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. As if adulthood, with all of its bills and responsibilities, weren’t enough, you have to shell out cash to outfit your home as well. Fortunately, some of the most useful products on Amazon won’t drain your entire life savings. In fact, plenty of said items can be found on Amazon for less than $25.

Lately, I’ve been able to slow down and truly hone in on my cooking skills, which has fostered a new-found appreciation for appliances and tools that makes the whole process simpler. That’s why I’ve been eyeing this mini waffle maker for a minute. It takes the guesswork out of preparing waffles that reach fluffy, golden perfection each and every time. Plus, it’s available in a variety of hues, so you can add a pop of color to your kitchen.

As you spend time at home, it also becomes crystal clear that organization is key. This three-tier organizer can be super helpful during the decluttering process, and it can be used in just about any room to store everything from spices to cosmetics to office supplies, and more. I’ve compiled a list of over 40 must-have items on Amazon that are useful and under $25. Check them out below.

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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.


This Lightweight Bag That Goes Between Your Car Seats

Clip this lightweight bag between your front car seats so you don’t throw all of your stuff on the floorboard. The hanging design is the perfect size for your bag, umbrella, sunglasses, and more. Plus, the mesh lets you easily see and grab your things while you drive.


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 Grips That Keep Rugs Firmly In Place

These grippers ensure your rugs don't budge but stay firmly on the ground. They utilize reusable adhesive to prevent slippage and curling, and the best part is that they won't leave behind any sticky residue, according to the brand. So wave goodbye to rugs that curl up at the corners — which isn't just an eyesore but a tripping hazard as well.


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.


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.


This Moisturizer With Vitamin C Built Right In

This cruelty-free moisturizer is super brightening because it has vitamin C built right in. The unique formula actually protects collagen, hydrates your skin, and the clinical strength vitamin C isn’t irritating. Plus, it’s complete with green tea for antioxidants and a tri-peptide complex that helps out with elasticity.


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


The Adhesive Cord Holders Made With Flexible Silicone

Whether you’re organizing tech cables at your work desk or nightstand, these cord holders can help. Each one has four slots that can help secure charging cables, headphones wires, and more — and thanks to the adhesive backing on each, they should stay in place so that your space remains organized. They’re available in eight colors and have a 4.7-star rating on Amazon.


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."


A Body Glitter With An Adhesive-Free Gel Formula

Yes — you can totally skip the primers and sticky glues with this body glitter. It has a gel formula that glides right onto your skin wherever you want a highlight moment. Plus, all of the glam glitter inside is actually made from 100% renewable plant starches.

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 Under Eye Gel Moisturizer That’s Super Versatile

This little bottle of antioxidant under eye moisturizer has the most luxurious feeling. The gel formula stands out from thick creams or runny serums. It’s complete with aloe, collagen, and unique elderflower if you love a good de-puffing ingredient. Plus, it’s super versatile for your forehead, lips, and more.


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 Personal Blender That You Can Take With You

Not only is this personal blender great for whipping up smoothies, but its rechargeable battery means that you can even take it with you to the office, the gym, and everywhere in between. The stainless steel blades easily power through ice — and the blending jar even comes with a to-go lid.


A Bedside Shelf That Takes Up Hardly Any Space

If your bedroom is a little cramped, consider ditching your nightstand in favor of this bedside shelf. A sturdy clamp on the bottom lets you easily attach it to your bed frame — no tools required. The best part? It’s sturdy enough to hold textbooks, laptops, snacks, and more.


This Lap Desk That Can Fit Laptops Up To 17 Inches

With dual bolster cushions on the bottom that help keep the top stable, this lap desk is a must-have for days when you’re working from home. The top is also adjustable, offering eight different angles to choose from — and the flip-up edge at the bottom helps keep your laptop from sliding off when you have it propped up high.


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.


An Adjustable Tablet Stand For Easy Viewing

Made from soft polyester-velvet, these scrunchies are a stylish addition to any outfit — and each one even features a hidden zipper pocket where you can stash small valuables. And if that isn’t enough? Reviewers also raved about their quality, with even more mentioning how well they hold hair up.


This Unique Gel Eye Mask That Stays Put

Wearing this microwave- and freezer-safe gel eye mask is actually relaxing, instead of annoying. It stays put with the adjustable strap on the back that fits just like your favorite sleep mask. Plus, the shape of this mask is extra-long, so it covers your cheeks for an extra-soothing facial moment.


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.


A Jewelry Box You Can Take With You When Traveling

It’s almost too easy for your jewelry to get into a tangled mess inside of your suitcase, so why not grab this jewelry box? Multiple dividers and pockets on the inside help everything stay organized. Plus, the faux leather exterior makes it look way more expensive than it is.


This Bath Pillow That Keeps Your Head & Shoulders Supported

Whereas some bath pillows only support your head, this one features two cushioned panels to help keep your head, shoulders, and upper back comfortable while you soak. Seven suction cups on the back help keep it from shifting out of place — and the waterproof exterior allows it to dry fast in order to prevent mildew.


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


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 Set Of Tongs That Won’t Melt Against Your Pan

No more melted and misshapen kitchen tongs with this budget-friendly pack of lightweight kitchen tongs. The silicone grippers are heat resistant up to 600 degrees, so they’ll totally hold up against a hot pan. Of course, all of these stainless steel tongs are complete with an easy-to-lock design.

Not only do these eye masks contain real gold that can help brighten skin, but they also contain nourishing collagen that works to help revitalize tired-looking eyes. And since each pair is packaged individually, taking them with you when traveling is as easy as tossing them right into your suitcase.


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 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.


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 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


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.


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.”

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.


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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