45 Ridiculously Useful Things Under $25 Amazon Reviewers Say They Can't Live Without

From a barista-worthy milk frother to a chic fanny pack, you won’t want to miss out on these.

by Cliché Wynter
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Have you entered that stage of adulthood where you finally realize that all those appliances and gadgets your parents had around the house cost a lot of money? Hard same. Fortunately, some of the most useful products on Amazon won’t drain your entire life savings. In fact, I’ve compiled a list of over 40 must-have items that are useful and under $25. Check them out below.


A Sleek Cabinet Organizer For Any Room In Your House

Keep all your knickknacks within eyeshot with the help of this cabinet organizer. The three-tier rack can be used anywhere in your home, from the kitchen to the bathroom to the bedroom or office. It's designed with deep shelves that can store even bigger objects, and you can grab it in 10 cool colors, including pistachio, steel blue, and cream.

  • Available colors: 10


A Knee Pillow That Helps Reduce Back Pain

If you're a side sleeper, you can turn to this memory foam knee pillow for a more comfortable night of sleep. It has an ergonomic design that supports the legs and improves spine alignment, so you don't wake up with a sore back. Plus, the memory foam molds to your body for totally tailored support.


A Sleek Toothpaste Dispenser

Why squeeze your own toothpaste, when this automatic dispenser can do it for you? Utilizing suction power, i's durable, convenient, and easy to install. Simply mount it to the wall using the adhesive strip, and you're good to go. It's available in black, pink, and gray.


This Door Draft Stopper That Keeps Out The Chill

This door draft stopper is made from adjustable silicone that easily slides onto the base of any standard-sized door, where it keeps the heat inside during the colder months and blocks the hot air during the warmer months. It's engineered with waterproof adhesive that stays put through all weather conditions, and it's available in black, brown, gray, and white.


This Dispenser That Helps Keep Dry Food Fresh

Rice, beans, oatmeal — this dispenser is designed to help keep all sorts of dry ingredients fresh. Each container is large enough to hold up to 3 pounds of food, while pressure triggers underneath make it easy to fill up cups, bowls, and more. And since it mounts to the wall, it won’t take up any space on your counters.


A 2-In-1 Snow Broom With A Built-In Scraper & Storage Solution

Keep this two-in-one snow broom handy for whenever inclement weather hits. It has a built-in ice scraper that clears ice from your windshield and a non-abrasive foam head that is gentle on glass surfaces. The broom is lightweight and is complete with a bracket holder for convenient storage.


The Memory Foam Bath Mat That Feels Like Walking On Clouds

There’s no better feeling that stepping out of the shower and onto this plush memory foam bath mat. It has a soft, velvety microfiber layer that quickly absorbs water and ensures it doesn’t linger at the surface, and it also features a nonslip backing that prevents skidding. Snag yours in over a dozen vibrant colors including blue, camel, and lavender.

  • Available sizes: 7
  • Available colors: 20


An Electric Egg Cooker That Prepares A Quick & Healthy Breakfast

Prepare the perfect eggs every time with this electric cooker. It can cook up to six eggs at once, exactly to your liking, whether that's poached, omelets, or soft, medium, or hard boiled. The best part is the shells come out ready to be peeled, so you won't have to struggle with the final step in the preparation process.


This Space-Saving Silverware Drawer Organizer

This compact kitchen drawer organizer is truly a godsend when you're working with limited space. Not only does it allow you to stack your utensils on top of each other to save room, but it allows you to quickly grab whatever you need by the handle. It even has little icons that let you know what's stored in each slot.


This Fine-Tip Pen Set That Comes In 18 Pretty Colors

Add a pop of color to any page with this 18-pack of fine-point art pens. The #1 best-selling product in the drawing pens category on Amazon, they have garnered more than 70,000 reviews and an overall 4.7-star rating. They feature a 0.38-millimeter tip and nicely pigmented water-based ink that's ideal for everything from drawing to journaling.


These Door Stoppers That Are Easy To Stack

These heavy-duty door stoppers come with an adhesive holder you can stick on the bottom of your door. That way, your stopper is always handy. If one of these isn’t quite tall enough for your specific door, they have a stackable design. Simply pop one on top of the other and prop open your door like normal.

Roll the steel ball under your eyes to apply this hydrating eye gel and it will depuff, tighten, brighten, and feed your under-eye area a much-needed drink of caffeine, vitamin B5, green apple stem cells, squalene, Vitamin C, and more. It also leaves behind a slight blue sheen to minimize dark shadows.


This Milk Frother With Astronomical Ratings

With more than 10,000 ratings, this milk frother has gained a loyal following, with reviewers praising its ability to create thick, delicious foam for hot beverages in just seconds. It’s also a handy whisk for making smoothies and shakes, making this a versatile buy. The battery-operated device even comes with a metal stand for storage.


The Baking Mat That Saves You So Much Work

Drop one of these silicone baking mats under your next batch of cookies or roasted meat and the aftermath of that project will be so easy to clean up. Your food won’t stick to the pan — or need butter or grease to prevent sticking — and there will be no baked-on mess. Drop the mat in the dishwasher and put away the pan. This is a set of four half-sized mats.


This Moisturizer That’s Loaded With Snail Mucin

This multi-function snail mucin repair cream is loaded with super-effective snail mucin filtrate (it’s 97.5 percent) to make your skin brighter and more youthful. The mucin is ethically harvested from snails that live a free-range lifestyle. “This stuff is magical!” said one reviewer. “My skin has never looked so good.”


The Exfoliating Brush That Stops Razor Bumps

Keep this exfoliating body brush in your shower so you can regularly exfoliate areas that you shave or wax and you will never have to worry about ingrown hairs or razor bumps. The gentle silicone bristles are effective but gentle. Nearly 23,000 people give it five stars. “This simple brush is a miracle,” said one reviewer. “I literally never get bumps anywhere.”


The Handheld Clothes Steamer Reviewers Swear By

Do yourself and your wardrobe a favor and invest in this handheld steamer. Trust me. It's affordable, lightweight, and super effective at keeping your clothes wrinkle free. The device is designed with a long 9-foot power cord that gives you plenty of room to move around, and it can steam for 15 continuous minutes before needing to be refilled. "Cannot express how much I love it," wrote one reviewer. "Super easy and convenient to use and does a great job."

If you are grilling or roasting, the best way to know if the meat is done is by sticking the probe of this digital meat thermometer into it and getting a quick read on its internal temperature. The big, bright display is easy to read in any light. It even has a built-in bottle opener.


A Convenient Rack For Storing Pans & Lids

Step your organization skills up a notch with this pan and lid rack. It comes with six steel dividers that can be adjusted to fit items of varying sizes, and the nonslip protective feet keep it in place. And if you're a dedicated chef who doesn't mind spending a little more cash, the rack is also available in a larger expandable version.


This Handy Nail Polish Bottle Holder

Clamp your bottle of nail polish into this nail polish holder when you are doing A DIY manicure and save yourself the frustration and smeared polish. It holds the bottle securely and at the perfect angle while you work. It adjusts to more than 40 positions.


The Scrapers That Clean Your Cast Iron Pans

Keep your cast iron skillet in pristine condition with these pan scrapers. The tiny but mighty tools are designed with notches and curves that gently rid the skillet of excess food and grime but without removing seasoning. They're heat-resistant up to 275 degrees Fahrenheit and are dishwasher-safe.


This Continuous Mist Spray Bottle

Fix whatever bedhead happened in the night without getting a hand cramp. Give your plants a thorough drink with an ultra-fine mist. This continuous mister is the spray bottle to use. A single pump delivers a long misting of nanoparticles of water to solve your hair dilemmas and more. It comes in five colors.


A Base Primer That Gives You A Flawless Look

After you moisturize your skin, apply a layer of this base primer to create a flawless look and lock your makeup on tight. It’s infused with Korean ingredients and a sebum-controlling powder that keeps oil and shininess to a minimum while evening out the look of your skin.


This Hair Tools Storage System

Mount this hair dryer holder to the inside of a cupboard door or a wall and solve your hair-tools storage problems forever. It holds a hairdryer, brushes, and other hair appliances within easy reach but out of sight. Just peel and stick it to the door and it will stay put.


A Compact Gadget That Makes Mini Donuts In Minutes

Satisfy your pastry cravings in a flash with this Dash Mini Donut Maker. It’s designed to make seven tiny donuts in just a matter of minutes and is so simple to use. And when you’re done, cleanup is no problem thanks to the nonstick plates.


The Clip-On Strainer That Makes Draining So Easy

How clever is this clip-on strainer? It's designed to snap onto the edge of any pot or bowl, so you can use both hands to tip it over and strain. Just as good, it takes up so much less cupboard space than a standard strainer. It's dishwasher-safe and comes in bright colors like red and lime green.

This set of nesting bowls with measuring cups is such a great use of storage space. All the mixing bowls nest together with the measuring cups fitted into the top one. When you want to bake, pull them all out at once. There is even a colander in the mix. They come in six colors.

Save space in your cupboards without giving up any functionality by switching from a big, bulky colander to this collapsible colander set. The two pieces stack together, snap together, and compress into a single item that’s small enough to keep in a drawer. They come in two colors.


A Spice Organizer That Pulls Out Of Your Cupboard

Turn one shelf of a cabinet into a tidy, functional spice rack with this pull out spice rack organizer that holds all your spice bottles on four shelves. It comes with 75 blank labels for the end of the rack so you can create a ledger of what’s on each shelf. “These spice organizers are a small kitchen owner's dream!” said one reviewer. “They utilize limited space beautifully.”

Pack this insulated bowl along in your day pack or when you are camping so you always have a vessel for a drink, bowl of hot soup, or snack. It collapses to a one-inch packable shape. Then, when it’s time to eat, expands to hold a snack or cocktail. It comes in four colors.


A Power Strip Cube With Over 25,000 Reviews

With over 25,000 reviews and an overall 4.8-star rating, shoppers have declared this power strip cube a must-have. It includes three AC outlets and three USB ports in a single compact hub, and for flexibility, you can plug in from multiple sides. The strip has overload protection to keep devices and appliances safe, and it's available in two sizes: 5 feet and 8 feet.


This Bedside Caddy That Keeps Your Essentials Handy

Hang this bedside caddy from the side of your bed, the headboard, or anywhere that suits you to hold all the items you want to keep at hand without creating a mess. A big area holds notebooks or a laptop while the smaller pockets and hooks keep track of everything from pens to craft tools and phone cords. It comes in four colors.

This big, gentle detangling brush can handle the thickest, knottiest hair without causing pain or hair damage. You can use it wet or dry and the flexible layers of bristles adapt to your hair as you use it to pull out tangles without pulling out your hair.


This Oversized Umbrella That Won’t Break On You

Not only is this 58-inch umbrella super oversized, but it’s also so reliable. It’s complete with a fiberglass design that won’t flip up, snap, or break on you when it’s pouring. Plus, there’s a non-slip handle and a double canopy detail that gives you some air flow under this windproof umbrella.


A Wireless Charger That Works Through Your Phone Case

Compatible with the iPhone12 and newer, this wireless charger is so powerful that it can work through your phone case. Its extra-long power cable makes it easy to use with distant outlets — and the ultra-small size takes up hardly any space wherever you put it.


A Fanny Pack That Keeps Your Stuff Safe From Rain

Since this fanny pack is waterproof, there’s no need to stress about your items getting wet if you get caught in the rain. The adjustable waistband can be lengthened so that you can wear it as a crossbody bag — and you even have the choice of eight different colors, including a cute shade of pink.


This Armband That Holds Onto Your Phone During Runs

Whether you’re running on the treadmill or around the block, this armband can hold onto your phone so that you don’t have to worry about gripping it with your hands. It’s designed to work with nearly any phone — and the mount even rotates 180 degrees so that you can easily adjust the viewing angle.


A Doorbell Kit That’s Completely Wireless

This long-range doorbell kit is completely wireless and is easy to see with its LED light accents. Mount it next to your front door with the included double-sided tape or screws, and you’re ready for visitors. Just be sure to pick one of the 50 chime sounds and four volume settings before you invite someone over.


This Lemon Juicer That Takes The Pressure Off Your Hands

If you have limited mobility in your hands, this lemon juicer might just be a total game-changer. Simply place a lemon wedge in the center, press down on the handle, and the fresh lemon juice will flow out the pour spout with a gentle tilt.


An Insulated Mug That Helps Keep Espresso Warm

With thousands of positive four- and five-star reviews, it’s clear that this espresso mug is more than worth its reasonable price tag. The insulated walls help keep your espresso warm — and the borosilicate glass is durable, so there’s no need to worry about it cracking under sudden temperature changes.

Store any and every type of leftover in these glass meal-prep containers because you’ll never have to worry about staining them. borosilicate glass is baking-friendly, freezer-ready, and stain-resistant. The glass design also means they stay odor-free after every run in the dishwasher. You’ll also get matching and stackable leakproof lids.


These Durable Sandals With A Unique & Comfy Fit

It’s all about the unique insole with these durable slide-style sandals. It has a deep food bed with a small ridge all the way around, so these lightweight shoes feel cozy and secure. They’re finished off with a trendy and thick strap plus an easy-to-clean material.

  • Available sizes: 5 — 11.5 (including half sizes)
  • Available colors: 4


These Timeless Belts Made From Chic Faux Leather

Not only are the double O-rings on the front of these belts timeless, but each one is also made from chic faux leather, making them look way more expensive than they are. They’re available in a variety of colors — from classic brown to pure white — and many reviewers raved about how they’re “great quality.”


The Dish-Drying Rack That Rolls Up When Not In Use

This dish-drying rack will be especially useful if you're working with limited space in your kitchen. Made from durable, rust-proof stainless steel with silicone tips that grip the counter, it can be used to drain fruits, vegetables, and dishes, and then rolled up when no longer in use.


A Power Strip Tower With 4 Convenient USB Ports

There’s no need to go looking for a charging brick when you have this power strip tower, as it features four USB ports for your convenience. The eight AC outlets are also placed in pairs on each side, helping prevent bulky plugs from blocking the outlets — all while a 10-foot long power cable makes it easy to use practically anywhere in your home.

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