the bank to enjoy your favorite hot or cold drinks hours after you pour them.
30. You’ll never splurge on a beauty sponge again after using this.
If you’re looking for a complexion sponge that can blend smoothly and leave your skin looking flawless, prepare yourself for sticker shock. Believe it or not, some sponges can retail for over $20. This ridiculous price leaves many wondering if having gorgeous skin is worth the cost.
Fortunately, you don’t have to sacrifice your skin goals thanks to the Miracle Complexion Sponge by Real Techniques. With rounded sides for targeting large areas of the face, a precision tip that covers imperfections and blemishes, and a flat edge for contouring around the eyes and nose, this sponge can leave you looking like a million bucks, for way less.
31. Still using harsh shampoo in a bottle? You won’t after reading this.
Sure, typical shampoos are generally great at removing debris from your hair, but they also strip your strands of the natural oils and nourishment they need. Over time, these harsh products can leave your locks damaged and less than healthy. The good news is that you can keep your mane clean and conditioned with this coconut shea shampoo bar from OBIA Naturals.
Unrefined shea butter and castor and coconut oils hydrate and moisturize hair of all types, creating a gorgeous sheen and healthy look for your ‘do. Voted “Favorite Shampoo Bar” by NaturallyCurly.com from 2015 to 2017, this sulfate-free bar is sure to become your go-to product.
32. Here’s why conventional cutting boards can take a hike.
Cutting boards don’t have to be thick and bulky to keep your countertops safe. And in addition to taking up extra space in the kitchen, typical boards tend to dull knives over time. Save money, and your kitchen surfaces, by using the Nicole Home Collection flexible plastic cutting board set.
Made from BPA-free, antimicrobial material, these non-toxic mats are color-coded, which can help you prevent cross-contamination while cooking. The flexible mats can also bend, turning into a funnel of sorts that makes transferring chopped ingredients so much easier. Unlike other cutting boards, you can throw these bright boards into your dishwasher when done.
33. This stick makes stains tremble in fear.
If stains could talk, they’d surely shriek in fear when they see the Redecker Spot-Gone Pre-Wash Stick coming towards them. And they have great reason to be afraid of this laundry superhero—it eliminates even the toughest stains. Blood, grass, fruit, and grease can be an ancient memory for clothing, furniture, bedding, and more with this handy tool.
Made from palm and lemon oils, this powerful stain remover safely sanitizes, as well. Simply treat the stain with the remover, let it sit for five minutes, then hand or machine wash. You’ll save your clothing—and money—with this portable stick.
34. Thought you couldn’t love your Instant Pot any more? Think again.
Although the Instant Pot is a godsend for at-home chefs with little time to spare, it can cause serious burns if you’re in a hurry. Removing the hot inner pot or steamer basket from the base can result in injuries if you’re not careful.
Fortunately, these gripper clips from Bonison can keep your fingers and hands safe. Featuring stainless steel heads fitted with silicone pads, the clips securely grasp onto the pot so you don’t have to. Each clip can hold up to 5 pounds and is fitted with anti-skid handles, helping you to say safe during use.
35. Stay wrinkle-free with this little secret.
Even when hung or folded, clothes become wrinkled easily. And if you’re frequently traveling, your wardrobe doesn’t stand a chance against the unattractive creases. If you don’t have time to iron your clothes or just don’t feel like dealing with the hassle, Grandma’s Secret Wrinkle Remover spray can get you looking fresh and neat in no time at all.
With just a few spritzes of this lightly-scented spray, you can remove wrinkles and odors from most fabrics. Grab a bottle for your home, bag, and office and always maintain a polished appearance.
36. Whip up salads in a snap with the help of this clever bowl.
Although tasty and healthy, salads aren’t the easiest dishes to prepare. Along with all the cleaning, a lot of chopping is involved, as well. And if you’re pressed for time, salad-making likely won’t fit in your schedule. But all that can change with the 60-Second Salad Maker from AmyHomie.
This innovative kitchen find comes with a slotted bowl that allows you to wash and drain your fresh ingredients. Then, turn the bowl upside down and insert your knife into the slots to slice what is inside. Rotate the bowl and repeat the slicing motion, then do it one more time. When finished, you’re left with an expertly-chopped salad that took just seconds to create.
37. This pillowcase literally helps you get your beauty rest.
Give your hair, face, and neck the royal treatment they deserve with this luxurious satin pillowcase by Shop Bedding. Typical pillowcases can wreak havoc on your facial skin and hair while you sleep. Resting your head against the tough fabric all night long may cause your hair to become matted, tangled, and snagged. And average cases won’t do your skin any favors, either.
Smooth and silky satin pillowcases are gentle on your hair and skin. What’s more, the soft material stays cool in the summer and warm in the winter, creating the perfect environment for a good night’s sleep.
38. Here’s proof that not all charcoal tooth whiteners are messy.
Although charcoal powders offer an effective alternative to harsh tooth whiteners, they also create quite a mess. If you’d like to safely remove stains from your teeth without leaving a black film all over your sink, consider using this Active Charcoal Toothpaste from Twin Lotus.
Get the all-natural results you love without the hassle of powders with this triple-action formulation. Kill bacteria, freshen your breath, and mask any remaining odors by using this gentle toothpaste on your chompers a few times a day. Not only will your teeth look brighter and radiant, your sink will stay cleaner, as well.
39. Take your beauty arsenal to the next level with these brushes.
It doesn’t take an expert to know that not all beauty tools are created equally. And when it comes to brushes, your makeup game can lose points if you don’t use the proper type. Enter these Silicone Face Mask Brushes by Opiqcey.
Apply lotion, foundation, primer, and masks with more precision and accuracy than ever before by using these sleek brushes. Relying on your fingers to put your beauty products on introduces bacteria and dirt to your face. These silicon brushes, however, keep things clean and give you the expert results you desire.
40. Hull strawberries like a boss.
While it’s true that hulling, or removing the stems, of strawberries isn’t exactly difficult, it’s not exactly fun, either. In fact, one could argue that using a knife to strip the bright berries of their stems is mind-numbingly dull, along with tedious and time-consuming.
Fortunately, the Chef’n Stem Gem Strawberry Huller does the work for you in a fraction of the time. By simply inserting the tool’s steel claw into the strawberry then turning it, you remove the part of the berry you don’t want to eat. Perfect for just about any soft fruit, this tool can also remove the centers of cupcakes and other treats, creating the perfect spot for tasty filling.