37 Clever Gadgets That Will Make You Say, "Why Didn't I Think of That?!" | 22 Words

Ever come across those products where you say, "OMG that is so simple but so genius"? Well, I've rounded up 37 of just those kinds of things for your eyes to feast upon. You'll say to yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?!" when you see these clever, clever gadgets! Whether you need a way to make espresso on the go or keep your champagne fresh for ages, we've got the products you didn't even know you needed but won't be able to live without.

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Sometimes it takes a genius product to solve a simple problem, and I've tracked down the best of the best clever gadgets that will help you out at home or on the go. From a way to keep your coffee hot until you have a chance to drink it to a gadget that lets you easily lug all the grocery bags into the house in one trip, you'll never regret purchasing these little lifesavers.

This Headphone Splitter Lets Multiple People Listen

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The kids always fight over who gets to listen to music or watch videos on my phone if we're waiting at a restaurant or the doctor's office. But I've found a way to get the squabbling to stop with this three-way headphone splitter that lets multiple people listen at the same time! Just plug it into your phone and press play; it couldn't be easier.

This Portable Nespresso Maker Is So Convenient

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If you love your Nespresso and never want to be without it, even while on the go or camping in a remote area, try this portable Nespresso maker that lets you take your preferred caffeine with you! It's convenient, easy to use, and mess-free since it takes prepackaged Nespresso pods to keep the coffee grounds perfectly measured and contained. Frequent travelers also love it, so they don't have to drink bad hotel coffee!

This Reusable Straw Is The Last One You'll Need

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Remembering to bring along a reusable straw can be kind of a pain, but not when it's this convenient one packed in its own case with a cleaning brush! It's simple to pop in your bag and assembles in seconds. It even has a silicone tip, so you don't get that cold, metal mouthfeel when you're drinking. They've seriously thought of everything.

This Coffee Warmer Couldn't Be Cuter

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Whenever I make a hot cup of tea, I never remember to drink it before it goes unappetizingly lukewarm. Problem solved with this mug warmer that'll keep any hot beverage actually hot until you get a chance to enjoy it! It's got over 8,000 rave reviews for ease of use and the auto shut-off safety feature.

This Measuring Set Covers All The Bases

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If you like really precise measurements when you're cooking or baking, try this measuring beaker set from OXO that does the job and then some. You'll get seven beakers that let you measure in milliliters, cups, ounces, tablespoons, and teaspoons. And they all stack together for easy storage!

These Lighted Outlet Covers Are Lifesavers

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Trying to find your way around in the dark is a pain, even more so if you're trying to find a plug to charge your tech devices! Use these LED lighted outlet covers to see clearly to get around and actually find the light switch. The light is bright enough to see but won't interrupt your sleep since it's subtle and not a giant beacon shining in your eyes.

This Travel Steamer Eliminates Wrinkles Immediately

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Hate ironing but still have to look presentable? Do what the stores do and use a garment steamer to keep clothes looking pristine and ready to wear. This mini one's especially useful on business trips where you've got to look your best but all your clothes are wrinkled from being smashed into a suitcase.

This Waffle Cone Maker Is So Fun

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I love those big, extravagant waffle cones you can get at ice cream shops but rarely at home. Until now! This waffle cone maker looks incredibly fun and produces delicious results. Level up your homemade ice cream game with this easy-to-use gadget!

This Mini Bluetooth Speaker Packs A Punch

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Want to listen to tunes or your favorite podcast but don't want to lug around a big speaker? Try this mini Bluetooth speaker that packs a major sound punch in a small package. It has a great battery life, up to 4 hours of playback on a single charge, and couldn't be cuter.

This Headrest Fan Keep The Backseat Cool

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It seems even when I put the AC on in the backseat, it's still stiflingly hot back there for my sweaty kids and panting dog. This headrest fan will definitely help circulate air and keep everyone more comfortable. The fan heads also swivel, so there's no fighting over who gets the breeze since it'll reach every corner of the rear of the car.

This Himalayan Salt Nightlight Promotes Good Vibes

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Want a great gift idea that you may want to keep for yourself? Check out this Himalayan salt nightlight that emits a warm glow and is said to promote healthier air as the salt in the lamp purifies it. Reviewers rave about the quality construction!

This Garlic Rocker Keeps Your Hands Clean

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I love using garlic in my food, but not so much the lingering smell it leaves on my hands and under my fingernails. I use this garlic rocker to keep my hands clean and chop the garlic into a much finer mince than I could with a knife. I get great results every time and consider this to be a kitchen MVP that gets used multiple times a week.

This Massager Takes Away The Aches And Pains

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Who has the time (or money) to visit the spa every time your muscles start aching? Get relief at home with this handheld percussion massager that you can use anywhere from your shoulders to your neck to your toes. It comes with three heads - bristle for neck and head, dual point for back and shoulders, and shiatsu for a focused acupoint massage.

This Omelet Maker Improves Mornings

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It's a miracle if I can get the kids to eat a measly piece of toast or a granola bar for breakfast on school mornings, then I feel guilty that they're not properly fueled to learn and play at school all day. They love omelets but it can be a pain to make plus dirties pans I don't have time to clean in the morning rush. Enter this omelet maker that makes it so easy to whip up a nutritious meal, just add the ingredients and it basically makes breakfast itself!

This Moisture Meter Keeps Plants Alive

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Between two young kids and a puppy, I'm kind of at my limit of how many things I can keep alive in a day so unfortunately plants get the short end of the stick. But the answer to my brown thumb is this moisture meter that lets me know exactly which plants need attention! Just stick it in the pot and watch the dial - couldn't be easier.

This Indoor Herb Garden Is A Steal

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Typically I see these indoor herb gardens go for upwards of $200, but this one's way less than that and it does the same thing! This uses 21 high-quality LED bulbs to promote photosynthesis in plants, so you can easily grow a little garden right on your counter. It also has a smart timer for lower energy consumption!

This Swivel Plug Outlet Is So Convenient

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This six outlet swivel plug couldn't be more convenient, especially if you're working with tight spaces such as behind furniture. There are also two USB plugs on top of the device, which allows you to easily charge your tech. It'll also keep your counter clear so you don't have a bulky powerstrip taking up all the room!

These Sheet Savers Ensure Even Drying

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It's so annoying when laundry gets tangled up in wet sheets and neither of them dries well. These bed sheet savers help combat exactly that by making it harder for clothing to get trapped inside the sheets and helps everything dry completely up to 75% faster. They'll also reduce wrinkles in your sheets, if having a smooth bed is something you crave.

This Taco Holder Keeps Things Neat

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We love Taco Tuesdays around here, but the shells can be hard for little kids to fill and hold. This taco holder makes it easy to do both since it keeps them upright, no tipping over and spilling. You'll get a set of six so everyone can have their own taco making station!

This Dryer Lint Brush Helps Stop Fires

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Dryer fires are pretty much the nightmare of any homeowner. They can happen out of nowhere and often the cause is too much trapped dryer lint that you can't reach with your bare hands. Clean it out the right way with this flexible dryer lint cleaner brush that can reach far into the machine to clear everything out.

This Electric Lighter Uses No Actual Flame

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This electric lighter is so cool - it works without any actual flame, just an electric charge with many built-in safety features, so it's easy to use as well. Since there's no flame, it's wind and splash-proof, making it ideal for outdoor adventures. This might be your new best friend on camping trips, but works just as well for lighting candles around the house!

This Champagne Stopper Saves Your Bubbles

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We've all seen wine bottle stoppers, but this here's a Champagne stopper that'll save your bubbly until you're ready to drink it again! It has a built-in pressure pump to perfectly seal the bottle and increase pressure so the bubbles stay safe. There's even a date feature built into the stopper so you can track how fresh your bottle is.

This Gel Nail Polish Dryer Works Like The Pro's

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I love how long a gel manicure lasts but I don't always want to fork over the cash to have the professionals do it in a salon. Good thing I can get the same results at home with this gel nail polish dryer that uses the same UV lights as the salons have! This one even comes with polish remover clips to get off even the most stubborn polish, cuticle pushers and cuticle trimmers so I can get the full salon experience.

This Headrest Purse Holder Is Genius

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Whenever I put my purse on the front seat, it manages to tip over and spill itself during the regular course of driving, not including when I stop short! This headrest purse holder is a genius idea to keep purses at hand but also protected from tipping over. It's also great if you've got someone riding in the front seat with you since it gives you somewhere to store your bag!

This Teeth Whitening Pen Works Amazingly Well

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The before and afters for this teeth whitening pen are unbelievable to be honest. Just look at how white this person got their teeth with just a few applications! You'll get a set of two pens each containing more than 20 applications, so you'll have the whitest teeth in town for a long time to come.

This Grocery Bag Holder Is So Comfortable

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Whenever I go grocery shopping, I try to get all the bags in the house in one trip. This results in circulation in my hands and arms being cut off, deep grooves from heavy bags and general inefficiency. This grocery bag holder that fits over your shoulder is the answer - just attach bags to it and be on your way with minimal effort or straining!

These Ear Hooks Keep Earbuds In

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My husband loves wearing his earbuds to work out, but they don't actually stay in his ears, especially during active periods. These ear hooks are the solution to keep earbuds in his ears comfortably and safely. Just pop them onto the earbud then insert in your ear - the hook does all the work for you!

This Smartphone Camera Lens Set Takes Amazing Shots

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Want to take amazing pics with just your phone? Try this smartphone camera lens set which includes wide angle, macro and fisheye lenses so you can take all kinds of creative shots. Just clip them onto the top of your phone and get snapping!

These Flashlight Gloves Are So Handy

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I gifted a pair of these flashlight gloves to my dad so he could see while doing DIY projects around the house involving small nails and screws and they worked like a charm. I got myself a second set so I could continue typing on my computer even after my husband had shut off the lights for the night. They're so easy to use and really work well!

This Drill Brush Set Gets Your Grout So Clean

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My bathroom grout is beyond gross, so I needed a heavy-duty cleaning fix fast. I picked up these drill brushes and my tile and grout have never looked better! It comes with a set of three brush heads that you just insert into your drill to get the best clean of your life.

This Pizza Cutter Works So Cleanly

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Homemade pizza nights are a thing around here, but it's so annoying to saw away at the crust when I'm trying to cut slices. Enter this pizza cutter which uses a super sharp blade to easily glide through the thickest deep dish pizza or the crunchiest thin crust. So much easier than using a knife, and safer, too so the kids can even use it!

This Charging Station Is So Sleek

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I can't keep track of all my tech on a good day, nevermind when it's first thing in the morning and I'm scrambling to get out the door. This sleek charging station helps keep me sane since it holds everything I need in one place. Easily charge your smartphone, AirPods, and smart watch all together in your very own command center.

This Cable Manager Is So Useful

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There are so many cords snaking all over my desk that it's impossible to know what's going on at any given moment. I need this cable organizer to keep things in order. It attaches right to the side or top of your desk and keeps up to five cables in their place until you're ready to plug them in.

This Butter Spreader Works Like A Charm

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Trying to spread cold butter on your toast is pretty much the worst - it never works and ends up tearing up your bread. Try this butter spreader that creates tiny curls of butter that spread evenly even if you've just taken the butter out of the fridge. It's made of durable stainless steel with a smooth grip that's a pleasure to use.

This Salad Container Has A Place For Everything

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I love the Bentgo containers for my kids' lunches, so I was super happy to find out they make salad containers for adults, too! This container has two levels and a place for everything so your salad doesn't get soggy during the wait for lunch. There's even a spot for dressing and a fork included in the lid!

This Personal Blender Is The Perfect Size

If, like me, you're the only one in your house who drinks smoothies and you don't want to blend up a huge batch, check out this little personal blender. It's just the right size for single-serve drinks or shakes, and you can pop the blender bottle off the base and take it to go. It even comes with two silicone straws and a cleaning brush, so it's environmentally friendly, too.

This Sweater Shaver Eliminates Pills

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This fabric shaver is something pretty much every adult should own. It quickly and easily removes pills from sweaters, pashminas, scarves, you name it. One end is the shaver and the other's a lint brush, so you'll be able to clean up in a flash.