65 Cool Things Under $30 That'll Impress The Hell Out Of Anyone

Honestly, cool barely describes these products.

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Finding cool, trendy products for a budget-friendly price online sounds like a breeze, but it can genuinely be time consuming. There’s a lot of stuff out there, and not everything that promises to make your life easier or simply more enjoyable lives up to their impressive description. But that’s where I come in.

I found these 65 things on Amazon that don’t just sound impressive — they are impressive. And best of all, these awesome things are super cheap.

The Remote-Controlled Lights That Will Elevate Any Kitchen

Illuminate the shadowy spaces on your counter, show off the knickknacks on your bookshelf, or give your stairs a modern upgrade with these LED puck lights. These battery-powered lights can be installed in minutes with the included double-sided tape or screws, and then they’re controlled either by tapping them and then dimming them or setting timers with the included remote.

This Wearable Neck Fan With 24,000 5-Star Reviews

Never frantically wave your hands around your face to cool yourself down again when you have this portable neck fan. The design creates 360 degree air movement around your face and neck to feel like you’re being surround by a constant light breeze, and there are three speeds to this battery-powered fan.

A Motion-Sensor Soap Dispenser That Holds 17 Ounces

Get ready to field all the impressed questions when this motion-sensor soap dispenser is next to your sink. It holds up to 17 oz of liquid soap and features five output levels depending on how much dishwashing or hand soap you need. Just rest an open hand underneath it’s nozzle and you’ll never have to worry about the top of your soap bottle getting germy again.

These Budget-Friendly Satin Pillowcases With Over 280,000 Ratings

You won’t wake up on the wrong side of the pillow when you add this satin pillowcase to your bedding. Silky and soft, the 100% polyester satin is gentle on skin and hair, to reduce breakouts and split ends. It comes in over three dozen colors to match every bedroom aesthetic and is washing machine safe, which is why it’s a best-seller on Amazon with over 205,000 five-star reviews.

This Sunscreen Scalp Spray For A Burn-Free Middle Part

In the season of accidental sunburns and middle parts, don’t forget to take care of your scalp with this sunscreen hair mist. The spray’s broad spectrum SPF 30 protects scalps from burning and hair color from fading, all without making your locks look greasy. It’s water resistant up to 80 minutes and reef-friendly, so you can protect your hair and the ocean.

These Motion Sensor Night Lights That Plug Right Into An Outlet

These plug-in night lights detect motion within about 12 feet and turn off again after 60 seconds, so they’re a great option for late-night bathroom trips. They also automatically turn off at dawn, which helps to save you precious energy. Though they’re triggered by motion, these lights are dimmable.

A Cooling Blanket That Comes In 8 Stylish Colors

Avoid waking up sweating in the middle of the night by wrapping yourself in this cooling blanket. The bamboo material is supremely breathable and moisture-wicking to help keep your temperature down. It releases your body heat to make sure you have a cool and comfy sleep every night.

A Spa-Like Derma Roller That Won’t Break The Bank

Bring the spa home with this fan-favorite derma roller. With over 540 titanium needles, this roller will exfoliate your face and leave you with a positively glowing complexion, especially when paired with your favorite vitamin C serum. It has over 19,000 five-star reviews, and one reviewer wrote, “The roller is making a huge difference in the visibility of my scars, as well as the overall texture/smoothness of my skin.”

This Fan-Favorite Spray That Removes Tough, Old Stains

Keep your clothes, sheets, furniture, and shoes looking brand new with this professional-grade, concentrated stain remover. Just spray directly onto the stain, blot, rinse, and watch the stain disappear, even if it’s an old stain. It’s U.S. EPA Safer Choice certified meaning it’s safe for use around children. Plus, it’s the No. 1 bestseller in Amazon’s laundry stain removers category.

This Shimmery Makeup Stick That’s As Versatile As It Is Gorgeous

Has there ever been an on-the-go makeup stick that can do as much as this e.l.f. monochromatic multi-stick? Not according to the 42,000 ratings it has on Amazon. Available in seven colors, the pigment can be used as eyeshadow, lipstick, or blush to keep you feeling your best no matter where you are. And, it’s 100% cruelty-free and vegan so you can do good while you look good.

These Solar String Lights That Elevate Any Outdoor Space

No matter the size of your deck or yard, these string lights will make any space feel like a vacation. The lights are waterproof, solar powered, and come on durable copper wire that’s easily bendable to fit around your banisters, trees, furniture — you name it. Plus, there are eight modes available — including wave, fade, and twinkle — to make sure they create the best outdoor vibe.

A Metal Straw That’s Reusable, Portable & Chic

Never reach for a plastic straw again when you have this portable, food-grade stainless steel straw. It comes with matching carrying case that can clip onto your keychain or bag, so you can always sip on-the-go. It’s adjustable to fit three sized drinks — 12 oz, 20 oz, and 30 oz — and the set includes a scrub brush for easy cleaning.

A Clever Bag Hanger With A 4.7-Star Rating On Amazon

You won’t have to set your purse or backpack on the floor again when you have this metal bag hanger. It holds up to 33 pounds and can clip onto chairs, tables, car headrests, and more to keep your bag easily accessible and off the dirty floor. When not in use, the clip can be hooked right onto the strap of your bag for easy storage.

An Electric Makeup Brush Cleaner That’s So Easy To Use

Cleaning makeup brushes won’t feel as daunting with this electric brush cleaner. Just put some cleaning solution in the brush bowl, attach your brushes to the spinner with the eight included collars, and let this thing do all the work with the simple press of a button. You’ll never go a little too long between cleans again. Your skin will thank you.

A 40-Ounce Tumbler That Comes In A Ton Of Aesthetic Colors

This season’s hottest accessory? A reusable tumbler that will keep you hydrated and match your outfit. The double-wall insulated stainless steel tumbler is dishwasher-safe, cupholder friendly, and features an ergonomic handle. Its straw and straw lid keep everything leak resistant, and makes sure your drinks stay cold for up to 24 hours.

A Touch-Operated Coffee & Spice Grinder That Works In Seconds

Have freshly-ground coffee every single morning by adding this grinder to your kitchen. It’s touch operated and works in mere seconds to give you a consistent grind every single time, though the coarseness can be adjusted by simply holding the button for more or less time. This grinder holds up to 3 ounces and isn’t just limited to coffee — it works for spices and nuts, too.

A Hydrating Lip Balm That Will Give Your Lips A Custom Pink Tint

Find the perfect shade of pink every time with this flower lip balm. It applies clear at first, but after interacting with your lip’s natural pH levels, it becomes a shade of pink that’s just for you. Plus, each lipstick is infused with a real chrysanthemum to make you feel as luxurious as you’ll look.

This Sauce Holder That Clips Onto Your Car’s Air Vent

Elevate your in-car dining experience with this clever sauce holder. Just clip it right into the notches of your car’s air vent and almost any sauce from any major food chain will slip right in. Plus, it also includes a food-safe ramekin to hold those tricky squeeze ketchups.

This Gorgeous Belt Bag That Looks Really Expensive

Keep up with the trends without breaking the bank with this convertible belt bag. It features two zippered pockets (one of which has a smaller internal pocket great for IDs and credit card), one crossbody strap, and one fanny pack strap. Versatile and budget-friendly, this quilted bag will have everyone asking “where’d you get that?”

A Touch-Operated Electric Can Opener That Reviewers Love

Save time in the kitchen with this electric can opener. In just seconds, this compact gadget will cut open the can without leaving a sharp edge, so you’ll never have to worry about slicing your fingers. Just lodge the opener on the edge of a can, press the button, watch it cut 360 degrees around, then press the button when it’s finished. It’s as easy as that — which is why this is a best-seller on Amazon.

A Flexible Tripod So You Always Snap The Perfect Pic

Take Instagram-worthy photos every time with this flexible tripod. The adjustable adapter is compatible with smartphones, digital cameras, DSLR cameras, and video cameras. The three-legged base and metal ball joint keep your phone stable on almost any surface. Plus, it can be controlled with the included remote from up to 30 feet.

The Easy-To-Use Aerators That Make Cheap Wines Better

Taste all the hints of fruit and earthy notes when you aerate your wine with these fan-favorite aerators. Using the Bernoulli Effect, oxygen is infused into the wine to bring out all of its natural flavors. Plus, the rubber base ensures an airtight seal so you won’t spill even one drop.

This High-Quality, Stainless Steel Eyelash Curler With Over 25,000 5-Star Ratings

This high-quality eyelash curler — which, yes, has over 25,000 five-star ratings — is made with durable stainless steel, and it features a long silicone pad for gentle curling (along with two replacements). Plus, the curler itself arrives with a satin carrying pouch so you can keep it protected while it’s not in use. One customer wrote, “Would definitely recommend. It really works!”

This Portable Light-Up Compact That’s Budget-Friendly

Make sure you look great everywhere you go with this lighted mirror. It features one regular mirror and one 10x magnified mirror so you can get the perfect eyeliner look on-the-go, and there’s an LED light for perfect makeup application in the dark. One reviewer wrote, “Absolutely a must have for anyone that is on the go a lot! [...] I would highly recommend to anyone, but especially travels, OTR truck drivers, flight attendants, professional drivers, traveling healthcare workers, teachers, etc.”

This Viral Stick Sunscreen That Won’t Leave Your Face Oily

Keep your skin protected from UVA and UVB rays with this cult classic SPF 50 glow stick. Easy to apply to your face, chest, and shoulders, this sunscreen is made with powerful ingredients to hydrate and protect without leaving that annoying white cast like other sunscreens. Plus, it’s small and easily portable so you have no excuse not to apply.

A Felt Purse Organizer That Comes In 22 Colors

With 12 interior pockets and three exterior pockets, this purse organizer will make it easier to find your sunglasses or lip balm in the void that is your go-to bag. There are six size options to make sure the organizer fits inside your favorite purse, and it comes in 22 colors to match. Plus, an internal pocket is detachable to customize it for whatever you need.

These Acrylic Claw Clips That Come In 4 Modern Shapes

Everyone’s obsessed with claw clips these days, and this gorgeous four-pack is the perfect addition to your collection. Made of acrylic with durable metal springs, these hair clips come in four modern shapes: an oval, a square, a rectangle, and a traditional claw, so they’re suitable for various hair lengths. With a non-slip grip, they’ll elevate any up-do you desire.

These Exfoliating Foot-Peel Masks That Leave Your Skin Seriously Smooth

These powerful, botanical-infused foot-peel masks use fruit extracts to help exfoliate your skin with each use. In fact, after wearing the masks (which work like booties) for 60 minutes, your dry skin and calluses should be replaced with smoothness — all within two weeks.

A Wearable Neck Light With A 4.7-Star Rating On Amazon

Reading will never be the same once you have this adjustable LED neck light. It emits three color temperatures — amber, warm white, and cool white — so it’s great for daytime or nighttime reading. And it has three dimmable brightness levels so your eyes are always comfortable. It’s rechargeable, and each charge can last up to 80 hours.

A Clever Nail Polish Holder For A Mess-Free Application

Make nail polish application a breeze every time when you have this silicone bottle holder. It holds bottles regardless of shape and has a suction bottom that keeps it secure on most surfaces. Plus, the holder can be adjusted to angle the bottle toward you so you can dip and paint with ease.

This Pheromone-Infused Perfume That’s A Viral Best-Seller

Bring your personal scent to the next level with this roll-on pheromone-infused perfume. Its formula combines with your skin’s natural pH to create a truly unique scent perfect for daily use or for a fun date night. (Wink wink.) A lovely blend of fruits and florals, this scent will make you smell great at a budget-friendly price, which is why it’s a best-seller on Amazon.

This Set of Gold-Plated Earrings That Are Great For Any Occassion

Make your jewelry the star of the show with this gold hoop earring set. With 14-karat gold plating over sterling silver, these earrings come in six different shapes and sizes. Best of all? They come at a budget-friendly price point, all while looking so expensive. One reviewer raved, “So affordable and cute. I have had one pair on since I bought them and I shower, gym and sleep with them and they have NOT tarnished!!”

These Pimple Patches That Will Clear Your Skin Overnight

Blemish, be gone! These mighty pimple patches will get rid of unwanted spots overnight — literally. They work in six hours. Just apply the invisible, thin sticker to the tricky whitehead, and the medical-grade hydrocolloid absorbs oil and gunk to gently clear things up fast. With over 93,000 five-star ratings, there’s a reason this is No. 1 best-seller on Amazon.

This Fire Pit Add-On For An Hour Of Colorful Flames

Toss in one of these fun fire pouches — unopened — into your fireplace or bonfire to create rainbow flames. And I truly mean rainbow. They last for up to one hour and are safe for indoor or outdoor use. Plus, when they start to fade, you can just throw another pouch in to keep the fun going, since these come in a pack of 12.

This Bidet Attachment For The Ultimate Bathroom Upgrade

Make your bathroom as fancy as you deserve with this bidet that attaches to your toilet. In just six simple steps (and without any tools), you can have the bathroom of your dreams. Easily connect it to your water supply and attach it to the toilet below the seat. After installation, it features a dial to control the water pressure spray.

These Lightweight Packing Cubes Designed With Breathable Material

Organizing your luggage has never been easier, thanks to these packing cubes that are designed to fit snugly in your suitcase when filled with clothing. One set arrives with five different cubes that are designed with lightweight, water-resistant material — and each one also features breathable mesh that allows air into the pack. Not to mention, a laundry bag is included so you can keep your worn clothes separate from the clean ones.

This Colander That’ll Save You So Much Space In Your Kitchen

If you have a smaller kitchen, have no fear — this over-the-sink colander will save some room while getting the job done. With a convenient design, this colander can stretch wide from 14 to 19 inches, making it great for tackling bigger dinner prep. It’s BPA-free and also heat-resistant, with the capability of handling temperatures up to 212 degrees Fahrenheit. You can grab your own in one of 12 colors.

This Detangling Brush With Over 50,000 5-Star Ratings

Over 50,000 customers have given this detangling brush five stars — and there are good reasons why. Not only can the brush be used on wet or dry hair, but it also features cone-shaped bristles that make it easy to separate knots without any issues. Plus, the brush works through all hair types, according to the brand.

A Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray With A Matte Finish

This setting spray is an easy and budget-friendly add-on to your skincare routine. Just shake it and spray it for the perfect matte finish, and you won’t even feel the weightless formula on your skin. It truly locks in your makeup to prevent smudging and fading all day long. One reviewer raved, “I manage a restaurant and often have to work 13+ hour days. I throw this on in the morning and, despite the several thousand times I throw my face in my hands in despair throughout the day, I still get home with perfectly set make up.”

The Leakproof, Nonslip Trash Can That’s Designed For Your Car

This 2-gallon trash can is designed with a nonslip base as well as adjustable straps, making it perfect for your car (whether you want to keep it between two seats or attach it to a headrest). Its durable design is leakproof and features convenient mesh side pockets, and 20 liners are included with the purchase. It’s perfect for on-the-go snack bags, empty water bottles, receipts you don’t need, and more.

This Detachable Phone Grip That Doubles As A Kickstand

Avoid accidentally dropping your phone by using this detachable grip. Simply use the adhesive tape to pop the small attachment onto the back your phone, and the grip slides on—and off—the attachment easily. And, as a bonus, the grip’s handle can be squished to turn it into a kickstand.

This Knife Sharpener That Comes With Its Own Cut-Resistant Glove

Create a habit of sharpening your kitchen knives with this four-in-one sharpening tool. This gadget can help repair, straighten, sharpen, and polish your blades to make your most handy tools perform as good as new. Sharpening blades will also make your knives safer to use, and will help save money on replacements. Speaking of safety, a cut-resistant glove is included to make the sharpening process even more secure.

The Reusable Silicone Baking Mats With Markers For Macarons, Cookies, & More

These reusable baking mats are made with silicone that can withstand temperatures up to 480 degrees Fahrenheit. One pack includes four (two larger ones and two smaller ones), each of which has round markings that are useful when baking macarons or cookies. Plus, they’re dishwasher safe, which means cleaning them is as simple as cooking with them.

This Soothing Body Lotion That Works For Sensitive Skin

Keep your hands and body soft and smooth with this ultra hydrating lotion. Boasting Hawaiian Kuku nut oil to relieve dryness and aloe vera to soothe the skin, this lotion will give you a spa treatment at home. Best of all, it has a non-greasy finish, so your skin won’t feel grimy or heavy after use.

These Scalp Massagers That Help Lather Shampoo Into Your Hair

These silicone scalp massagers (which come in a two-pack) can be used on both wet or dry hair, and the built-in handle on each makes them simple to grip. When used on wet hair, they can help lather shampoo during a wash — but either way, they can help increase blood circulation. Many customers even wrote that they’re a “game changer.”

This Ergonomic Box Cutter With 3 Blade Depths

Shaped like half an S, this box cutter has an ergonomic handle to make sure you can easily slice boxes and not fingers. The ceramic blade can lock into three positions — fully extended, semi-protruding, and fully hidden — to cut anything up to 8 millimeters thick.

This Highly Rated Meat Tenderizer With A Nonslip Grip

Whether you’re tenderizing chicken or crushing cookies for a dessert recipe, this cooking hammer can help. It’s made from durable aluminum and features a double-sided top for tenderizing or pounding meat, and the nonslip grip is designed with rubber. It’s still lightweight and compact enough to fit in your kitchen drawer.

A Groovy Moon Lamp That Can Be Adjusted To 16 Colors

This bright moon lamp is mounted on a wooden base and is sure to add some astro vibes to any room its in. With data from NASA’s satellite, the lamp replicates a 3D image of the moon’s surface. With the included remote control, it can be switched to 16 far-out colors. Plus, it’s USB-chargeable and can last four to 12 hours between charges.

This Vegan Shampoo Bar That Protects & Cleanses Hair

If you’re looking for an easy eco-friendly swap in your life, try replacing your shampoo bottles with this shampoo bar (which is also easier to travel with). It boasts argan oil to protect, olive oil to moisturize, coconut to cleanse, and rice water to promote hair growth. Plus, just one 5-ounce bar is the equivalent to about three shampoo bottles.

These Himalayan Salt Candle Holders That’ll Add Some Ambiance To Any Room

Available in packs of one, two, four, or six, these Himalayan salt candle holders are a great way to set the mood in your bedroom or living room. Created from hand-mined salt crystals from the Himalayan mountains, these may help set an ionic balance in your living space while serving as an easy way to decorate. They’re great for study zones, bathrooms, or any place that needs to be a bit more zen.

This Press-On Nail Kit That Doesn’t Use Messy Glue

These short press-on nails will have everyone admiring your manicure. Available in 17 gorgeous colors, the ready-to-wear nails are waterproof, chip-proof, and use an adhesive to attach to your nail bed, rather than messy, sticky glue. The kit comes with a prep pad, a cuticle pusher, a nail file, and 30 nails in 15 sizes to make sure you find your perfect fit.

A Stylish Beverage Sleeve That Keeps Your Cans Cool

Say goodbye to warm soda, seltzer, beer, or any other 12-ounce canned beverage, when you have this stainless steel can cooler. The triple-insulated technology will keep your drink cold for 12 hours without any drippy condensation. Available in 11 colors, these sleeves have the added benefit of being aesthetic.

These Cute Dish Cloths That Are Reusable & Easy To Clean

Save money and the environment when you swap out your paper towels for these reusable Swedish dish cloths. They’re made of cotton and cellulose, so they’re super absorbent and biodegradable. They can be used on stone, tile, stainless steel, and wood, and just one sheet lasts from three to 12 months. Plus, they’re dishwasher- and washing machine-safe for easy cleaning.

This Reusable Makeup Remover That Just Needs Water To Work

The popular, double-sided MakeUp Eraser just needs water to work, and it can help remove everything from lipstick to mascara. One side is perfect for washing makeup off, and the other works for exfoliating your complexion. It’s totally reusable and can even be tossed in the washing machine when needed.

A Magnetic Meat Thermometer With A Bright LED Screen

Not only can this meat thermometer withstand temperatures up to 572 degrees Fahrenheit, but it also displays those numbers on a brightly lit LED screen that’s easy to read while cooking in a busy kitchen. Plus, the attached probe activates an auto-on feature, and a built-in magnet lets you store it on the fridge between uses.

This Cold Brew Maker That’ll Liven Up Your Morning Routine

Making cold brew is easy with this glass cold brew and iced tea maker. This set comes with its own funnel and scoop to make the process as easy and mess-free as possible. Its leakproof lid works hard to prevent spills, and it couldn’t be easier to clean when you’re all done. Regular coffee will have a tough time competing after you use this gadget in the morning.

This Water Bottle That’ll Easily Allow You To Infuse Fruits & Veggies

If you need to up your daily water intake, try using this fruit infuser bottle to make it a little more exciting. Especially great for the gym or for a long commute, this bottle holds up to 32 fluid ounces of H2O and can fit into any standard cup holder. With the capability of infusing plenty of different fruits and veggies, it’ll be hard to get bored. It also couldn’t be easier to clean once your day is done.

This Soft Mini Makeup Brush Set That’s Perfect For Traveling

This six-piece makeup brush set makes traveling a breeze. It features one eyeshadow brush, one lip brush, one highlighter brush, one blender brush, and two clear plastic brush covers to keep everything clean when stored. Reviewers note that these highly-portable brushes are super soft, too.

This Hair Towel That Absorbs More Than 8 Times Its Weight In Water

Shorten your morning prep time and treat your hair right with this microfiber hair towel, which is one of the fastest-drying towels on the market. With over 42,000 five-star reviews, customers especially love the fact that it’s extremely absorbent and gentle on hair, even curls. You get two wraps per order, and they’re available in a ton of great colors.

A Highly-Rated Stainless Steel Utensil Holder That Rotates

Keep your cooking necessities easily accessible with this extra large stainless steel utensil holder. Featuring a removable three-compartment divider, the 7-inch wide holder can rotate 360 degrees to make sure you can reach everything inside. It is fingerprint-proof and has a non-skid base to keep your things secure.

This Soft Laptop Stand That You Can Cuddle Up With

If you love watching movies in bed, consider making the process a lot cozier with this tablet pillow stand. Compatible with most popular tech devices, this stand comes with six adjustment options to create your ultimate viewing experience. It’s also soft and lightweight, making it easy to wrap your arms around. With a score of 4.6 out of five stars on Amazon, thousands of customers use it to make their late-night TV marathons just a little more comfortable.

These Extra-Long Oven Mitts That’ll Save You From Accidental Burns

Even the best home chefs occasionally have an oven mishap — prevent it ahead of time with these extra-long oven mitts, which cover more area than a standard pair. They’re heat resistant and flame retardant and made from top-quality silicon. They’re also waterproof, so you can throw them in the washer when they need a good refresh. They also make an excellent housewarming present.

These Cosmetic Drawers That’ll Let You See & Organize Your Whole Collection

Bring some order to your vanity with these stackable bins. Made from clear durable plastic, these bins will help you see what you have, preventing you from rearranging your entire collection on a daily basis. They’ve scored a 4.6 out of five-star rating on Amazon from customers who’ve used them to better organize everything from nail polish to laundry pods. Aside from clear, you can also buy them in cloud white.

These Colorful Fridge Mats That Will Make Cleaning A Breeze

The fridge can turn into a messy place, which is why it’s best to prepare yourself with fridge mats that’ll help protect your shelves from leaks, jams, and spills. These washable mats are easy to wipe clean and can easily be cut to any size you need, making it easier to organize what you’ve got inside. As a bonus, they’re also an easy way to add a pop of color to your kitchen in a place guests probably wouldn’t expect.

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